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A Reading from the Book of Concord
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June 7, 2009 - Holy Trinity

Standard LSB B Readings:
First: Isaiah 6:1-8
Epistle: Acts 2:14a,22-36
Gospel: John 3:1-17
Psalm: Psalm 29:1ff 2

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the LSB second reading, Acts 2:14a, 22-36 for the Holy Trinity, June 7, 2009.

It is from Augsburg Confession, Article III, paragraphs 1-6, page 32.

When Jesus commanded the eleven apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit He was emphasizing that all three person of the God head are involved when the Holy Spirit comes to a person.

Click here for the reading formatted for the back of a standard CPH bulletin.

Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico


Our churches teach that the Word, that is, the Son of God assumed the human nature in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 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, suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried. 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.

He also descended into hell, and truly rose again on 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. 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.

The same Christ will openly come again to judge the living and the dead according to the Apostles' Creed.

[The Creed of Athanasius states, "The Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God; and yet there are not three Gods, but one God. Just as we are compelled by the Christian truth to acknowledge each distinct person as God and Lord, so also are we prohibited by the catholic (universal) religion to say that there are three Gods or Lords."] (paragraphs 1-6)

Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.

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