The Upcoming Lectionary for July 2019

July, 14, 2019, the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Amos 7:7-17 [How do we measure up? “Behold, I set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel. The judgment of God is exact.]

Colossians 1:1-14 [What it looks like to be rescued from the power of darkness and transferred into the kingdom.]

Luke 10:25-37 [NEWS FLASH: Jesus describes your neighbor as someone whose religion is different from yours, whose race is different from yours, and who is reviled and a subject of castigation among your peers. GOD’S COMMAND: Go love that person, with deeds, as you love yourself.]

Psalm 82 [God’s standard of judgment of nations: Did your judgment show favoritism to the wicked? Did you fail to: save the weak and the orphan, defend the humble and needy, rescue the weak and the poor, delivering them from the power of the wicked?]

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July 21, 2019, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Amos 8:1-12 [God’s basis for laying waste to his own: they valued money more than upholding the poor, commerce over mercy.]

Colossians 1:15-28 [If you wonder what God looks like, Jesus is his snapshot.]

Luke 10:38-42 [Better to choose listening to Jesus than busy-ness.]

Psalm 52 [Calamity is in store for those who rely on wealth and wickedness rather than relying on God.]

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July 28, 2019, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Hosea 1:2-10 [Could God’s people really be likened to a whore?]

Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19) [Ix-nay to squirrely current philosophies and rites: be rooted and established in the faith.]

Luke 11:1-13 [Jesus teaches how to pray, and why.]

Psalm 85 [“Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.”]

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