Trinity 1 Sermon

Condemned sinners advising the kingdom of heaven how it should run its affairs is truly laughable, but it goes on all the time. Sinners like you and me on this side of the grave need to shut our mouths, open our ears and listen with our hearts to the Word of our Lord. It is there alone we find life. Just as that formerly rich man heard from Abraham in regard to his brothers – “let them listen to Moses and prophets”, so Jesus instructs the unbelieving Jews in our text, who supposedly did study Moses and the prophets: Eternal Life’s Riches Are Credited to Us Only thru the Word of Christ.