Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 14 C (Proper 16)

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

Isaiah 66:18-23
Hebrews 12:4-24
Luke 13:22-30

The Cross of Christ Is the Way into the Kingdom of God

With the cross of Christ, the time has come “to gather all nations and tongues” (Is. 66:18). The sign of the cross is set forth in the preaching of the Gospel, the declaration of the Lord’s glory “among the nations” (Is. 66:19). Many “will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29), but only by the narrow way of the cross. Those who refuse to follow Christ crucified will ultimately find only “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Luke 13:28), whereas Christ’s disciples, called from all the nations, will eat and drink with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of God. They will come into “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Heb. 12:22).

These are the hymns we will sing:

O Holy Spirit, Enter In (LSB 913)
Glorious Things of You Are Spoken (LSB 648)
Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face (LSB 631)
Sent Forth By God’s Blessing (LSB 643)
On Galilee’s High Mountain (LSB 835)

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