2nd Peter: A Lamp in the Darkness
This Week’s Sermon Title: Growth in Grace and Knowledge
Visiting Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, Interim Bishop of Pittsburgh
Dates: Nov. 14
*note: the Nov. 13 service at 5pm will be a bible study with Holy Communion. It will be held in the Tyndale Chapel in the Meeting House.
This week’s bulletins
The collect of the day
Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that bringing forth in abundance the fruit of good works, they may be abundantly rewarded when our Savior Jesus Christ comes to restore all things; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lesson: 2 peter 3: 14-18
14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
The psalm: Psalm 90: 8-10, 12
8 You have set our misdeeds before you,
and our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
9 For when you are angry, all our days are gone;
we bring our years to an end, as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our life are seventy years, and though some
be so strong that they come to eighty years,
yet is their span but labor and sorrow; so soon
it passes away, and we are gone.
12 So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
The gospel: Matthew 7: 15-20
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
A Tree and Its Fruit
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.