Justification

What choice do you have?

About the 6th Sunday after Pentecost: There is a predominant theme of discipleship and calling in these readings. Twice we hear the story of the demands of following as a disciple, first in 1 Kings and then in Luke. The Psalm gives us words to consider as we offer ourselves as disciples to God. Paul […]

What is your name?

About the fifth Sunday after Pentecost: The readings for this Sunday all include an element of God’s saving work. He promises that He will save some out of the judgment in Isaiah 65, the Psalmist in Psalm 3 cries out for God to arise and save, and in Luke 8, we read a story of […]

Do you curse?

About 4th Sunday after Pentecost: Sin plays a big role in the theme of this day’s readings, but so does forgiveness. The readings show that no matter the sin, the solution is always the same – the justifying work of Jesus Christ, not the Law which cannot utterly defeat sin, but only justification. We ourselves […]

What do you go back to?

About Third Sunday after Pentecost – There is no escaping the theme of death vs life when reading these readings this week. We are called to look at the death that our sin deserves, but also to the life which Christ offers us through the justification of our souls by His suffering and death. We […]