Readings for the Week ~ Aug 30

Psalm 105 • Exodus 3:1-15 • Romans 12:9-21 • Matthew 16:21-28 “Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 23

Psalm 124 • Exodus 1:8-2:10 • Romans 12:1-8 • Matthew 16:13-20 This week we have the pleasure of reading about two very important yet virtually unknown women. Unlike other women in the Old Testament these two are named, Shiphrah and Puah, and are rightly celebrated as saviors and servants of God. May we all be inspired…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 16

Psalm 133 • Psalm 67 • Matthew 15:10-28 • Romans 11:1-32 • Genesis 45:1-15 The Psalms are so good this week, and short, that you get two of them! Enjoy! Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 9

Ps 105:1-22 • Genesis 37:1-28 • Romans 10:5-15 • Matthew 14:22-33 Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 2

Ps 17:1-15 • Genesis 32:22-31 • Romans 9:1-5 • Matthew 14:13-21 Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 26

Ps 105:1-11 • Genesis 29:15-28 • Romans 8:26-39 • Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask;…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 19

Psalm 139:1-24 • Genesis 28:10-19  •  Romans 8:12-25 • Matthew 13:24-43 Jacob is not the nicest person. His name means, “one who grabs the heel”. Being a heel grabber is not considered a good thing. Jacob’s name means that he is a trickster, a manipulator and we find him doing this throughout his story. In spite…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 12

Genesis 25:19-34 • Ps 119:105-112 • Romans 8:1-12 • Matt 13:1-23 “O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 5

Psalm 45 • Genesis 24:34-67 • Romans 7:15-25 • Matthew 13:1-23 Our prayer for this week reminds us of the Greatest Commandment from Matthew 22:34-40. Scot McKnight likes to call this the Jesus Creed. May we be reminded of what is most important to God as we pray these words. O God, you have taught…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 28

Ps 13 • Genesis 22:1-14 • Romans 6:12-23 • Matthew 10:40-42 “The Binding of Isaac” as it is often called is one of the oddest and most moving stories in the Old Testament. God calls his servant Abraham to take the son of promise, born to him by miracle, and offer him as a sacrifice.…

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