February 12 & 13
Sermon Title: Rooted in Scripture
Preacher: The Rev. Ben Hughes
The Collect for the Day
Almighty God, look mercifully upon your people, that by your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
The lesson: 2 timothy 3: 10-17
All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Psalm 119: 105-112
105 Your word is a lantern to my feet
and a light upon my path.
106 I have sworn and am steadfastly purposed
to keep your righteous judgments.
107 I am troubled above measure;
revive me, O Lord, according to your word.
108 Let the freewill offerings of my mouth please you, O Lord;
and teach me your judgments.
109 My life is always in my hand,
yet I do not forget your law.
110 The ungodly have laid a snare for me,
yet I have not strayed from your commandments.
111 Your testimonies have I claimed as my heritage for ever,
and why? They are the very joy of my heart.
112 I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes always,
even unto the end.
The gospel: John 15: 18-21
The Hatred of the World
18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.