In Isaiah the people are bid to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. Jesus declares that the church will be built on the rock of Peter’s bold confession of faith. God’s word of reconciliation and mercy are keys to the church’s mission. Paul urges us to not be conformed to this world, but to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, using our individual gifts to build up the body of Christ. From the table we go forth to offer our spiritual worship through word and deed.


O God, with all your faithful followers of every age, we praise you, the rock of our life. Be our strong foundation and form us into the body of your Son, that we may gladly minister to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Isaiah 51:1-6
Psalm 138
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20

This Week's Readings

Monday1 Samuel 7:3-13
Romans 2:1-11
Psalm 18:1-3,20-32
TuesdayDeuteronomy 32:18-20, 28-39
Romans 11:33-36
Psalm 18:1-3,20-32
WednesdayIsaiah 28:14-22
Matthew 26:6-13
Psalm 18:1-3,20-32
ThursdayJeremiah 14:18-18
Ephesians 5:1-6
Psalm 26:1-8
FridayJeremiah 15:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
Psalm 26:1-8
SaturdayJeremiah 15:10-14
Matthew 8:14-17
Psalm 26:1-8
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