Readings for October 20th

First Reading: Genesis 32:22-31

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:1-8

Sermon: “Persistence”

Luke 18:1-8 NRSV

[1] Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. [2] He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. [3] In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ [4] For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, [5] yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.'” [6] And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. [7] And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? [8] I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Readings for October 13th

First Reading: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15

Gospel Reading: Luke 17:11-19

Sermon: “An Attitude of Gratitude”

Luke 17:12-19 NRSV

[12] As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, [13] they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” [14] When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. [15] Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. [16] He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. [17] Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? [18] Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” [19] Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”