FLM TOBY FANANTENANA 67 Ha
Prayer’s communion, 3th Sunday after Epiphany
Week from January 23 to January 28, 2017
“The Messiah, redemption for the sinners”
Introduction: The redemption brought by the Messiah is the forgiveness of sin that God gives to the sinners, in order to reconcile them with Himself and to let them inherit His kingdom for a life everlasting. Jesus said: “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent ”Jn.17:3. In this regard, it is written: “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found” Lk.15.24a.
Monday 23: The Messiah brings redemption. “I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me” Jer.33:8a. Reading 1: Jn.14:15-21. Reading 2: Jer.33:6-9. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Jer.33:8. Other references: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” Eph.1:7. “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ” 1 Jn.1:3. “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven” Mt.9:2.
Tuesday 24: The Messiah, assurance of redemption for the believers. “Because He has come to his people and redeemed them” Lk.1:68.
Reading 1: Eph.1:1-14. Reading 2: Lk.1:66-80. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Lk.1:67-68. Other references: – “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior” Hab.3:17-18. – “Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel” Lk.2:29-32.
Wednesday 25:The Messiah suffered to redeem the sinners. “For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant” Heb.9:15
Reading 1: Is.53:10-12. Reading 2: Heb.9:11-15. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Heb.9:15. Other references: – “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” 2 Cor.4:17. – “Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek” Heb.5:8-1.
Thursday 26: The redemption of God, justification for the sinners “And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” Rm.3:24. Reading 1: Mt.9:9-13. Reading 2: Rm.3:19-26. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Rm.3:23-24. Other references: – “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” Lk.18:14 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Eph.2:8-9.
Friday 27: Believe in the redemption achieved by the Messiah. “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ” 1 Jn. 3:23a.
Reading 1: Heb.11:1-10.Reading 2: 1 Jn.3:18-24. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: 1 Jn.3:23a. Other references: – “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” Jn.1:29 – “But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” 1 Jn.2:1-2. – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” 1 Jn.1:9.
Saturday 28: The Messiah vouches for the people He redeemed. “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you” Is.43:1b. Reading 1: Jn.10:22-30. Reading 2: Is.43:1-3a. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Is.43:1. Other references: – “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand” Jn.10:27-28. – “Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” Rm.8:33-34.
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