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.
“[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.’ (v. 34)
1 Corinthians 11:17-22
Now in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. (v. 17)
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:12-26
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. (v. 12)
1 Corinthians 12:27-31
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (v.27)
So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God. (v. 7)
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. (v. 8)
1 Samuel 24:1-25:44
1 Samuel 26:1-28:25
1 Samuel 29:1-31:13
2 Samuel 1:1-2:11
2 Samuel 2:12-3:39
2 Samuel 4:1-6:23
2 Samuel 7:1-8:18