Do you still not understand?

So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household.  

Watchword for the 7th Sunday after Trinity: Ephesians 2:19

We pray with the collect for this week:

Lord, take our bodies and our minds and make them wholly Yours. So increase Your grace in us that not our own desires but Your holy will may rule us all in all; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Dobberstein 105

The lesson from God´s Word for this Monday in the 7th Week after Trinity:

Then Jesus left them, got back into the boat, and went to the other side. Now they had forgotten to take bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. And Jesus ordered them, “Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!” So they began to discuss with one another about having no bread.

When he learned of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you arguing about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Have your hearts been hardened? Though you have eyes, don’t you see? And though you have ears, can’t you hear? Don’t you remember?

When I broke the five loaves for the 5,000, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied, “Twelve.” “When I broke the seven loaves for the 4,000, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied, “Seven.” Then he said to them, “Do you still not understand?”

Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ recorded by St. Mark 8:13-21

Let us sing, thank and praise our triune God – Father, Son and Holy Ghost:

1 Sing praise to God, the highest good,
The author of creation.
The God of love who understood
Our need for His salvation.
With healing balm our souls He fills
And ev’ry faithless murmur stills: 
To God all praise and glory!

2 What God’s almighty pow’r has made,
In mercy He is keeping.
By morning glow or evening shade
His eye is never sleeping.
Within the kingdom of His might
All things are just and good and right:
To God all praise and glory!

3 We sought the Lord in our distress; 
O God, in mercy hear us.
Our Savior saw our helplessness
And came with peace to cheer us.
For this we thank and praise the Lord,
Who is by one and all adored:
To God all praise and glory!

4 He never shall forsake His flock,
His chosen generation;
He is their refuge and their rock,
Their peace and their salvation.
As with a mother’s tender hand,
He leads His own, His chosen band:
To God all praise and glory!

5 All who confess Christ’s holy name,
Give God the praise and glory.
Let all who know His pow’r proclaim
Aloud the wondrous story.
Cast ev’ry idol from its throne,
For God is God, and He alone:
To God all praise and glory!

Johann Jacob Schütz (1640-1690) translated by Frances E. Cox (1812-1897) and Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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