The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”


Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29–12:2
Luke 12:49-56


O God, judge eternal, you love justice and hate oppression, and you call us to share your zeal for truth. Give us courage to take our stand with all victims of bloodshed and greed, and, following your servants and prophets, to look to the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

This Weeks Readings

MondayJeremiah 23:30-40
1 John 4:1-6
Psalm 32
TuesdayJeremiah 25:15-29
Acts 7:44-53
Psalm 32
WednesdayJeremiah 25:30-38
Luke 19:45-48
Psalm 32
ThursdayNumbers 15:32-41
Hebrews 12:3-17
Psalm 103:1-8
Friday2 Chronicles 8:12-15
Acts 17:1-9
Psalm 103:1-8
SaturdayNehemiah 13:15-22
Luke 6:1-5
Psalm 103:1-8
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