It is critical to recognize that you too are a sinner, not just “the other person.” All of us are called on to repent and believe the Gospel.

BibleGateway: Luke 13:1-9

ESV Text: Luke 13:1-9



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:14

     1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

     6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? 8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 317:
Alas, My God, My Sins Are Great

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— Organ Audio

1. Alas, my God, my sins are great, 
My conscience doth upbraid me; 
And now I find that in my strait 
No man hath power to aid me. 

2. And fled I hence in my despair 
In some lone spot to hide me, 
My griefs would still be with me there 
And peace still be denied me. 

3. Lord, Thee I seek, I merit naught; 
Yet pity and restore me. 
Just God, be not Thy wrath my lot; 
Thy Son hath suffered for me. 

4. If pain and woe must follow sin, 
Then be my path still rougher. 
Here spare me not; if heaven I win, 
On earth I gladly suffer. 

5. But curb my heart, forgive my guilt, 
Make Thou my patience firmer; 
For they must miss the good Thou wilt 
Who at Thy chastenings murmur. 

6. Then deal with me as seems Thee best– 
Thy grace will help me bear it 
If but at last I see Thy rest 
And with my Savior share it. 


Hymn: LSB 511 Herald, Sound the Note of Judgment
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