Text: 1 Thessalonians 2
Hymn: 709, The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Kretzmann Commentary: 1 Thessalonians 2
Bonus Bumper: Sam Cooke, Working on the Chain Gang
It is a gift from God when we get to see the fruits of our labor. Sometimes, we’re not so fortunate. Paul and Silas are happy to see the Word of God spreading through Thessalonica. Receiving the Word, they were persecuted by the civilian authorities, a situation not unheard of today.
The hymn obviously references Psalm 23, which the Christian cannot read without thinking of Jesus the Good Shepherd in John 10:11 or maybe the parable of the good shepherd in Luke 15:4-7. This is what it means when we say we let scripture interpret scripture and that all of scripture testifies about Christ.
Text: 2 Corinthians 6
Hymn: 624, The Infant Priest Was Holy Born
Kretzmann Commentary: 2 Corinthians 6
Bonus Bumper: Jake Weber, “Salvation Unto Us Has Come”
Now is the favorable time. Now is the day of salvation. Men of God suffer stripe and slander so that we may hear the Gospel and be saved. May we not be restricted in receiving the Gospel and having faith.
“The veil is torn, our Priest we see, As at the rail on bended knee.” LSB 624 is a hymn by Chad Bird, sung by the Lutheran Warbler and accompanied by Chris Loemker. We are thankful for all of these contributions.
Text: © 1997, 2003 Chad L. Bird
Text: Lamentations 4
Hymn: 555, Salvation unto Us Has Come
Kretzmann Commentary: Lamentations 4
Bonus Bumper: Duran Duran, “Falling Down”
The priests were as filthy as lepers, and the women boiled their own children for food. The devil must howl in glee at the sight, but his time will come. God will restore his people through the raising of His Messiah, and when the devil gets his due, it will be far worse than what Jerusalem suffered.
555 is one of my favorite hymns. Written by Paul Speratus, you will be hard-pressed to find a hymn that teaches more doctrine and delivers more good news than “Salvation unto Us Has Come. It even tells us why, when good works don’t save us, why we still do them. Great stuff.
Thanks to Jon Kohlmeier, Lutheran Warbler, and the Warbler’s mother for singing, and to Cantor Jake Weber for accompanying.
Text: Proverbs 1
Hymn: 544, O Love, How Deep
Kretzmann Commentary: Proverbs 1
Bonus Bumper: Aretha Franklin, Think
Proverbs 1 is one of the reasons why Time Out exists. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” or of wisdom. Let the wise hear, and sing, too.
544 is a hymn soaked in Gospel and set to a great true, emphasizing everything Christ went through in order to purchase our redemption. Thanks be to God, that we can be counted as sons and daughters of the Most High! Thanks also to Lutheran Warbler, who joins us on vocals.
Setting from Lutheran Service Book
© 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.