The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, given to us for our instruction in God’s ways (1 Corinthians 10:11); we are called to read, learn, study, and meditate on them to become fully developed followers of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us on that journey, using some or all of the resources below.
October 1, 2023 – The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Prayer for the Day, Sunday October 1
O merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Study Questions for Matthew 21:28-32
- Jesus told this story to the religious leaders. Why would they have found the comparison with the tax collectors and prostitutes offensive?
- What point do you think Jesus was making by stating the comparison?
- Which of the two sons do you think you are most like? What warning do you take from that connection? What encouragement?
- What will you do this week with what God has shown you about yourself in this story?
e100 Scripture Readings
God’s Covenant with Abram: Genesis 15:1-21
The Birth and Binding of Isaac: Genesis 21:1-22:19
The e100 reading plan provides references to 100 Scripture passages that get to the heart of the Biblical account of the person and work of God, and of his creation of the world and of human beings, the fallen human nature, and God’s gracious plan of redemption, culminating in the life, ministry, death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. We offer this plan as a resource over the course of a year, with 2 passages each week.
60 Days of Psalms – A guide to praying through the entire Book of Psalms in two months.