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Catechesis on the Way

Catechesis on the Way

Sep 29, 2019

Passage: Luke 17:1-10

Preacher: Daniel Brege

Series: Pentecost

Category: Pentecost


Catechesis on the Way: Forgiveness, Faith, and the Little Ones Christ Loves The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. ST. LUKE 17:1—10





8am: The Order of Matins, P. 219.

10:15am: The Divine Service Setting III, P. 184.


Opening Hymn          Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now                902

Hymn of the Day       I Know My Faith is Founded                         587

Communion 1            My Faith Looks Up to Thee                            702

Communion 2            I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table                      618

Communion 3             Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared         622

Closing Hymn           Almighty Father, Bless the Word                   923


CHOIR will sing during the Offering in the second service, LSB 972.


THE INTROIT                      Ps. 119:162, 164-165, 167; antiphon Ps. 119:166


I hope for your salvation, O LORD,

             and I do your commandments.


I rejoice at your word

             like one who finds great spoil.

Seven times a day I praise you

             for your just and righteous decrees.

Great peace have those who love your law;

             nothing can make them stumble.

My soul keeps your testimonies;

             I love them exceedingly.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son…


I hope for your salvation, O LORD,

             and I do your commandments.





O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, by your grace hear the prayers of your Church. Grant that those things which we ask in faith we may receive through your bountiful mercy; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.



THE OLD TESTAMENT                 Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 

The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
    and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
    and you will not save?
Why do you make me see iniquity,
    and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    strife and contention arise.
So the law is paralyzed,
    and justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
    so justice goes forth perverted.

I will take my stand at my watchpost
    and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
    and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

And the Lord answered me:

“Write the vision;
    make it plain on tablets,
    so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
    it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
    it will surely come; it will not delay.

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
    but the righteous shall live by his faith.


THE EPISTLE                                   2 Timothy 1:1-14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,

To Timothy, my beloved child:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of 

God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. 13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.


THE ALLELUIA & VERSE       Divine Service Only          Lk. 17:3b

Alleluia. If your brother sins, rebuke him,

and if he repents, forgive him. Alleluia


THE HOLY GOSPEL                       Luke 17:1-10

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”