Pent 25 | OT 32c | Proper 27c – November 10, 2013


Scripture for the Day:

 Haggai 1:15b-2:9 (semi-continuous) or Job 19:23-27a (complementary)
 Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 or Psalm 98  (semi-continuous) or Psalm 17:1-9 (complementary)
 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
 Luke 20:27-38

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1st Reading

 Haggai 1:15b-2:9 (NIV)

In the second year of King Darius, 1 on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lordcame through the prophet Haggai: 2 “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, 3 ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing? 4 But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. 5 ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’

6 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. 8 ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LordAlmighty. 9 ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LordAlmighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”


Job 19:23-27a (NIV)

23 “Oh, that my words were recorded,
that they were written on a scroll,
24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead,
or engraved in rock forever!
25 I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
27 I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

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 145:1-5, 17-21 (NIV)

1 I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.


Psalm 98 (NIV)

1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
5 make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
9 let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.


Psalm 17:1-9 (NIV)

1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer—
it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 Let my vindication come from you;
may your eyes see what is right.

3 Though you probe my heart,
though you examine me at night and test me,
you will find that I have planned no evil;
my mouth has not transgressed.
4 Though people tried to bribe me,
I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
through what your lips have commanded.
5 My steps have held to your paths;
my feet have not stumbled.

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me.

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

 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 (NIV)

Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?

13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

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 20:27-38 (NIV)

27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. 28 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. 30 The second 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. 32 Finally, the woman died too. 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”

34 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. 37 But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”

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.

Contemporary Song Suggestions for the Day: 

 BETTER IS ONE DAY  Matt Redman | 1995 | CCLI Song #1097451

 THEY WILL SEE GOD  Bebo Norman \ Benji Cowart \ Matt Armstrong \ Stephan Sharp | 2011 | CCLI Song #5919435

 MY SAVIOR LIVES  Glenn Packiam \ Jon Egan | 2006 | CCLI Song #4882965

 MY SAVIOR MY GOD  Aaron Shust \ Dorothy Dora Greenwell | 2005 | CCLI Song #4592255

 THERE WILL BE YOU  Jennie Lee Riddle | 2008 | CCLI Song #6001043

 HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING  Chris Tomlin \ Ed Cash \ Matt Redman | 2006 | CCLI Song #4822372

 EXALTED ONE  Chris Brown \ London Gatch \ Mack Brock \ Wade Joye | 2011 | CCLI Song #6024518

 YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FAITHFUL  Stephen Altrogge | 2008 | CCLI Song #5171637

 I WILL RISE Chris Tomlin \ Jesse Reeves \ Louie Giglio \ Matt Maher | 2008 | CCLI Song #5183450

 HOPE  Kristene DiMarco | 2012 | CCLI Song #5287480

 SALVATION DAY  Jonathan MacIntosh \ Sarah MacIntosh \ Vicky Beeching | 2010 | CCLI Song #5657508

 SHINING STAR  Rend Collective Experiment | 2011 | CCLI Song #6186119

 OH GREAT LOVE OF GOD  David Crowder \ Mark Waldrop \ Matt Maher | 2012 | CCLI Song #6191245

 LIKE A LION  Daniel Bashta | 2009 | CCLI Song #5675274

 THE TIME HAS COME  Joel Houston | 2005 | CCLI Song #4705145

 ENTER THIS TEMPLE  Jack Mooring \ Leeland Mooring | 2008 | CCLI Song #5107175

 THERE WILL BE A DAY  Jeremy Camp | 2008 | CCLI Song #5322390

 JESUS YOU ARE WORTHY  Brenton Brown \ Don Williams | 2005 | CCLI Song #4490986

 JESUS MESSIAH  Chris Tomlin \ Daniel Carson \ Ed Cash \ Jesse Reeves | 2008 | CCLI Song #5183443

 O MY SOUL ARISE  Charles Wesley \ Eric McAllister | 2012 | CCLI Song #6271646

 COME AWAKE  David Crowder \ Jason Solley \ Mike Hogan | 2005 | CCLI Song #4625706

 YOU ARE THE LIGHT  Steve Fee | 2007 | CCLI Song #4939849

 This week’s worshipcurrent pick for Holy Communion/Eucharist

Hymn Suggestions for the Day:

 I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES  Samuel Medley \ John Hatton | Public Domain | CCLI Song #141810 | Hymnary

 PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW (DOXOLOGY)  Louis Bourgeois \ Thomas Ken | Public Domain | CCLI Song #56204 | Hymnary

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

 CHRIST IS ALIVE LET CHRISTIANS SING  Brian Wren | Text: 1975 Hope Publishing Co. Music: Public Domain | CCLI Song #68041 | Hymnary

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