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Every Sunday, across the world, Christians share an agreed three year cycle of Bible Readings in Sunday worship, this is called the Common Lectionary. We offer materials including prayers bible study and worship resources for each one of these Sunday's via our Lectionary Bible Notes Section.

Birds of the air have nests Introduction


Jesus said some very dramatic things. He once said that if a part of our body causes us to sin we should cut it off. He could not have meant us to take this teaching literally, if we did then there would be people all over the place missing parts of their bodies! But this dramatic language did make the point to his hearers - take sin seriously.

The same use of language by Jesus takes place in our reading today. Jesus tells people that they should not be concerned with saying goodbye to their families, they should not even turn back to bury a dead parent. Surely burying a dead father was a most important thing to do and I would not expect for one minute that Jesus would have us take the language literally. But the point is seriously made. If we wish to be followers of Jesus then we must get our priorities right. It is no use trying to follow Jesus if our heart really isn't in it. Don't keep looking elsewhere, just look at Jesus and follow him.

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Lectionary Material for every Sunday in Years A, B, C

 

Future Sundays with worship, prayer and teaching resources Sundays in the Lectionary

 

June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21

First Sunday after Trinity

Ordinary 12

Second Sunday after Trinity

Ordinary 13

Third Sunday after Trinity

Ordinary 14

Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Ordinary 15

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Ordinary 16

 

the cross is the way

 

Each morning and each evening
let the peace of the Father, be ours.
Each day and each night
let the peace of the Son be ours.
Each dawn and each dusk
let the peace of the Spirit be ours.
Let the blessing of the three in one be ours;
both now and for ever. Amen.
Carmina Gadelica