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Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 7
YEAR A


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
   Old Testament  Genesis 21:8–21
             Psalm       Psalm 86:1–10, 16–17
  or
  Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
 Old Testament  Jeremiah 20:7–13
 Psalm       Psalm 69:7–10 (11–15) 16–18

New Testament Romans 6:1b–11
 Gospel       Matthew 10:24–39


Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 7
YEAR A

         Old Testament Genesis 21:8–21
Psalm       Psalm 86:1–10, 16–17 or Psalm 17 (UMH 749)
 New Testament   Romans 6:1b–11
   Gospel       Matthew 10:24–39


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

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 7
YEAR A

 Psalm       Psalm 69:1–16 or Psalm 69:6–9, 14–16
             First Reading       Jeremiah 20:7–13
             Second Reading       Romans 5:15b–19
Gospel       (Matthew 10:16–23) 24–33


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 | PENTECOST
PROPER 7
YEAR A

Old Testament  Jeremiah 20:7–13
             Psalm       Psalm 91:1–10 (11–16)
EpistleRomans 6:12–23
   Gospel       Matthew 10:5a,21–33


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 22: Love and Peace
Nehemiah 4:1–5:19; 1 John 4:16–21; Psalm 109:1–15

“You have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it finds rest in you.” Augustine’s prayer, spoken so many years ago, is still poignant for us today. It appeals to our created purpose: bringing glory to God. When we’re living outside of that purpose, we try to fill that void through other means.

In his first letter, John shows how the love of God and communion with Him ultimately brings a sense of peace and confidence: “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love and the one who abides in love abides in God and God abides in him. By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as that one is, so also are we in the world” (1 John 4:16–17).

God Himself has addressed the great rift we created between ourselves and Him. Through the sacrifice of His Son, He has made it possible for us to abide with Him and find pe…