The Church of England
Readings for: Sundays, 30th July & 6th August 2017
30th July Bible Readings (Page 268)
7th Sunday After Trinity — Proper 12
First Reading: 1 Kings 3:5-12 In a dream God asks Solomon “What should I give you?” Solomon asks for wisdom to discern good and evil. God promises Solomon he will receive a wise and discerning mind.
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-39 The Holy Spirit helps us. God searches our hearts. We have been called to be conformed to Christ’s images. We are more than conquerors through Him. Nothing can separate us from God’s love.
Third Reading: Matthew 13:31-33 & 44-52 Jesus tells parables about the kingdom of heaven, which is sought after, produces results and is manifested in our daily life.
6th August Bible Readings (Page 273)
8th Sunday After Trinity — Proper 13
First Reading: Isaiah 55:1-5 God invites all who are thirsty and hungry to come and eat what is good; He promises life and an everlasting covenant. Nations will come to Israel because God is glorified.
Second Reading: Romans 9:1-5 Paul expresses his sorrow for the Israelites who have not received Christ as Messiah, because God’s covenant and promises was with them; out of them comes Messiah, who is over all.
Third Reading: Matthew 14:13-21 The crowds follow Jesus to a deserted place. Jesus has compassion on them, curing their sick. Then He feeds the crowds from five loaves and two fish.
Next Sunday’s Readings — 13th August (Page 279)
9th Sunday after Trinity – Proper 14
1 Kings 19:9-18