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Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | PENTECOST EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST YEAR A Old Testament Isaiah 55:6–9 Old Testament Jonah 4:5–11 (Supplemental) Psalm Psalm 27 New Testament Philippians 1:18b–27 New Testament Romans 9:6b–16 (Supplemental) Gospel Matthew 20:1–16 Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary) (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 24, SUNDAY YEAR 1 Psalms (Morning) Psalm 148, 149, 150 Psalms (Evening) Psalm 114, 115 Old Testament Jeremiah 29:1, 4–14 New Testament Acts 16:6–15 Gospel Luke 10:1–12, 17–20 The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 24 YEAR A Old Testament Exodus 33:12–23 Psalm Psalm 99 (UMH 819) New Testament 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 Gospel Matthew 22:15–22 Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | PENTECOST EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Old Testament Micah 6:6–8 Psalm Psalm 143 New Testament Ephesians 4:1–6 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 24 YEAR A Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament Exodus 33:12–23 Psalm Psalm 99 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament Isaiah 45:1–7 Psalm Psalm 96:1–9 (10–13) New Testament 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 Gospel Matthew 22:15–22 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A First Reading Isaiah 45:1, 4–6 Response Psalm 96:7b Psalm Psalm 96:1, 3–5, 7–10 Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 1:1–5b Gospel Acclamation Philippians 2:15d, 16a Gospel Matthew 22:15–21 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).
Confirmed Hope Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:20 I. Life without hope is worthless. A. Hope must be grounded upon something, for baseless hope is the product of an irrational mind. B. It should involve not only this life, but also the life that follows death (1 Cor. 15:19). C. If we hope only for what death will eventually terminate anyway, we are more miserable than all men. This means that we as believers must have hope beyond the grave. II. Christ is not only for this life. A. Certainly, Paul’s concern was that Christ be magnified in his body (Phil. 1:20). B. However, to be absent from the body meant that he would be with Christ (Phil. 1:23) in an even greater state of existence. III. Christ’s resurrection is the foundation of our hope. A. Paul gave historical proof of Christ’s physical resurrection (1 Cor. 15:4–11). B. He also countered the possible objec…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

October 16 MUST JESUS BEAR THE CROSS ALONE? Thomas Shepherd, 1665–1739 Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said: “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Mark 8:34) The scriptural qualifications for discipleship are very clear: Self-denial and a resolve to bear a cross of consecration for the sake of the gospel. Each true follower of Christ will have a cross to bear at various times throughout life. The cross is the badge that identifies us as a worthy representative and servant of our Master. For some, the cross might be a physical weakness; for others it could be an unachieved goal, a discouraging situation, or a concern for a loved one. Whatever it may be, the way we bear our individual cross can in itself be a testimony to the power of the gospel as well as a source of encouragement to weaker Christians. The text for this hymn was the work of several different authors through the centuries. Thomas Shep…