Readings & Bulletins for June 22-23

Readings & Bulletins for June 22-23

sermon on the mount: life on earth as it is in heaven

June 22-23: Jesus & The Law
Preacher: The Rev. Ben Hughes

The collect for the day

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The lesson: Galatians 4: 4-7

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

The psalm: 40: 6-8

6 O Lord my God, great are the wondrous works which you have done, and also your thoughts toward us;
there is none who can be compared with you.

7 If I should declare them and speak of them,
they would be more than I am able to express.

8 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire,
but my ears you have opened.

The gospel: matthew 5: 17-20

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

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