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Readings for September 13

Readings for September 13

Bible readings for September 13

September 13 bulletin for both broadcast and in-person services

The justice of the cross

The Collect for the day:

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The first LESSON: deuteronomy 10: 17-20

17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. 18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. 19 Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 20 You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.

The second LESSON: Romans 3: 21-26

The Righteousness of God Through Faith

21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

The Psalm: 50: 1-6

1 The Lord, even the most mighty God, has spoken
and called the world, from the rising of the sun to
the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, perfect in her beauty,
has God shone forth in glory.
3 Our God shall come and shall not keep silence;
there shall go before him a consuming fire, and a mighty
tempest shall be stirred up round about him.
4 He shall call to the heavens above,
and to the earth beneath, that he may judge his people:
5 “Gather my faithful together unto me,
those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness,
for God himself is Judge.
BCP 2019

The Gospel: luke 4: 16-21

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
    and recovering of sight to the blind,
    to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”