Readings for the Week ~ November 10

Psalm 146 • I Kings 17:8-16 • Hebrews 9:24-28 • Mark 12:38-44 “Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. “On the day when I act,” says the…

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Readings for the Week ~ November 3

Ps 119:1-16 • Deuteronomy 6:1-9 • Hebrews 7:23-28 • Mark 12:28-34 Scot McKnight describes our Gospel text from this week as the Jesus Creed. It’s the Jesus Creed not merely because Jesus describes it as the key commandment for all to follow but because it was the creed he himself lived by. This is one…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 27

Psalm 13 • Isaiah 59:1-19 • Hebrews 5:12-6:12 • Mark 10:46-52 “Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 20

Psalm 91 • Isaiah 53:4-12 • Hebrews 4:12-16 • Mark 10:35-45 “Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:  Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives…

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Readings for the Week ~ October 13

Psalm 90 • Amos 5:6-15 • Hebrews 3:1-6 • Mark 10:17-31

“Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.”

 

Readings for the Week ~ Oct 7

Psalm 8 • Genesis 2:18-24 • Hebrews 2:1-18 • Mark 10:2-9 Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 29

Psalm 19 • Numbers 11:4-29 • James 4:7-5:6 • Mark 9:38-48 Of all Scripture the Psalms seem most fit to express the unmitigated goodness, beauty and quality of God. Psalm 19 is especially powerful in this respect. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 22

Psalm 54 • James 3:16-4-6 • Mark 9:30-37 “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 15

Psalm 116 • Isaiah 50:4-9 • James 2:1-18 • Mark 8:27-38 Mark 8 is the pivotal chapter in Mark’s gospel. Other than the story of Christ’s passion, Peter’s proclamation of Jesus as the Messiah along with his subsequent rebuke of Jesus, serves as the climax of Mark’s account of Christ’s life. In chapter 8 we…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 8

Psalm 146 • Isaiah 35:4-7a • James 1:17-27 • Mark 7:31-37 “Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives…

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