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August 12, 2007 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Standard LSB C Readings:
First: Gen 15:1-6
Epistle: Heb 11:1-16
Gospel: Luke 12:22-34 (35-40)
Psalm: Ps 33:12-22 (20)

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the LSB, C series, Old Testament, Genesis 15:1-6 for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 12, 2007.

It is from Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, Article III, paragraphs 31-34, page 571.

All that we could obtain by our good intentions, plans and self-sacrificing is insignificant compared to the righteousness Christ has earned for us. It makes sense that the one who trusts in what God's Son has done has the Father's eternal favor.

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Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
FORMULA OF CONCORD, SOLID DECLARATIONARTICLE III: THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH

Neither contrition nor love nor any other virtue, but faith alone is the only means and instrument by which, and through which, we can receive and accept God's grace, Christ's merit, and the forgiveness of sins, which are brought to us in the Gospel promise.

Before God's court only the righteousness of Christ's obedience, suffering, and death - which is credited to faith - can stand. So only for the sake of this obedience is the person pleasing and acceptable to God and received into adoption and made an heir of eternal life.

St. Paul writes in Romans 4:3. Abraham was justified before God through faith alone, for the sake of the Mediator, without the cooperation of his works. This was true not only when Abraham was first converted from idolatry and had no good works, but also afterward, when he had been renewed by the Holy spirit and adorned with many excellent good works (Genesis 15:6; Hebrews 11:8). Paul asks in Romans 4:1-3: On what did Abraham's righteousness before God rest for everlasting life, by which he had a gracious God and was pleasing and acceptable to Him? He answers: "To the one who does not work but trusts Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from Works (Romans 4:5-6). (pars. 31-34)



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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