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Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 | PENTECOST
PROPER 4
YEAR C

   Old Testament   1 Kings 8:22–24, 27–29, 41–43
 Psalm Psalm 96:1–9
 EpistleGalatians 1:1–12
 GospelLuke 7:1–10


Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 1: What Wealth Reveals
2 Chronicles 1:1–3:17; Titus 1:1–4

“What would you do if you won the lottery?”
This question always seems to generate the same responses: There’s the person who devises an investment strategy, the dreamer who envisions ending global poverty, the individual who would travel the world, and the person who would buy the house, boat, or car they’ve always wanted.
These responses tell us something about each person’s character and what fulfills them. The root of these desires reveals something about how they perceive their identity in relationship to their culture, family, and God. They feel “in their identity” or “most themselves” when they pursue happiness, others’ happiness, or the things they want.
Solomon experiences an unexpected “wish” scenario. Like winning the lottery or being granted three wishes, Solomon’s response reveals what is important to him, the core of his identity, and how God responds to people who know what He desires. God says to the king,…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 1: What Wealth Reveals
2 Chronicles 1:1–3:17; Titus 1:1–4

“What would you do if you won the lottery?”
This question always seems to generate the same responses: There’s the person who devises an investment strategy, the dreamer who envisions ending global poverty, the individual who would travel the world, and the person who would buy the house, boat, or car they've always wanted.
These responses tell us something about each person’s character and what fulfills them. The root of these desires reveals something about how they perceive their identity in relationship to their culture, family, and God. They feel “in their identity” or “most themselves” when they pursue happiness, others’ happiness, or the things they want.
Solomon experiences an unexpected “wish” scenario. Like winning the lottery or being granted three wishes, Solomon’s response reveals what is important to him, the core of his identity, and how God responds to people who know what He desires. God says to the king…