Pent 10 | OT 17c | Proper 12c – July 28, 2013


Scripture for the Day:

 Hosea 1:2-10 (semi-continuous) or Genesis 18:20-32 (complementary)
 Psalm 85 (semi-continuous) or Psalm 138 (complementary)
 Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19)
 Luke 11:1-13

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1st Reading

 Hosea 1:2-10 (NIV)

When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.”So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. In that day I will break Israel’s bow in the Valley of Jezreel.”

Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the Lordsaid to Hosea, “Call her Lo-Ruhamah (which means “not loved”), for I will no longer show love to Israel, that I should at all forgive them.Yet I will show love to Judah; and I will save them—not by bow,sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the Lord their God, will save them.”

After she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, Gomer had another son. Then the Lord said, “Call him Lo-Ammi (which means “not my people”), for you are not my people, and I am not your God.

10 “Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘children of the living God.’


Genesis 18:20-32 (NIV)

20 Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”

22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord. 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

26 The Lord said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

27 Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes,28 what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?”

“If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.”

29 Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?”

He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.”

30 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?”

He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

31 Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?”

He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.”

32 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”

He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


 Psalm 85 (NIV)

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people
and covered all their sins.
You set aside all your wrath
and turned from your fierce anger.

Restore us again, God our Savior,
and put away your displeasure toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
but let them not turn to folly.
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulness meet together;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
and prepares the way for his steps.


Psalm 138 (NIV)

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
and will praise your name
for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me;
you greatly emboldened me.

May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,
when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
for the glory of the Lord is great.

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me;
your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

2nd Reading

 Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) (NIV)

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ,12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come;the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you.Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body,supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


 Luke 11:1-13 (NIV)

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say:

hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[e] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Song Suggestions for the Day: 

 OUR GOD SAVES  Brenton Brown \ Paul Baloche | 2007 | CCLI Song #4972837

 MY SAVIOR’S LOVE ENDURES  David Heller \ Jennie Lee Riddle \ JJ Heller | 2008 | CCLI Song #5359590

 MIRACLE OF GRACE Curtis Stephan | 2008 | CCLI Song #5767814

 EVERYTHING FALLS  Eddie Kirkland \ Steve Fee | CCLI Song #5490411

 YAHWEH  Jon Egan \ Ross Parsley | 2008 | CCLI Song #5197972

 YOU ARE GOOD  Kari Jobe | 2008 | CCLI Song #5075001

 ONE THING  Darlene Zschech \ Marty Sampson | 2007 | CCLI Song #4869957

 KINGDOM COME  Chris Brown \ Mack Brock \ Wade Joye | 2009 | CCLI Song #5688450

 JESUS FRIEND OF SINNERS  Mark Hall \ Matthew West | 2011 | CCLI Song #6093697

 YOU’RE WORTHY OF MY PRAISE  David Ruis | 1991 | CCLI Song #487976

 BENEDICTION  Curtis Stephen | 2005 | CCLI Song #5769805

 BROKENNESS ASIDE David Leonard \ Leslie Jordan | 2011 | CCLI Song #5881109

 OPEN UP OUR EYES  Chris Brown \ London Gatch \ Mack Brock \ Stuart Garrard \ Wade Joye | 2012 | CCLI Song #6386696

  LOVE CAME DOWN  Brian Johnson \ Ian McIntosh \ Jenn Johnson \ Jeremy Edwardson \ Jeremy Riddle | 2009 | CCLI Song #5148938

 CAME TO MY RESCUE  Dylan Thomas \ Joel Davies \ Marty Sampson | 2005 | CCLI Song #4705190

 THE ONE WHO SAVES  Ben Fielding | 2009 | CCLI Song #5636880

 ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS  Steve Fee | 2007 | CCLI Song #4882903

 ALIVE AGAIN  Jason Ingram \ Matt Maher | 2011 | CCLI Song #5553530

 EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT  Shane Barnard | 2009 | CCLI Song #5627758

 JEHOVAH Richie Fike \ Sean Mulholland | 2010 | CCLI Song #5808388

 FOREVER REIGN Jason Ingram \ Reuben Morgan | 2009 | CCLI Song #5639997

 I WANT TO KNOW YOU  Chris Quilala \ Ian McIntosh \ Jeffrey Kunde | 2010 | CCLI Song #5875177

 BETTER THAN I KNOW  David Walker | 2009 | CCLI Song #5384259

 COME AND WORSHIP  Carl Cartee \ Stephan Conley Sharp | 2009 | CCLI Song #5521256

 SALVATION IS HERE  Joel Houston | 2004 | CCLI Song #4451327

 YOU REVIVE ME  Audrey Assad \ Chris Tomlin \ Matt Maher | 2012 | CCLI Song #6223601

 OVERFLOW  Matt Maher | 2006 | CCLI Song #4613763

 LIVE LIKE THAT  Ben Glover \ Ben McDonald \ David Frey | 2011 | CCLI Song #6221421

 SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE  Joseph Pringle \ Nicole Fletcher \ Ryan Smith | 2007 | CCLI Song #4786322

 FIRE FALL DOWN  Matt Crocker | 2005 | CCLI Song #4705200

 PROOF OF YOUR LOVE  Ben Glover \ Fred Williams \ Joel Smallbone \ Jonathan Lee \ Luke Smallbone \ Mia Fieldes | 2011 | CCLI Song #6086707

 FEARLESS  Brandon Collins \ Travis Ryan | 2012 | CCLI Song #6215231

 AS WE PRAY  Walker Beach | 2012 | CCLI Song #6203353

 AS IT IS IN HEAVEN  Ed Cash \ Matt Maher | CCLI Song #4669748

 OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN  Brian Doerkson | 2006 | CCLI Song #4841968

 MANIFESTO  Aaron Powell \ Elias Dummer \ Eric Fusilier \ Josh Vanderlaan | 2010 | CCLI Song #5875397

 This week’s worshipcurrent pick for Holy Communion/Eucharist

Hymn Suggestions for the Day:

 LORD LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN PRAYING  Ken Medema | 1973 Hope Publishing Company | CCLI Song #22829 | Hymnary

 WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS  Charles Crozat Converse \ Joseph Medlicott Scriven | Public Domain | CCLI Song #27714 | Hymnary

 SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER  William W. Walford | Public Domain | CCLI Song #32273 | Hymnary

 SEEK YE FIRST  Karen Lafferty | 1972 Maranatha! Music & CCCM Music | CCLI Song #1352 | Hymnary