Epistle Selections of the Ancient Church by R.C.H. Lenski

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“…all epistle texts are selections from letters directed to certain definite persons for a certain important spiritual purpose. What the preacher of today does is to place himself and his hearers in the light of some part of one of these imperishable letters, that now once more the original purpose of this part of the letter may be attained. When this fact is well understood, it will be easier to preach on epistle texts… The opinion that it is much harder to preach on the epistles of the Church Year than on the gospels is really not justified.” — R.C.H. Lenski

Richard C. H. Lenski (1864-1936) is best known for his insightful and still invaluable series of New Testament Commentaries. He served as Professor of Theology at Capital University and President of the Western District of Joint Synod of Ohio and Editor Die Lutherische Kirchenzeitung.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate: Some subject matter knowledge helpful.

Book Contents

  • Index of Scripture Texts

  • Contents

  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian

  • Introduction

  • The Festival Half Of The Church Year From The First Sunday In Advent To The Festival Of The Trinity The Christian For Whom Salvation Has Been Wrought By The Lord

  • The Christmas Cycle

    • The First Sunday In Advent. Rom. 13:11-14
    • The Second Sunday In Advent. Rom. 15:4-13
    • The Third Sunday In Advent. 1 Cor. 4:1-5
    • The Fourth Sunday In Advent. Phil. 4:4-7
    • Christmas. Titus 2:11-14
    • The Sunday After Christmas. Gal. 4:1-7
    • The Circumcision Of Christ (New Year). Gal. 3:23-29
  • The Epiphany Cycle: The Christian’s Manifestation Of Epiphany

    • Epiphany. Is. 60:1-6
    • The First Sunday After Epiphany. Rom. 12:1-5
    • The Second Sunday After Epiphany. Rom. 12:6-16
    • The Third Sunday After Eplphany. Rom. 12:17-21
    • The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany. Rom. 13:8-10
    • The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany. Col. 3:12-17
    • The Sixth Sunday After Epiphany. 2 Pet. 1:16-21
  • The Lenten Cycle

    • Septuagesima. 1 Cor. 9:24-10:5
    • Sexagesima. 2 Cor. 11:19 To 12:9
    • Quinquagesima. 1 Cor. 13
    • Invocavit. 2 Cor. 6:1-10
    • Reminiscere. 1 Thess. 4:1-7
    • Oculi. Eph. 5:1-9
    • Laetare. Gal. 4:21-31
    • Judica. Heb. 9:11-15
    • Palm Sunday. Phil. 2:5-11
    • Thursday Of Holy Week. Maundy Thursday. 1 Cor. 11:23-32
    • Good Friday. Is. 52:13-53:12
  • The Easter Cycle

    • Easter. 1 Cor. 5:6-8
    • Quasimodogeniti. 1 John V. 4-10
    • Misericordias Domini. 1 Pet. 2:21-25
    • Jubilate. 1 Pet. 2:11-20
  • The Pentecost Cycle

    • Cantate. James 1:16-21
    • Rogate. James 1:22-27
    • Ascension Day. Acts 1:1-11
    • Exaudi. 1 Pet. 4:7-11
    • Pentecost. Acts 2:1-13
    • The Festival Of The Trinity. Rom. 11:33-36
  • The Non-Festival Half Of The Church Year The Twenty-Seven Sundays After Trinity The Christian In Whom Salvation is Wrought by the Lord

  • The First After-Trinity Cycle

    • The First Sunday After Trinity. 1 John 4:16-20
    • The Second Sunday After Trinity. 1 John 3:13-18
    • The Third Sunday After Trinity. 1 Pet. 5:6-11
    • The Fourth Sunday After Trinity. Rom. 8:18-23
    • The Fifth Sunday After Trinity. 1 Pet. 3:8-15
  • The Second After-Trinity Cycle

    • The Sixth Sunday After Trinity. Rom. 6:3-11
    • The Seventh Sunday After Trinity. Rom. 6:19-23
    • The Eighth Sunday After Trinity. Rom. 8:12-17
    • The Ninth Sunday After Trinity. 1 Cor. 10:6-13
    • The Tenth Sunday After Trinity. 1 Cor. 12:1-11
    • The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity. 1 Cor. 15:1-10
    • The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity. 2 Cor. 3:4-11
  • The Third After-Trinity Cycle

    • The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity. Gal. 3:15-22
    • The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity. Gal. 5:16-24
    • The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity. Gal. 5:25-6:10
    • The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity. Eph. 3:13-21
    • The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity. Eph. 4:1-6
    • The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity. 1 Cor. 1:4-9
  • The Fourth And Last After-Trinity Cycle

    • The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity. Eph. 4:22-28
    • The Twentieth Sunday After Trinity. Eph. V. 15-21
    • The Twenty-first Sunday After Trinity. Eph. 6:10-17
    • The Twenty-second Sunday After Trinity. Phil. 1:3-11
    • The Twenty-third Sunday After Trinity. Phil. 3:17-21
    • The Twenty-fourth Sunday After Trinity. Col. 1:9-14
    • The Twenty-fifth Sunday After Trinity. 1 Thess. 4:13-18
    • The Twenty-sixth Sunday After Trinity. 2 Pet. 3:3-14
    • The Twenty-seventh Sunday After Trinity. 1 Thess. 5:1-11
  • The Festival Of The Reformation Rev. 14:6-7

  • The Mission Festival. Rom. 10:13-17

  • Copyright Notice

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  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2021
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