Not going to receive any special instructions. Not going to find out any secrets for spiritual living.
Not going to get prodded with the stick of how I should be feeding the poor and helping the sick, and visiting the lonely…(all of which I should be doing).
I am going to receive the Word of God. I am going to (by the grace of God) receive from Him His law, in order to kill me off yet once again to my little ‘No thank you God I can do it myself ‘ project. And then recieve from Him His promise of life, the forgiveness of my sins, my salvation…in the gospel, and in the body and blood of our Dear Lord who has poured out Himself for me (us)…which is pure gospel (no law).
This is a picture of baptism, by the way.
Death and Resurrection. Repentance and Forgiveness. Dying and Rising.
Isn’t that enough?