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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014 | HOLY DAY
ALLSAINTS’ DAY
YEARS ABC


Psalm, First Reading, Second Reading & Gospel, Option I
 Psalm       Psalm 149
             First Reading       Sirach 44:1–10, 13–14
             Second Reading       Revelation 7:2–4, 9–17
GospelMatthew 5:1–12
  or

Psalm, First Reading, Second Reading & Gospel, Option II
Psalm       Psalm 149
             First Reading       (Sirach 2:1–6) 7–11
             Second Reading       (Ephesians 1:11–14) 15–23
GospelLuke 6:20–26 (27–36)


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014 | SPECIAL DAYS
ALL SAINTS
YEAR A

             First Reading       Revelation 7:9–17
             Psalm       Psalm 34:1–10, 22
             New Testament       1 John 3:1–3
             Gospel       Matthew 5:1–12


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

November 1: The Danger of Unwarranted Favor
1 Kings 1:1–53; Mark 1:1–34; Proverbs 1:1–7

No sooner had David assumed the throne of Israel than he began to lose sight of God’s way. As a young “warrior in the wilderness,” he had provided a beacon of hope and an ethical example for God’s people. But King David allowed emotion, rather than spiritual or even rational principles, to drive him. And David’s children made the situation even worse. Although we often look to David as an example to emulate, we can also learn from the mistakes that he made, including the disaster recorded in 1 Kgs 1:5–53.

As king, David was charged with protecting God’s people against all outside enemies. What David didn’t see coming—or so it appears from the text—was the threat from within his own family. When David’s sons began to compete for power, David should have put his love for God’s people and the calling God gave him above his love for his sons. The moment that Adonijah showed signs of laying claim to the …