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February 19, 2017 Epiphany 7
Posted under: Epiphany
Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Again the law is placed before our eyes: its standard is perfection, and our behavior toward our fellow human beings is the subject of its scrutiny. How far we fall short! Yet how merciful is our God “who forgives all our sins” and “does not deal with us as our sins deserve”!
Order of Service
Divine Service 1, page 15 in the front part of the blue supplement
Now I Have Found the Firm Foundation, #386
Prayer of the Day
Gracious Father, keep your family, the Church, always faithful to you, that we may lean on the hope of your promises and be strong in the power of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
The key demand of the second table of the law is love for neighbor. The law demands holiness akin to that of God. Such holiness expresses itself by loving one’s neighbor as oneself.
Psalm of the Day
Psalm 103, Page 105 in the front part of the hymnal
1 Corinthians 3:10,11,16-23
The one foundation of the Church is Jesus Christ. Built on this foundation is the Lord’s temple: the people of God. Harmony within the temple is achieved when God’s people hold dear the wisdom of God rather than their own.
The unchanging standard of holiness is God repeated by Jesus: “Be perfect, therefore as your heavenly Father is perfect.” But when it comes to applying that standard to the second table of the law, the Lord Jesus shows the depth and breadth of the law’s demands: we are to love even our enemies and those who persecute us.
Hymn of the Day
Son of God, Eternal Savior, #492
1 Corinthians 3:10,11,16-23—Builder, Beware!
The Church’s One Foundation, #538
Built on the Rock, #529