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In today’s gospel many people take offense at Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus’ disciples peel off. This is the backdrop in John’s gospel for Peter’s confession of faith. “To whom can we go?” asks Peter, in words we sometimes sing just before the gospel is read. “You have the words of eternal life.” In order to take such a stand, as Peter and Joshua did, Paul tells us to arm ourselves with the word of God. We pray in the Spirit that we might be bold ambassadors of the gospel.

Prayer:

Holy God, your word feeds your people with life that is eternal. Direct our choices and preserve us in your truth, that, renouncing what is false and evil, we may live in you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Readings:

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
MondayNehemiah 9:1-15
Ephesians 5:21-6:9
Psalm 119:97-104
TuesdayNehemiah 9:16-31
Ephesians 6:21-24
Psalm 119:97-104
WednesdayIsaiah 33:10-16
John 15:16-25
Psalm 119:97-104
ThursdayExodus 32:1-14
James 1:1-8
Psalm 15
FridayExodus 32:15-35
James 1:9-16
Psalm 15
SaturdayExodus 34:8-28
John 18:28-32
Psalm 15