Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – October 28, 2020

Date: 10-28-2020

Scripture Lesson:Jude 1-4, 17-23

Preacher: C. Pflughoeft

Description: Reading: Jude 1-4, 17-23  Jude begins his letter by affirming the status of the Christian readers as “called, “loved” by God the Father, and “kept” for the return for Jesus Christ. He urges his readers to contend for the faith (objective faith) entrusted to God’s holy people. The sad truth is that in our time of grace here on earth, there are scoffers who seek to separate believers from one another under the influence of their own unbelief. Christians may live in this world, where affliction, hostility, and temptation surround them. We live under the cross! Let us never forget that we have been called, we are loved by God the Father, and we are kept for Jesus Christ all through the cross. Therefore, we contend for the faith through love for God that leads us to strive for his will as we wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring us to eternal life.  Liturgical Note:   Simon and Jude are not major figures in NT history. Their festival is often a time to reflect on those “silent heros” of the faith – who served the Lord and his people faithfully, yet received neither earthly fame or position as a result.  Speaker: C. Pflughoeft  Hymns CW 735 “Speak, O, Lord”  CW 552:1,21,3 – “By All Your Saints Still Striving”  Prayer: O God, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles and, especially for Saint Simon and Saint Jude. We pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so may we with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.   Pianist: C. Willick