Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 12 C (Proper 14)

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Genesis 15:1-6
Hebrews 11:1-16
Luke 12:22-34

The Lord Is Surely Coming to Give You His Kingdom

The Lord Himself was Abraham’s shield and great reward. For “the word of the Lord came to him” and sustained the patriarch’s faith in the face of death (Gen. 15:4). By divine grace, Abraham “believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6), on account of the holy Seed, Christ Jesus. To that one old man, the Lord granted “descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore” (Heb. 11:12). The Lord is likewise faithful to you. It is His glad desire “to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Therefore, “do not be anxious about your life,” but instead “seek his kingdom” (Luke 12:22, 31). Set your heart on that treasure. “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning … for the Son of Man is coming” (Luke 12:35, 40).

These are the hymns we will sing:

With the Lord Begin Your Task (LSB 869)
O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe (LSB 666)
I’m But a Stranger Here (LSB 748)
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (LSB 809)
I Leave All Things to God’s Direction (LSB 719)

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