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Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C

              First Reading       Genesis 18:20–32
              Response       Psalm 138:3a
Psalm       Psalm 138:1–3, 6–8
              Second Reading       Colossians 2:12–14
Gospel Acclamation       Romans 8:15bc
Gospel Luke 11:1–13


Catholic Lectionary, vols. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013

July 28
Lesson 9
GIVING GIFTS FOR THE TEMPLE

DEVOTIONAL READING: Mark 12:38–44
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezra 8:24–36

KEY VERSE
I said to them, “You as well as these articles are consecrated to the LORD. The silver and gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your ancestors."—Ezra 8:28

LESSON AIMS

After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Describe the procedures for financial accountability that Ezra and his companions used at the beginning and end of their journey to Jerusalem.
2. Give examples of how churches can take precautions to protect the persons who participate in various programs of the church, especially those who handle money.
3. Support and pray for missions that show evidence of careful stewardship in the handling of the gifts that are administered by them.

LESSON OUTLINE

Introduction
      A.      Tons to Transport
      B.      Lesson Background
          I.      Consigning Offerings (EZRA 8:24–27)
      A.      Selecting Trustworthy Men …

The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013

July 28 Lesson 9 GIVING GIFTS FOR THE TEMPLE
DEVOTIONAL READING: Mark 12:38–44 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezra 8:24–36
KEY VERSE I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the LORD; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the LORD God of your fathers.—Ezra 8:28
LESSON OUTLINE
Introduction       A.      Tons to Transport       B.      Lesson Background I.      Consigning Offerings (EZRA 8:24–27)       A.      Selecting Trustworthy Men (v. 24)       Acting in Faith and Wisdom       B.      Weighing Precious Metals (vv. 25–27) II.      Communicating Holiness (EZRA 8:28–30)       A.      Reminder Given (v. 28)       B.      Responsibility Accepted (vv. 29, 30) III.      Completing the Mission (EZRA 8:31–35)       A.      Reviewing the Journey (v. 31)       An Example to Remember       B.      Resting in Jerusalem (v. 32)       C.      Delivering the Treasure (vv. 33, 34)       D.      Demonstrating Dedication (v. 35) Conclusion       A.      Always Praying     …

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 12
YEAR C

     Psalm  Psalm 138
             First Reading       Genesis 18:20–33
             Second Reading       Colossians 2:6–15
GospelLuke 11:1–13


The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary, vols. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010).

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 | PENTECOST
PROPER 12
YEAR C

       Old Testament       (Genesis 18:17–19) 20–33
 Psalm Psalm 138
   Epistle Colossians 2:6–15 (16–19)
 Gospel    Luke 11:1–13


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 12
YEAR C

Old Testament     Hosea 1:2–10
 Psalm Psalm 85 (UMH 806)
 New Testament Colossians 2:6–15 (16–19)
Gospel     Luke 11:1–13


Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary, vols. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 | PENTECOST
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Old TestamentGenesis 39:1–6a
 Psalm Psalm 92
 New Testament 1 Corinthians 10:6–13
 Gospel Luke 16:1–9


Christian Worship One Year Lectionary, vols. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 12
YEAR C


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
   Old Testament Hosea 1:2–10
Psalm       Psalm 85
  or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
 Old TestamentGenesis 18:20–32
Psalm       Psalm 138

 New TestamentColossians 2:6–15 (16–19)
   Gospel Luke 11:1–13


Revised Common Lectionary, vols. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 28: I Will Laud Your Deeds
Psalm 145:1–21

I grew up in a family of stoics. Through example, my siblings and I were taught to keep our emotions to ourselves. Displays of excessive affection or sorrow were regarded with some suspicion, and this played out in our expressions of faith.
Psalm 145 directly challenges such a mindset. The psalmist expresses why confessing God’s faithfulness is so important, especially to those we influence: “One generation will laud [Your] works to another, and will declare your mighty deeds” (Psa 145:4). God’s mighty deeds were His redemptive acts—especially the exodus from Egypt. His greatness (Psa 145:6), Hisrighteousness (Psa 145:7), His glory, and His power (Psa 145:11, 12) were expressed.
Our praise should be centered on God’s ultimate restorative work through HisSon—an act that has brought us back into intimate communion with Him. We can bring our sorrows and failures to Him: “Yahweh upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down”…