Commemoration of Sarah January 20 Today we celebrate the Commemoration of Sarah, the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac. We first meet her in Genesis 11:21, where she is introduced as Abraham’s wife. She dies in Genesis 23. In short, she received the promise that the Messiah would
The Confession of St. Peter January 18 The Lord be with you In our Church Year, today is set aside as “the Confession of St. Peter.” This is classed as a “festival.” The confession of Peter remembered this day is found in Matthew 18:13-20, Mark 8:27-29, and Luke 9:18-20. This
The next installment of our study of the book of Revelation is below. Numerous handouts that should have been included in the study covering verses one through six are included, which is why the title says this study covers verses one through six as well, instead of just seven through
… Theodoret (in Dial. 3) points out another mystery. Just as here the ram [offered as a substitute for Isaac in Genesis 22:13] bled and died, while Isaac, the only begotten son of Abraham, rested, so on Good Friday the human nature in the person of Jesus Christ bled, suffered,
Here again we find the Lord Jesus Christ (Genesis 22:16-18). The Angel of the Lord who speaks here is my Lord Jesus Christ. In this passage the most blessed Trinity, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, swears an oath. The words are conveyed by my Lord Jesus Christ, who
Martin Luther used Micah 5:2 as his text in his second sermon given on Epiphany 1532. Below is an excerpt. However, the prophet elaborates further, stating what kind of king or ruler this child would be: “The ruler who is to come out of Bethlehem will be a lord over
Commemoration of Basil the Great of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa, Pastors and Confessors January 10 The Lord be with you The three men commemorated this day are two brothers (Basil, bishop of Caesarea, and Gregory, bishop of Nyssa) and a close friend (Gregory, bishop of Nazianzus).