Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016                Our Father who art in heaven                         

There is  one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4

The oneness of the church, rooted in Christ Himself, into whom we are baptized. This sane indivisible Spirit unites us. The number one is God’s number for completeness.

The Apostles Creed is called thus not because it was written by the apostles themselves, but because it states briefly the doctrine (teaching) that God gave through the apostles in the Bible. The Creed is Trinitarian because the Scriptures reveal God to us as triune. Christians are baptized in the name of the triune God. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [2]

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan; Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.[3]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pg.2022
[2]  Luther’s Small Catechism,  The Apostles Creed© 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for First Sunday in Lent,

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