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Higher Things Reflections

Gospel Reflections on Scripture, written by Lutheran Pastors affiliated with Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran.

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Tuesday of the Second-Last Week

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

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Monday of the Second-Last Week

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:14)

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The Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. (Matthew 25:32)

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Saturday of the Third-Last Week

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

For He has delivered me out of all trouble; And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies. (Psalm 54:7 from the Introit for the Second-Last Sunday)

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Friday of the Third-Last Week

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass. (Job 14:5)

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Thursday of the Third-Last Week

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21)

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Wednesday of the Third-Last Week

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

1. Do you believe that you are a sinner? Yes, I believe it. I am a sinner. 2. How do you know this? From the Ten Commandments, which I have not kept. (Catechism: Christian Questions 1-2)

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Tuesday of the Third-Last Week

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18)

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Monday of the Third-Last Week

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him." (Exodus 32:1)

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The Third-last Sunday in the Church Year

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (Matthew 24:15-16)

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Saturday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me; deliver me speedily. (Psalm 31:2 from the Introit for Trinity 25)

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Friday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A declaration of Yahweh: "Behold, days are coming, when I establish a righteous Branch for David. A King will reign, be wise, and do justice and righteousness in the land." (Jeremiah 23:5)

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Thursday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

For if you will indeed obey this word, then there shall enter the gates of this house kings who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their servants and their people. But if you will not obey these words, I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation. (Jeremiah 22:4-5)

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Wednesday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Who receives this Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words, "Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words, "for you" require all hearts to believe. (Small Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar, Part 5)

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Tuesday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Who rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13-14)

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Monday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD! Awake as in the ancient days, In the generations of old. Are You not the arm that cut Rahab apart, And wounded the serpent? Are You not the One who dried up the sea, The waters of the great deep; That made the depths of the sea a road For the redeemed to cross over? (Isaiah 51:9-10 NKJV)

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The 24thSunday after Trinity

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Now when the crowd was cast outside, He entered and grasped her hand, and the girl was raised. (Matthew 9:25)

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Saturday of the 20th Week After Trinity

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400

In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are His also. (Psalm 95:4 from the Introit for Trinity 24)

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Friday of the 20th Week After Trinity

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ... (Ephesians 5:20)

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Thursday of the 20th Week After Trinity

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400

What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink. (The Small Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar, Part 1)

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All Saints' Day

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

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Reformation Day

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

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Monday of the 20th Week After Trinity

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. (Isaiah 55:2)

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The 20th Sunday after Trinity

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.' So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. (Matthew 22:8-10)

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St. Simon and St. Jude

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. (John 15:16)

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