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July 20, 2014
6th Sunday After Pentecost

First Reading
Isaiah 44:6-8
Second Reading
Romans 8:18-27
Matthew 13:24-30 36-43
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Lectionary Summaries


Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” It is very easy to get caught up in the present and lose track of our ultimate destiny in the Kingdom of God. St. Paul encourages us to keep eternity in mind. This certainly has an application to our support for the Gospel – if we keep our focus on “the glory to be revealed” we will see our tithes and offerings in a new light.

Life Message

“We all live with dying. We also live in a culture that does not know how to live with dying and turns to death as a solution to the problems of life. Paul reminds us that as we live with dying, Christ comforts us with the certainty that it would be ‘far better’ to depart and be with Him. But he also reminds us that the timing belongs to God. If He gives continued life it is ‘more necessary’ that we go on living. But whether we live or die, Christ is at work and He will be honored!” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life – www.lutheransforlife.org

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