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April 17, 2011 - Sunday of the Passion

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the LSB series A, Gospel, Matthew 27:11-66 for the Sunday of the Passion, April 17, 2011.

It is from Large Catechism, Apostles Creed, page 402.

Jesus' enemies mocked him as "king of the Jews" not knowing that many for whom he was sacrificed would rejoice in the forgiveness he earned and gladly call him Lord and king.

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Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDSUNDAY OF THE PASSION
LARGE CATECHISMLARGE CATECHISM, PART II, APOSTLES’ CREED

There was no counsel, help, or comfort until this eternal Son of God—in His immeasurable goodness—had compassion upon our misery and wretchedness. He came from heaven to help us. So those tyrants and jailers are all expelled now. In their place has come Jesus Christ, Lord of life, righteousness, every blessing, and salvation. He has delivered us poor, lost people from hell's jaws, has won us, has made us free, and has brought us again into the Father's favor and grace. He has taken us as His own property under His shelter and protection so that He may govern us by His righteousness, wisdom, power, life, and blessedness.

Let this be the sum of this article: the little word Lord means simply the same as redeemer. It means the One who has brought us from Satan to God, from death to life, from sin to righteousness, and who preserves us in the same. But all the points serve to explain and express this redemption. They explain how and by whom it was accomplished. They explain how much it cost Him and what He spent and risked so that He might win us and bring us under His dominion. It explains that He became man, was conceived and born without sin, so that He might overcome sin. It explains that He suffered, died, and was buried so that He might make satisfaction for me and pay what I owe, not with silver or gold, but with His own precious blood. He did all this in order to become my Lord. (paragraphs 29-31)



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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