Sermon Audio: 210606_1032_02_01 by Pastor Mark Rabe

Sermon Transcript: Sermon Transcript First Sunday after Trinity 6-6-2021

Worship Bulletin: 2021-06-06 First Sunday after Trinity Online

Children’s Bulletin: 37 Trinity 1

Readings: Genesis 15:1–6, 1 John 4:16–21, Luke 16:19–31

Faith Trusts in Christ for Life Eternal

When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. For he was truly Abraham’s seed. Like Abraham, he believed in the Lord, and the Lord “counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6). The name Lazarus means “God is my help.” The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19–31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets—that is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Only through His death and resurrection are we brought the comfort of life everlasting.