Misericordias Domini –
The Second Sunday after Easter, 2022
Pastor Gregory L. Jackson
The Confession of Sins
The Introit p. 16
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord: by the word of the Lord were the heavens made. Psalm. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
The Gloria Patri
The Kyrie p. 17
The Gloria in Excelsis
The Salutation and Collect p. 19
God, who by the humiliation of Thy Son didst raise up the fallen world, grant unto Thy faithful ones perpetual gladness, and those whom Thou hast delivered from the danger of everlasting death do Thou make partakers of eternal joys; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth, etc.
The Epistle and Gradual
V. Then was the Lord Jesus known of the disciples: in the breaking of bread. Hallelujah!
V. I am the Good Shepherd: and know My sheep and am known of Mine. Hallelujah!
Unity of the Gospel
Prayers and Announcements
- Medical Care and Concerns - Pastor James Shrader and his wife Chris, Kermit Way and his wife Maria Ellenberger Way, Callie and her mother Peggy, C.
- Glen Kotten received the news that his fiancé can fly to America for their wedding this summer. Congratulations and God's Blessings!
- Pastor Jackson's has cut his online teaching in half to make more time for video lectures, etc.
- We all have one thing in common - we are here because of our mothers. Anyone with a living mother should thank her, pay attention to her needs, and realize how much she has done. Only those - who can only visit the grave and hear the kindly remarks of mom's relatives, friends, co-workers - fully appreciate those facts.
Second Sunday After Easter
Lord God, heavenly Father, who of Thy fatherly goodness hast been mindful of us poor, miserable sinners, and hast given Thy beloved Son to be our shepherd, not only to nourish us by His word, but also to defend us from sin, death, and the devil: We beseech Thee, grant us Thy Holy Spirit, that, even as this Shepherd doth know us and succor us in every affliction, we also may know Him, and, trusting in Him, seek help and comfort in Him, from our hearts obey His voice, and obtain eternal salvation, through the same, Thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one true God, world without end. Amen.
KJV 1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
KJV John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Three of Luther’s sermons on this text:
- Misericordias Domini. Second Sunday After Easter. John 10:11-16. Christ’s Office and Kingdom; or How Christ is the True Shepherd
- Second Sermon: Preachers, Civil Authorities, and the Knowledge of Christ
- Third Sermon: The Good Shepherd and his Sheep; or Christ’s Person, Office and Rulership
- The Word is clear, authoritative, and divine;
- The Word is one harmonious whole, the Book of the Holy Spirit, always efficacious because the Word and the Spirit are always together, never apart.
- The Bible judges all books and is not judged by any other book;
- The passages we do not understand are illuminated by the plain, clear passages.
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25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.