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20 May 2012

Sermon: Easter 7 (Psalm)

20 May AD 2012

Sermon Theme: Blessed Is the Man

Summary: “Blessed is the man who perfectly, faithfully, joyfully fulfills the Torah, My divine Law,” says God. Yet if we are not every bit this righteous, we are not healthy trees planted in good soil and watered by the water of eternal life and we lose all hope of His blessings.

When we trust in Jesus and His all-availing sacrifice, God credits His Son’s righteousness to us. He doesn’t see us as stunted shrubs bearing poisonous fruit but tall, strong, and fruitful. As we continue in faith, the Holy Spirit works though Word and Sacrament, encouraging us to act in our lives as God sees us in His eyes.

Psalm 1
Sermon Text: Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalm 1

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of Blessed Is the Man, preached to the saints of God at Zion Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Other Readings: Acts 1:12-26; 1 John 5:9-15; John 17:11b-19

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