Grant to those who seek you, O Lord, the gift of your kingdom, the comfort of your grace and the vision of your glory; for your own name’s sake. Amen.Book of Common Order (1562)
Lord Jesus, you call each one of us to follow you, to be your disciples and to make disciples.
You enable us to live out that discipleship as we seek to transform the lives of those whom
we meet and the communities to which we belong.
You inspire us to be agents of change and to seize the moment to proclaim your love and to
be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
You challenge us to live every day for you.
May we be open to new ways and strengthened through your power. Amen.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. (v. 1)
2 Samuel 11:1-13
In the Spring of the year, the time when kings go into battle, David sent Joab and his officers … But David remained at Jerusalem. (v. 1)
2 Samuel 11:14-17
In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. (v. 14)
2 Samuel 12:1-6
… and the Lord sent Nathan to David. (v. 1)
2 Samuel 12:7-15a
‘You are the man!’ (v. 7)
For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin. (v. 11)
2 Samuel 12:15b- 23
Then David rose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes. He went into the house of the Lord and worshipped.
Psalm 21:1-13proverbs 5:1-6