Bible Study: Divine Service The Word

Opening Hymn: LSB 578:1-2 Thy Strong Word Psalm 84 Creed (Back Cover) Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover)

The Service of the Word The Word

  1. The Salutation

  2. An ancient greeting/prayer between Pastor and People

  3. Reflects the words of Angelic greetings (Judg. 6:12, Luke 1:28)

  4. Note how the Pastor gives the salutation and receives the response

  5. Why is it here in the service? Where else is it? What is coming up?

  6. The greeting precedes sacramental acts

  7. Addressed to man, not God (A reciprocal prayer)

  8. The Collect

  9. Why the weird name?

  10. It collects our prayers together

  11. It collects the thoughts of the readings together

  12. Where do our collects come from?

  13. Many of them are quite ancient, in use since the early middle ages

  14. Translated and updated through time, many by Thomas Cranmer in the

mid 16th century

  1. Why do they all sound so similar?

  2. They have a distinct form

  3. Invocation

  4. Basis for petition

  5. The Petition

  6. The benefit desired

  7. The doxology (praise to God)

  8. Can you see the parts in our Collect for Sexagesima?

“O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you, mercifully grant that by your power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.”

iii. What part is missing? 1. Some times parts 2 or 4 are left out.

d. How does the congregation respond? Why? 3. The Readings

a. From where do we get our readings? i. Where did this lectionary come from?