June 25th, 2019

Presentation of the Augsburg Confession


First Reading: Prov. 31:10-31

Description of a Worthy Woman

    10An (A)excellent wife, who can find?
         For her worth is far (B)above jewels.
    11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
         And he will have no lack of gain.
    12She does him good and not evil
         All the days of her life.
    13She looks for wool and flax
         And works with her hands in delight.
    14She is like (C)merchant ships;
         She brings her food from afar.
    15She (D)rises also while it is still night
         And (E)gives food to her household
         And portions to her maidens.
    16She considers a field and buys it;
         From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
    17She (F)girds herself with strength
         And makes her arms strong.
    18She senses that her gain is good;
         Her lamp does not go out at night.
    19She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
         And her hands grasp the spindle.
    20She (G)extends her hand to the poor,
         And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
    21She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
         For all her household are (H)clothed with scarlet.
    22She makes (I)coverings for herself;
         Her clothing is (J)fine linen and (K)purple.
    23Her husband is known (L)in the gates,
         When he sits among the elders of the land.
    24She makes (M)linen garments and sells them,
         And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
    25Strength and (N)dignity are her clothing,
         And she smiles at the future.
    26She (O)opens her mouth in wisdom,
         And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    27She looks well to the ways of her household,
         And does not eat the (P)bread of idleness.
    28Her children rise up and bless her;
         Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
    29"Many daughters have done nobly,
         But you excel them all."
    30Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
         But a woman who (Q)fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
    31Give her the product of her hands,
         And let her works praise her in the gates.

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Second Reading: John 21:1-25

Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

 1After these things Jesus (A)manifested Himself (B)again to the disciples at the (C)Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way.

 2Simon Peter, and (D)Thomas called Didymus, and (E)Nathanael of (F)Cana in Galilee, and (G)the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.

 3Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will also come with you." They went out and got into the boat; and (H)that night they caught nothing.

 4But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not (I)know that it was Jesus.

 5So Jesus said to them, "Children, (J)you do not have any fish, do you?" They answered Him, "No."

 6And He said to them, "(K)Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch." So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.

 7(L)Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord." So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea.

 8But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.

 9So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal (M)fire already laid and (N)fish placed on it, and bread.

 10Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the (O)fish which you have now caught."

 11Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus Provides

 12Jesus said to them, "Come and have (P)breakfast." None of the disciples ventured to question Him, "Who are You?" knowing that it was the Lord.

 13Jesus came and took (Q)the bread and gave it to them, and the (R)fish likewise.

 14This is now the (S)third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

The Love Motivation

 15So when they had (T)finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you (U)love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You " He said to him, "Tend (V)My lambs."

 16He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "(W)Shepherd My sheep."

 17He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him (X)the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, (Y)You know all things; You know that I love You " Jesus said to him, "(Z)Tend My sheep.

Our Times Are in His Hand

 18"Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go."

 19Now this He said, (AA)signifying by (AB)what kind of death he would glorify God And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "(AC)Follow Me!"

 20Peter, turning around, saw the (AD)disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had (AE)leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, "Lord, who is the one who betrays You?"

 21So Peter seeing him said to Jesus, "Lord, and what about this man?"

 22Jesus said to him, "If I want him to remain (AF)until I come, what is that to you? You (AG)follow Me!"

 23Therefore this saying went out among (AH)the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, "If I want him to remain (AI)until I come, what is that to you?"

 24This is the disciple who (AJ)is testifying to these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true.

 25And there are also (AK)many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.

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