Lessons and Hymns for Easter 4 A

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Acts 2:42-47
1 Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10

You can read the above lessons and the propers for this Sunday here.

The Crucified and Risen Lord Jesus Christ Is Our Good Shepherd

Although we “were straying like sheep,” the Lord Jesus Christ has willingly suffered and died for us, bearing our sins “in his body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24–25). We are healed by His wounds (1 Peter 2:24), and in His resurrection He gathers us to Himself as our Good Shepherd, by whose righteousness we “have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). Now through other shepherds whom He calls and sends in His name, He guards and keeps us in the green pastures of His Church, leading us beside the quiet waters of our Baptism and spreading the feast of His table before us. Since He has called us by the Gospel to be His own dear sheep, we also “hear his voice” and “know his voice” (John 10:3–4) in the faithful preaching of His Gospel, and we follow Him by faith. When we receive His Gospel, we have the abundant life and common unity of the entire flock under one Good Shepherd, in “the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship” and in “the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42).

These are the hymns you will sing:

I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb (LSB 740)
The Lord’s My Shepherd (LSB 710)
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (LSB 709)
Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways (LSB 707)
Children of the Heavenly Father (LSB 725)

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