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The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, vol. 60

August 11 Lesson 11 Community of Confession Devotional Reading:Luke 15:1–10 Background Scripture:Nehemiah 9:1–37 Key Verse The seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.—Nehemiah 9:2 Lesson Outline Introduction A.  The Burden of Un-confessed Sin B.  Lesson Background I.Confessing Sin (Nehemiah 9:2) A.  Preparation (v. 2a) B.  Participation (v. 2b) Seeing the Connection II.Acknowledging God (Nehemiah 9:6, 7) A.  Creator of the Universe (v. 6) B.  Maker of Covenants (v. 7) III.Recalling Redemption (Nehemiah 9:9, 10) A.  Divine Presence (v. 9) B.  Divine Power (v. 10)

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 14
YEAR C

PsalmPsalm 33 or Psalm 33:12–15, 18–22
             First Reading       Genesis 15:1–6
             Second Reading       Hebrews 11:1–3 (4–7) 8–16
Gospel     Luke 12:32–40


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 | PENTECOST
PROPER 14
YEAR C

 Old Testament   Genesis 15:1–6
     Psalm Psalm 33:12–22
   Epistle   Hebrews 11:1–16
Gospel Luke 12:22–34 (35–40)


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 14
YEAR C

             Old Testament       Isaiah 1:1, 10–20
             Psalm       Psalm 50:1–8, 22–23 (UMH 783)
             New Testament       Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16
             Gospel       Luke 12:32–40


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

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 | PENTECOST
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

   Old Testament     2 Samuel 12:1–13
 Psalm Psalm 6
 New Testament   1 Corinthians 15:1–10
Gospel Luke 18:9–14


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

Revised Common Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 14
YEAR C


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
 Old Testament Isaiah 1:1, 10–20
 Psalm Psalm 50:1–8, 22–23
  or
  Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
   Old Testament    Genesis 15:1–6
   Psalm Psalm33:12–22

     New TestamentHebrews 11:1–3, 8–16
   Gospel     Luke 12:32–40


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

Catholic Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Wisdom of Solomon 18:6–9
              Response       Psalm 33:12b
Psalm Psalm 33:1, 12, 18–19,20–22
              Second Reading       Hebrews 11:1–2, 8–19 or Hebrews 11:1–2, 8–12
Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 24:42a, 44
Gospel Luke 12:32–48 or Luke 12:35–40


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional, vols.

August 11: Proclaiming the Light
Luke 8:16–56

Many of us wait for precisely the right moment to tell others about Christ’s work in us. Yet every moment is the right moment to speak up for Christ. Every moment is the right time to fully express what Christ is doing in us and through us.
Jesus affirms this sense of immediacy when He remarks, “And no one, after lighting a lamp, covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a [lamp-stand]  so that those who come in can see the light” (Luke 8:16).
This line becomes even more profound when we consider what happens a short time later. After Jesus heals a demon-possessed man, He says to him, “Return to your home and tell all that God has done for you” (Luke 8:39). The man doesn’t wait for a better time. Instead, “he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole town all that Jesus had done for him” (Luke 8:39).
We may consider our encounter with Christ less significant than a man healed from demon-possession, but we, too, have been …