A Reading from the Book of Concord 1 year series June 30, 2013 - Fifth Sunday after Trinity
The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the Epistle, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity, June 30, 2013.
It is from Augsburg Confession, Article III.
We preach Christ and Him crucified because it was to be crucified for which He became true man, born of the Virgin Mary. And it is none but the crucified Christ who descended into hell, rose again on the third day, and ascended into heaven—all to reconcile us to our Father in heaven and to intercede for us and our salvation.
1] Our churches teach that the Word, that is, the Son of God (John 1:14), assumed the human nature in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 2] So there are two natures--the divine and the human--inseparably joined in one person. There is one Christ, true God and true man, who was born of the Virgin Mary, truly suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried. 3] He did this to reconcile the Father to us and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for all actual sins of mankind (John 1:29).
4] He also descended into hell, and truly rose again the third day. Afterward, He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. There He forever reigns and has dominion over all creatures. 5] He sanctifies those who believe in Him, by sending the Holy Spirit into their hearts to rule, comfort, and make them alive. He defends them against the devil and the power of sin.
6] The same Christ will openly come again to judge the living and the dead, and so forth, according to the Apostles' Creed.
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Lord grant you faith in His grace alone for your salvation unto eternal life. Amen