Luther’s Notes on the Gospel: St. Andrew the Apostle (Nov. 30th)

November 30th, 2015 St. Andrew’s Day John 1:35-42 New King James Version 35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” 37 … Continue reading

Gospel Notes – A New Weekly Resource for Parish Lay Catechesis!

This entry is part 4 of 33 in the series Gospel Notes

Laymen: Would you like to be able to focus on the content of your pastor’s sermon without being distracted by the dozens of questions that pop into your mind about what the text is about? Pastors: Would you like a … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Last Sunday (Trinity 27) – Eternal Life

Last Sunday of the Church Year Trinity 27 Heaven’s Eternal Joy: The Bride of Christ Matthew 25:1-13 New King James Version 25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Second Last Sunday (Trinity 26), Martinmas – Last Judgment

2nd-Last Sunday of the Church Year Trinity 26 And the text for the Feast of St. Martin, Pastor- November 11 Last Judgment Matthew 25:31-46 New King James Version 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Third Last Sunday (Trinity 25) – End Times

Third-Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity 25) Signs of the End Times Matthew 24:15-28 New King James Version 15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: All Saints’ Day -Saints and Martyrs

November 1 All Saints’ Day Matthew 5:1-12 New King James Version 5 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Reformation

Reformation Day Matthew 11:12-15 New King James Version 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospel: Sts. Simon and Jude Apostles (Oct. 28)

October 28 John 15:17-21 New King James Version 17 These things I command you, that you love one another. 18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Michaelmas 5 (Trinity 23) – Citizenship

Fifth Sunday After Michaelmas, or the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity Citizenship: Render to Caesar and to God Matthew 22:15-22 New King James Version 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk. 16 And … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Michaelmas 6 (Trinity 24) – Death, A Sleep

Michaelmas 6 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity Death, A Sleep: Jairus’ Daughter Matthew 9:18-26 New King James Version 18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Michaelmas 4 (Trinity 22) – Forgive as Forgiven

Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity, or the Fourth Sunday After Michaelmas Forgive as Forgiven: The Unmerciful Servant Matthew 18:23-35 New King James Version 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospel: St. James the Elder (Oct. 23)

October 23 St. James the Elder the Apostle Matthew 20:20-28 New King James Version 20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. 21 And He said to her, … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Michaelmas 3 (Trinity 21) – Spiritual Armor

Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity, or the Third Sunday After Michaelmas Spiritual Armor John 4:46-54 New King James Version 46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospel: St. Luke the Evangelist (Oct. 18)

October 18 St. Luke the Evangelist Luke 10:1-9 New King James Version 10 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Michaelmas 2 (Trinity 20) – Confirmation

Second Sunday After Michaelmas, or the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity Confirmation: Perseverance in Faith Matthew 22:1-14 New King James Version 22 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospel: the Festival of St. Michael and All Angels (Sept. 29)

September 29 or Sunday Preceding. Matthew 18:1-11 New King James Version 18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Michaelmas 1 (Trinity 19) – Absolution

First Sunday After Michaelmas, or the Ninteenth Sunday after Trinity Absolution: Jesus Forgives the Paralytic Matthew 9:1-8 New King James Version 9 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 2 Then behold, they … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 18 – Law and Gospel

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity Law and Gospel: The Great Commandment Matthew 22:34-46 New King James Version 34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 17 – Christian Freedom

Christian Freedom: Healing on the Sabbath Luke 14:1-11 New King James Version 14 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospel: the Festival of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (September 21)

September 21 Matthew 9:9-13 New King James Version 9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. 10 … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 16 – Death and Burial

Death and Burial: The Young Man of Nain Luke 7:11-17 New King James Version 11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 15 – Contentment

Contentment: The Lilies of the Field Matthew 6:24-34 New King James Version 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 14 -Thanksgiving

The Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19 New King James Version 11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 13 -Charity

The Good Samaritan Luke 10:23-37 New King James Version 23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; 24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospel: St. Bartholomew’s Day

August 24th Luke 22:24-30 New King James Version 24 Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25 And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship … Continue reading