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.

Sunday 27 June 2021 – The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Collect for the Day

O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and on earth: Put away from us all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for June 27: Psalm 113; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; Mark 8:27-9:1

Study Questions for Mark 8:27-9:1

  1.  In view of verses 31-33, why do you think Jesus commands his disciples not to disclose his identity?
  2. How do the respective viewpoints of Jesus and of Peter represent “the things of God” and the “things of man”?
  3. What specifically makes Jesus’ charge to the crowd in vv. 34-38 an accurate portrait of the cost of discipleship?
  4. If vv. 34-38 represent the challenge and cost of discipleship, how does 9:1 demonstrate the benefits of discipleship?

The Jesus 100 Readings for this week are:

The Prayers of Jesus

Joyful Prayer: Luke 10:1-24

Prayer for Unity: John 17:1-26

The Jesus100 is a Bible reading plan in which participants can read and reflect over the course of a year on 100 of the most significant Bible passages about Jesus – who he is, his righteousness and justice, his love and care for sinners, and what he has done for us in dying and rising again to life.

60 Days of PsalmsA guide to praying through the entire Book of Psalms in two months.