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Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 | PENTECOST NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST YEAR A Old Testament Joel 3:12–16 Psalm Psalm 18 New Testament Romans 8:26, 27 New Testament 1 Peter 4:1–8 (Supplemental) Gospel Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary) (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 15, SUNDAY YEAR 1 Psalms (Morning) Psalm 118 Psalms (Evening) Psalm 145 Old Testament 2 Samuel 17:1–23 New Testament Galatians 3:6–14 Gospel John 5:30–47 The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 | PENTECOST PROPER 15 YEAR A Old Testament Isaiah 56:1, 6–8 Psalm Psalm 67 Epistle Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32 Gospel Matthew 15:21–28 Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 15 YEAR A Old Testament Genesis 45:1–15 Psalm Psalm 133 (UMH 850) New Testament Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32 Gospel Matthew 15:21–28 (10–20) Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 | PENTECOST NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Old Testament Jeremiah 23:16–24 Psalm Psalm 1 New Testament Romans 8:12–17 Gospel Matthew 7:15–23 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 15 YEAR A Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament Genesis 45:1–15 Psalm Psalm 133 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament Isaiah 56:1, 6–8 Psalm Psalm 67 New Testament Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32 Gospel (Matthew 15:10–20) 21–28 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A First Reading Isaiah 56:1, 6–7 Response Psalm 67:4 Psalm Psalm 67:2–3, 5–6, 8 Second Reading Romans 11:13–15, 29–32 Gospel Acclamation Matthew 4:23 Gospel Matthew 15:21–28 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Sermon Starters

The Coming of the Holy Spirit Key Verse: John 15:26 I. The Holy Spirit has always existed. A. The Lord Jesus has always been. “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1) refers to the eternal self-existence of Jesus before He became flesh (John 1:14). B. It is equally true that the Holy Spirit has always existed and been active in the affairs of the world along with God the Father, and God the Son. For instance, it was the Holy Spirit who was instrumental in the conception of Jesus in human form (Matt. 1:18, 20). It was also said that John the Baptist would be filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb (Luke 1:15). Likewise, both Zacharias and Elisabeth were filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:41, 67), as were Simeon (Luke 2:25) and Anna (Luke 2:36). These events all occurred before the manifestation of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. II. Jesus foretold the coming of the Holy Spirit on the …