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hearts, hope, church, christians, faith, love, devotional, chemnitz, repentance, liturgy

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


For hundreds of years, in various countries, through various languages, Christian pastors have exhorted their people to lift up their hearts in the liturgy of Holy Communion. Whether or not every church has always used these precise words, the exhortation is universal among Christians. We are called to put our faith and trust in the one who is above us; to set our hope firmly on the one whose second advent is on the verge of dawning; to aim all of our desires and affections toward the one who made us. In short, we lift up our hearts to the Lord in faith, hope and love.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Luke 3:8–14; Luke 16:19–31; Matt 25:31–46;

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Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars