Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
“The Day of the Lord”
Rev. James L. Mayland
7:30am & 9am Sunday, November 19, 2023 in the Sanctuary
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
AS WE GATHER This Sunday and next we will consider how we should live between now and the Last Day. Our preparation for it is not a matter of simply believing correctly, for that would make our faith to be a good work. Rather, we are living in the end times, and by grace the Lord has already consecrated His guests. A Gospel-centered life means letting the Good News affect how we live in love today. Paul says we should “encourage one another and build one another up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We are very much like the servants in the Gospel, using the treasure our master has entrusted to us. We dare not keep our talents hidden, for they belong to God and should be invested! The Good News—that our Savior will return
on that Day—is reason enough to take risks, investing our faith in loving the people around us.