Summer 2020

 

SUMMER 2020

The promises of God are life-changing, yet it takes time and experience for us to learn to trust them. We make spiritual progress when we steadily let God teach us how to live into his grace and power.

Our lessons this summer will help us to see each day as a divine invitation to take next steps into a deeper relationship with God.

 

June 14 - God is calling you to be a part of the action

Old Testament Exodus 19:2–8a

Gospel Matthew 9:35–10:8 (10:9-23)

 

June 21 - Do not be afraid, God’s got you

Order of Worship

Old Testament Jeremiah 20:7–13

Gospel Matthew 10:24-39

 

June 28 - God rewards those who welcome the gospel

Old Testament Jeremiah 28:5–9

Gospel Matthew 10:40-42

Psalm 89:1-4; Psalm 89:15-19

Order of Worship

 

July 5 - Jesus gives rest to the soul

Old Testament Zechariah 9:9–12

Gospel Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30

Psalm 145:8-14

 

July 12 - Standing on the Promises of God

Old Testament Isaiah 55:10-13

Gospel Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

Psalm 65:1-13

 

July 19 - Grow where you are planted, weeds and all

Old Testament Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16–19 or Isaiah 44:6–8

Gospel Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

Psalm 86:11-17

 

July 26 - God does great things with normal people

Old Testament 1 Kings 3:5–12

Gospel Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52

Psalm 119:129-136

 

August 2 - God give us what we really need when we really need it

Old Testament Isaiah 55:1–5

Gospel Matthew 14:13–21

Psalm 145:8-9; Psalm 145:14-21

 

August 9 - You can turn to God when you are in over your head

Old Testament 1 Kings 19:9–18

Gospel Matthew 14:22–33

Psalm 85:8-13

 

August 16 - God focuses on people, not policies

Old Testament Isaiah 56:1, 6–8

Gospel Matthew 15:21-28

Psalm 67:1-7

Order of Worship

 

August 23 - Promise #11: We can be the church

Old Testament Isaiah 51:1–6

Gospel Matthew 16:13-20

Psalm 138

 

August 30 - God’s way is not easy, but it is worth it

Old Testament Jeremiah 15:15–21

Gospel Matthew 16:21-28

Psalm 26:1-8

 

September 6 - Raise the bar for each other

Old Testament Ezekiel 33:7–11

Gospel Matthew 18:15-20

Psalm 119:33-40

 

September 13 - Forgive anything

Old Testament Genesis 50:15–21

Gospel Matthew 18:21–35

Psalm 103:1-7; Psalm 103:8-13

 

September 20 - Be glad for the way God blesses others

Old Testament Jonah 3:10–4:11

Gospel Matthew 20:1–16

Psalm 145:1-8

 

September 27 - Right now: are you in or are you out?

Old Testament Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32

Gospel Matthew 21:23-32

Psalm 25:1-9

 

October 4 - God is working on you: are you helping?

Old Testament Isaiah 5:1–7

Gospel Matthew 21:33–46

Psalm 80:7-15

 

October 11 - The Kingdom of God is open, come on in

Old Testament Isaiah 25:1-9

Gospel Matthew 22:1–14

Psalm 23:1-6

 

October 18 - Don’t be impressed with things here on earth

Old Testament Isaiah 45:1–7

Gospel Matthew 22:15–22

Psalm 96:1-9; Psalm 96:10-13

 

October 25 - Live by the laws of God

Old Testament Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18

Gospel Matthew 22:34–46

Psalm 1:1-6

 

November 1, All Saints: We are all in this together

First Reading Revelation 7:9–17

Gospel Matthew 5:1-12

Psalm 34:1-10; Psalm 34:22

 

November 8 - Be prepared to meet your God

Old Testament Amos 5:18–24

Gospel Matthew 25:1-13

Psalm 70:1-5 

 

November 15 - Have something to show for it

Old Testament Zephaniah 1:7, 12–18

Gospel Matthew 25:14-30

Psalm 90:1-8; Psalm 90:9-11

 

November 22, Christ the King knows his own

Old Testament Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24

Gospel Matthew 25:31-46 

Psalm 95:1-7