Weekend Readings and Themes

September 18, 19
17th Sunday after Pentecost

True greatness in God’s kingdom comes in service to others, just as Jesus showed his greatness in giving his life for the world..

Jeremiah 11:18-20

Psalm 54

James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a

Mark 9:30-37

September 11, 12
16th Sunday after Pentecost

It is easy for words of faith (“You are the Messiah [God’s anointed]” and equally for words of thoughtlessness and hurt to come out of our mouths. James urges us to tame our tongues. Ultimately, it is Jesus himself who saves us when we are “setting [our] mind[s] not on divine things but on human things.”

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 116:1-9

James 3:1-12

Mark 8:27-38

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