Communion’s prayer, Sunday I after Trinity Week from 19 to 24 June 2017

Communion’s prayer, Sunday I after Trinity
Week from 19 to 24 June 2017
“The wisdom according to God”

Introduction: Having wisdom is important for us humans and in God’s sight. It is said in the Proverbs: “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom” Pr 4:7a. For it is more precious than everything, as it is written: “for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her” Pr 8: 11. Wisdom is an attribute of God so that the Psalmist praises: “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all” Ps 104:24a. God approved Solomon when he prayed: “give me wisdom and knowledge that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours? God said to Solomon, ‘since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, riches or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have” 2 Chr 1:10-12. Therefore, the Apostle Jacob directly and tenderly urges us: “if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” Jm 1:5; So ask for wisdom, for “everyone who asks receives” Mt 7:8a.

Monday 19: God is the source of wisdom.
“Let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord” Jer 9:23a.
Reading 1: Gal 6:11-16; Reading 2: Jer 9:22-24; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Jer 9:23
Other references:
– “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” Pr 2: 6.
– “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord” Is 11:1-2.

Tuesday 20: The Gospel, God’s wisdom for salvation
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” Rom 1:16a.
Reading 1: Ecc 7:1-9; Reading 2: Rom 1:1-17; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Rom 1:16
Other references:
– “Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me” Ps 119:98.
– “And how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” 2 Tim 3:15.
– “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. And this is the word that was preached to you” 1 Pet 1: 23, 25.

Wednesday 21: The lack of wisdom causes one’s ruin.
“Set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living” Lk 15:13b.
Reading 1: Gal 6:3-8; Reading 2: Lk 15:11-19; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Lk 15: 11-13.
Other references:
– “You acted foolishly,’ Samuel said, ‘you have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you: if you had, He would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time” 1 Sam 13:13.
– “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction” Gal 6:8.

Tuesday 22: Greed drives one mad.
“You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you” Lk 12: 20a.
Reading 1: 1 Jn 2:15-17; Reading 2: Lk 12:13-21; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Lk 12:19-20.
Other references:
– “Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain” Ps 119: 36.
– “Then he said to them, ‘watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” Lk 12:15.
– “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” 1 Tim 6: 10.

Friday 23: In Christ lies God’s wisdom.
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” Col 2:9
Reading 1: Jn 7:14-19; Reading 2: Col 2:6-11; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Col 2:8-9
Other references:
– “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me… to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” Lk 4:18a; 19.
– “And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with You I am well pleased” Lk 3:22b.

Saturday 24: God’s children are perfect in wisdom.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” 3 Jn 4.
Reading 1: 1 Tes 5: 12-22; Reading 2: 3 Jn 1:4; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: 3 Jn 4.
Other references:
– “Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect” Mt 5: 48.
– “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” Jm 1:4

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