Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 19 C (Proper 21)

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

Amos 6:1-7
1 Timothy 3:1-13
Luke 16:19-31

Our Help Is Not in Worldly Riches

“The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side,” and “the rich man also died and was buried” (Luke 16:22). The poor man Lazarus, who knew many bad things on earth, began to be comforted forever, whereas the rich man, after a lifetime of good things, began to be “in anguish” (Luke 16:25). Therefore, “woe to those who are at ease in Zion” (Amos 6:1), for “the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away” (Amos 6:7). The wealthy are urged “not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches,” but “to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share” (1 Tim. 6:17–18). Covetous desire for what God has not given is idolatry and “a root of all kinds of evils” (1 Tim. 6:10). Contentment belongs to faith, by which the Christian has “great gain” in godliness (1 Tim. 6:6).

These are the hymns we will sing:

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (LSB 549)
Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense (LSB 741:1-4)
God of the Prophets, Bless the Prophet’s Sons (LSB 682)
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (LSB 686)
Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense (LSB 741:5-8)

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Living in north central Arkansas among the trees and lakes serving the Lord in one of His churches. A lifelong Lutheran who cares greatly about God's Church. Recently married and enjoying life with my dear wife. Many interests--St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Blues!

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