The grumbling of the Pharisees

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday, September 15th
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Preacher Rev. Jason Anderson
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The grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope: This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope. As Paul’s first letter to Timothy reminds us, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Thanks be to God.

Exodus 32:7-14
Moses begs the Lord to turn from anger against the Hebrews
Psalm 51:1-10
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love. (Ps. 51:1)
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Christ Jesus came for sinners
Luke 15:1-10
Looking for the lost sheep, silver coin: Jesus eating with sinners