Guest Mary Schmidt, KFUO Manager of Development, talks about her recent trip to Vietnam, including visiting Concordia Lutheran School in Hanoi.
2. Prayers For Those Affected by the Wildfire
His Time host Rev. Jonathan Fisk talks about where God is when we feel He is far away during times of great suffering. He also offers a prayer for those who are affected by the terrible wildfire in Tennessee.
3. Daily Lectionary
Rev. Charles Fischer from Epiphany Lutheran Church in New Salisbury, Indiana, studies 1 Peter 2:13-25.
3. Morning Prayer Sermonette
Today’s sermonette is given by Rev. Charles Fischer from Epiphany Lutheran Church in New Salisbury, Indiana.
1 Peter 2:13-25
Submission to Authority
13 Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,[a] whether it be to the emperor[b] as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants[c] of God.17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
- 1 Peter 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people
- 1 Peter 2:13 Or king; also verse 17
- 1 Peter 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface