The Lutheran Order of Service for the 8th Sunday after Trinity is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word through his faithful servant and apostle St. Paul in the letter to the Romans the sixth chapter the verses 19-23 written by Pastor T. Ratsefola (Mafeking, NW) in seTswana (wt1439140810 nTr8) and translated as usual into isiZulu (wz1442140810 n Tr 8) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this 8th Sunday after Trinity are:
Old Testament: Isaiah 2:1-5
The Epistle: Ephesians 5:8b-14
The Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
The liturgical colour is green.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this week: Live as children of light for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth (Eph 5:8b-9 NIV)
Grant to us o Lord, the Spirit to think and do always such things as are right, that we, who cannot do anything that is good without You, may be enabled by You to live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
If you are called to preach this weekend, may the triune God give you joy and strength, enthusiasm and wisdom, knowledge and insight – and the true words and pictures to preach his holy will faithfully according to his most precious revelation of his will and promises in both the Old and New Testament! However if you are not preaching, but listening – then listen as if God is talking to you + His precious gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Rom 1:16 NIV)
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