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Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR A


First Reading Isaiah 5:1–7
Response Isaiah 5:7a
Psalm Psalm 80:9, 12–16, 19–20
Second Reading Philippians 4:6–9
Gospel Acclamation John 15:16
Gospel Matthew 21:33–43


Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 22
YEAR A


Old Testament Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20
Psalm Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
New Testament Philippians 3:4b–14
Gospel Matthew 21:33–46


Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 | PENTECOST
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


Old Testament 1 Kings 17:8–16
Psalm Psalm 62
New Testament Galatians 5:25–6:10
Gospel Matthew 6:24–34



Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 22
YEAR A



Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old Testament Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20
Psalm Psalm 19
or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Isaiah 5:1–7
Psalm Psalm 80:7–15

New Testament Philippians 3:4b–14
Gospel Matthew 21:33–46


Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Modern Day “Corinthians”

Modern Day “Corinthians”

Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:11



I. Corinth was a prosperous, but sin-filled city.
A. Paul did not hesitate to come and preach the gospel in such an environment proving that “where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Rom. 5:20).
B. People living in such a sinful environment today also need the same four exhortations Paul gave to the Corinthian Christians (1 Cor. 10:7–10).

II. Beware of idolatry.

A. “Neither be ye idolaters” (1 Cor. 10:7). The verb translated “be ye” is gínesthe meaning, “keep becoming.” There is an insidiousness about idolatry as we tend to conform to the values of our society.
B. Paul uses the illustration of the Israelites in the wilderness where they “offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings: and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play” (Ex. 32:6). The Israelites imitated the false worship of the peoples around them rather than waiting for Moses to come down from the mountai…

RESCUE THE PERISHING

RESCUE THE PERISHING
Fanny J. Crosby, 1820–1915


The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives … (Isaiah 61:1 KJV)
One of the most tragic words in our vocabulary is the word perishing. Yet it was a word that Jesus Himself often used (Matthew 18:14; Luke 13:3, 5) to describe people who are spiritually alienated from God.
Fanny Crosby, often called the “queen of gospel music,” recalled how she wrote this challenging hymn:
I remember writing that hymn in the year 1869. Like many of my hymns, it was written following a personal experience at the New York City Bowery Mission. I usually tried to get to the mission at least one night a week to talk to “my boys.” I was addressing a large company of working men one hot summer evening, when the thought kept forcing itself on my mind that some mother’s boy must be rescued that night or he might be eter…