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Prayer

Prayer By: Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy
Heavenly Father, bless us this day as we give You the praise and glory that only You deserve for Your grace and mercy bestowed upon us to see a new day.
Bless all of the peoples of Your creation. For those that are secular, may we Christians stand our ground in love and letting our light shine that they will want to hear Your Word in meekness and humility. And may that Word of hearing prick their hearts that that will want to come to You through Your Son Jesus in genuine unwavering faith, accept Him as their Lord and Saviour. Then, immediately, Your Holy Spirit will indwell in the new believer, and they will become sons and daughter of You The Most High God! Hallelujah!
Bless those that are sick with their infirmities that cannot worship You in their places of worship; bless those that are in war zones around the world; bless those that are incarcerated; bless our President Obama and his family because they have been subjected to the worse of hatred, but …

KJV Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV Translation: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. NKJV Translation: And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Logos Verse of the Day

Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

1 John 1:7King James Version
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christhis Son cleanseth us from all sin.

“Overcome Temptation.” The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary

July 20 Lesson 8 OVERCOME TEMPTATION
DEVOTIONAL READING: Hebrews 3:7–14 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 10:1–22

1 CORINTHIANS 10:6–22
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted abov…

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for July 20, 2014: Overcome Temptation (1 Corinthians 10:1-22)This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the July 13 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone Paul guided the Corinthians to live as a community of believers. In chapter 8 he answered their questions about eating meat that had been sacrificed to an idol. In chapter 9 he responded to an inquiry about his apostleship. Paul then warned about the possibility of becoming a “castaway” (9:27, King James Version). Here in chapter 10 he reminded his readers how Israel’s history showed the need for faithful obedience. Lessons from History1 Corinthians 10:6-13
When the children of Israel left Egypt, God went before them and over them (Exodus 14:13-31). All of the people participated in God’s deliverance. Just as Christians are baptized when they submit themselves to Chr…

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary.

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 11
YEAR A

Old TestamentGenesis 28:10–19a
 Psalm       Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24 (UMH 854)
New TestamentRomans 8:12–25
Gospel       Matthew 13:24–30,36–43


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 | PENTECOST
PROPER 11
YEAR A
On the same date: Elijah

Old Testament Isaiah 44:6–8
             Psalm       Psalm 119:57–64
Epistle       Romans 8:18–27
Gospel       Matthew 13:24–30,36–43


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

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

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 11
YEAR A

 Psalm       Psalm 86 or Psalm 86:11–17
             First Reading       Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16–19
             Second Reading       Romans 8:18–25
Gospel       Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 11
YEAR A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old TestamentGenesis 28:10–19a
 Psalm       Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24
  or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16–19 or Isaiah 44:6–8
Psalm       Psalm 86:11–17

New TestamentRomans 8:12–25
Gospel       Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 20: Serving the Glory of God
2 Samuel 5:1–6:23; 1 Peter 4:1–11; Psalm 136:1–26

When we avoid community, we may develop an inflated opinion of our own character. It’s easy to think we’re kind people when we’re not held accountable to others. It’s easy to think we’re always right when no one disagrees with us. Conversely, it’s in our relationships that our true selves are often revealed. When we’re actively involved in a community, we face hundreds of instances where we need to make choices. These choices either serve others, or they serve our own desires.

When Peter states, “Above all, keep your love for one another constant, because love covers a large number of sins” (1 Pet 4:8), he’s saying that choosing to love often sets all motives in the right place. It dispels our own pride and puts issues into perspective. When we are truly loving others, it’s not about our pride or “being right.” It’s about helping others grow in faith by using our
gifts.

Peter goes on to show just what t…