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Today is The Lord's Day!

Today is The Lord's Day! Already one reader cannot get to church, but here is a replacement International web base church for those of you that is confined to home or hospitals with disabling infirmities, incarcerated, countries of dictators where the word of God is prohibited but the people of those countries risk their lives to hear and worship in secret. To all no matter the circumstances, "Charis". May you all have a blessed and protective day in YHWH bosom and arms. In Jesus' name. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Logos Verse of the Day

Gateway Bible Verse of the Day

Psalm 116:1-2King James Version

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.



New King James Version

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death ] I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Himas long as I live.



English Standard Version

I Love the Lord] I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.



New American Standard Bible

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death. ] I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Himas long as I live.


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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 16
YEAR A
On the same date: St. Bartholomew

Psalm       Psalm 138
             First Reading       Isaiah 51:1–6
             Second Reading       Romans 11:33–36
Gospel       Matthew 16:13–20


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

The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, Outline

August 24 Lesson 13 AN APPEAL FOR RECONCILIATION
DEVOTIONAL READING: 2 Corinthians 5:16–21 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 6:1–7:4

2 CORINTHIANS 6:1–13
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet tru…

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for August 24, 2014An Appeal for Reconciliation2 Corinthians 6:1–7:4This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the August 17 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  In the section of 2 Corinthians just before today’s printed text, the apostle Paul discussed why Christians must resolve differences (5:11-21). Compelled by Christ’s love, we are to practice “the ministry of reconciliation” (v. 18). Paul reminded the church that God’s forgiveness of us is a model of how we should forgive others (compare Matthew 6:12).
Corinthians’ Need2 Corinthians 6:1, 2
Although he was an apostle, Paul described himself simply as a co-worker. All who serve the Lord must demonstrate mercy and show forgiveness toward others. Paul quoted Isaiah 49:8, speaking of God’s response to the cry of his people for help. Since all believers are include…

Faith Comes from Hearing ...

Faith Comes from
Hearing ...

Excerpt
‎Paul had made it clear that God’s gracious offer of righteousness by faith was given to all, Jews and Gentiles alike (cf. v. 12). His focus in this chapter, however, has been on the people of Israel and their response to that offer (cf. v. 1).

Therefore when he wrote, But not all the Israelites (the Gr. text simply says “all”) accepted the good news, he obviously had in mind the Jews’ failure to respond. (“Accepted” translates hypēkousan, a compound of the verb “to hear.” It means “to hear with a positive response,” and so “to obey, to submit to.”) This is borne out by Paul’s confirming quotation of Isaiah 53:1: Lord, who has believed our message? This failure of the Jews to respond to the good news was true in Jesus’ days on earth (John 12:37-41) and in Paul’s day as well. However, the indefinite “all” of the Greek text (Rom. 10:16) is appropriate, because the response to the gospel among the Gentiles was also far less than total. Paul explained, …

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | PENTECOST
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Old TestamentDaniel 9:15–18
             Psalm       Psalm 51
New Testament1 Corinthians 12:1–11
Gospel Luke 19:41–48


Christian Worship One Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 16
YEAR A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old TestamentExodus 1:8–2:10
             Psalm       Psalm 124
  or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Isaiah 51:1–6
             Psalm       Psalm 138

New TestamentRomans 12:1–8
Gospel       Matthew 16:13–20


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 16
YEAR A

Old TestamentExodus 1:8–2:10
             Psalm       Psalm 124 (UMH 846)
New TestamentRomans 12:1–8
Gospel Matthew 16:13–20


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | PENTECOST
PROPER 16
YEAR A
On the same date: St. Bartholomew, Apostle

Old TestamentIsaiah 51:1–6
             Psalm       Psalm 138
Epistle       Romans 11:33–12:8
Gospel       Matthew 16:13–20


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

August 24

Who Is Trustworthy?
Isaiah 48:1–49:26; Luke 19:11–48; Job 11:1–12

We might get sidetracked when reading the Parable of the Ten Minas. Businessmen aren’t sympathetic characters in our modern world. In movies and sometimes in life, they’re often flat, miserly characters who take advantage of naïve individuals and community values.

Although there is often an element of truth to some stereotypes, it can be too easy to take sides. And we’re forced to take sides in this parable. Whose view is correct—the people of the city who hate the nobleman, the fearful servant, or the nobleman and his faithful servants?

The response of the masses seems unjustified. The two servants entrusted with minas are faithful characters, but not the focus of the parable. When the final servant is summoned, we expect an interesting turn of events. Will we sympathize with him? We’ve already heard that the citizens hate the nobleman, and the final servant seems to confirm this: “For I was afraid of you, beca…