The importance of “An Oath”

Lectionary: 312 Reading 1 Heb 6:10-20 Brothers and sisters: God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones. We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until […]

HEB 5 1-10 Every High Priest is taken from among men

  Reading Heb 5:1-10 Brothers and sisters: Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring, for he himself is beset by weakness and so, for this reason, must make sin offerings […]

Lectionary: 111 – illustrating God, the Father’s true love

Lectionary: 111 Gn 18:20-32 In those days, the LORD said: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave, that I must go down and see whether or not their actions fully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me. I mean to find out.”While Abraham’s visitors walked […]

Lectionary 292: St.Paul – power of prayer

  Lectionary: 292 Reading I Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas, and the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After inflicting many blows on them, they threw them into prison and instructed the jailer to guard them securely. When he received […]

Lectionary 555 – Humility

Lectionary: 555 1 Pt 5:5b-14 Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proud                         but bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for […]

Lectionionary: 265 – stone rejected, becomes the cornerstone

Lectionary: 265 Reading I Acts 4:1-12 After the crippled man had been cured, while Peter and John were still speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them, disturbed that they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They laid hands […]

Lectionary: 263

Lectionary: 263 Reading I Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer. And a man crippled from birth was carried and placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate” every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the […]

Lectionary: 231 “cease from doing evil”

Lectionary: 231 Reading I Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD, princes of Sodom! Listen to the instruction of our God, people of Gomorrah! Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, […]

Lectionary: 226

Lectionary: 226 Reading I Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD’s bidding. Now Nineveh was an enormously large city; […]

Lectionary: 337 “Be Doers of the word of God, not just listeners”

Lectionary: 337 “Be doers of the word of God, not simply listeners” Reading I Jas 1:19-27 Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger for anger does not accomplish the righteousness of God. Therefore, put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome […]

Lectionary: 336

Reading: Lectionary: 336 Persevering in Temptation: Lectionary: 336 Reading I Jas 1:12-18 Blessed is he who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proven he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him. No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is […]