Text: 1 Peter 4
Hymn: 672, Jerusalem the Golden
Kretzmann Commentary: 1 Peter 4
Bonus bumper: Fauré, Requiem, “Libera Me”
It is not martyrdom or witnessing to just suffer, whether metaphorically or literally. It is important to suffer as a Christian, for the sake of Christ, rather than just suffer the consequences of doing evil. Let that person glorify God’s in his actions, rather than just drawing attention to himself.
Whether martyr or someone who received a long life from God, the Christian then enters into the new Jerusalem, the Golden, where there is no more night and no more weeping, for they have passed away. Thank you to Cantor Mark Peters and Kathryn Peters for bringing this out.
Text: James 4
Hymn: 571, God Loved the World So That He Gave
Kretzmann Commentary: James 4
Bonus bumper: Judas Priest, Breaking the Law
Friendship with the world is enmity with God. Period. Your passions are at war with you. The judge who saves and destroys gives grace to the humble. He yearns jealousy over the Holy Spirit in you. Good stuff.
Linda Schramke Rein did a great job on a really common tune. God would not have the sinner die. Justified by Jesus’ blood, Your baptism grants the highest good.
Text: Hebrews 12
Hymn: 507, Holy, Holy, Holy
Kretzmann Commentary: Hebrews 12
Bonus bumper: Tree 63, There is a Kingdom
We parents give our children rules, and sometimes even punishments, so that they will be good on their own in the future. Our heavenly Father gives us rules and practice for eternal life, while we serve our neighbor in this life.
Thank you to Lizzie Palmer and Chris Loemker for performing the Trinitarian standard, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” A mark of a good hymn is whether non-Christian sects have to change its words to sing it in clear conscience.
Text: Titus 1
617, O Lord, We Praise Thee
766, Our Father Who From Heaven Above
954, We All Believe in One True God
Kretzmann Commentary: Titus 1
Bonus Bumper: Shai Linne, Fal$e Teacher$
Paul doesn’t mess around. False teachers are to be silenced, because there is eternal danger in deception. Rebuke them sharply, not for pleasure in being right but that people may be sound in the faith.
This week and last week we heard from Schola Cantorum, the select vocal choir of Memorial Lutheran School in Houston, TX. Cantor Janet Muth conducts and instructs. It was a wonderful privilege to record these fine kids.
Because the hymns are excerpts, no lyrics will be posted, but you can still find them in the Lutheran Service Book.
Text: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House. All rights reserved.
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Setting from Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.