Pent 4b | OT 12b | Proper 7b – June 21, 2015


Scripture for the Day:

1 Samuel 17:(1a , 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 (Semicontinuous)
Psalm 9:9-20 (Semicontinuous)
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

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1st Reading

 1 Samuel 17:(1a , 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 (NRSV)

Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim.

And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. He had greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him. He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “Today I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. 20 David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, took the provisions, and went as Jesse had commanded him. He came to the encampment as the army was going forth to the battle line, shouting the war cry. 21 Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army. 22 David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage, ran to the ranks, and went and greeted his brothers. 23 As he talked with them, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines, and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him.

32 David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, 35 I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it. 36 Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you!”

38 Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. 39 David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them.” So David removed them. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.

41 The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. 43 The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the field.” 45 But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This very day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.”

48 When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


 Psalm 9:9-20 (NRSV)

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 And those who know your name put their trust in you,
    for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion.
    Declare his deeds among the peoples.
12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
    he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

13 Be gracious to me, O Lord.
    See what I suffer from those who hate me;
    you are the one who lifts me up from the gates of death,
14 so that I may recount all your praises,
    and, in the gates of daughter Zion,
    rejoice in your deliverance.

15 The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
    in the net that they hid has their own foot been caught.
16 The Lord has made himself known, he has executed judgment;
    the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah

17 The wicked shall depart to Sheol,
    all the nations that forget God.

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
    nor the hope of the poor perish forever.

19 Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail;
    let the nations be judged before you.
20 Put them in fear, O Lord;
    let the nations know that they are only human. Selah


New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2nd Reading

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 (NRSV)

As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says,

“At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
    and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”

See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

11 We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. 12 There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. 13 In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


 Mark 4:35-41 (NRSV)

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Contemporary Song Suggestions for the Day: 

 YOUR NAME  Glenn Packiam \ Paul Baloche | 2006 | CCLI Song #4611679

 GOD IS ABLE  Ben Fielding \ Reuben Morgan | 2010 | CCLI Song #5894275

 OH YOU BRING  Matt Crocker | 2010 | CCLI Song #5371341

 ALL THE POOR AND POWERLESS  David Leonard \ Leslie Jordan | 2011 | CCLI Song #5881130

 GOD I LOOK TO YOU  Ian McIntosh \ Jenn Johnson | 2010 | CCLI Song #5858163

 EVERYTHING IS GRACE  Jason Ingram \ Matt Maher \ Mia Fieldes | 2015 | CCLI Song #7039397

 REMEMBRANCE (The Communion Song)  Matt Maher \ Matt Redman | 2009 | CCLI Song #5484616

 WHAT FAITH CAN DO  Scott Davis / Krippayne | 2008 | CCLI Song #5380356

 I WILL LIFT MY EYES  Bebo Norman \ Jason Ingram | 2006 | CCLI Song #4793171

 BE STILL  Ed Cash \ Kari Jobe | 2008 | CCLI Song # 5265426

 BROKEN BREAD  Rend Collective Experiment \ 2009 \ CCLI Song #5769300

 CARRY ME ON YOUR BACK  Ed Cash \ Jack Mooring \ Leeland Mooring | 2009 | CCLI Song #5509797

 CORNERSTONE  Edward Mote \ Eric Liljero \ Jonas Myrin \ Reuben Morgan \ William Batchelder Bradbury | 2011 | CCLI Song #6158927

 I AM NOT ALONE  Austin Davis \ Ben Davis \ Dustin Sauder \ Grant Pittman \ Kari Jobe \ Marty Sampson \ Mia Fieldes | 2014  | CCLI Song #7007821

 JUST SAY  Anthony Hoisington \ Chris Hoisington \ Paul Baloche | 2011 | CCLI Song #6016746

 STRONGER THAN THE STORM  Vicky Beeching | 2005 | CCLI Song #4470607

 WHO AM I  Mark Hall | 2003 | CCLI Song #4196651

 STRONGER  Ben Glover \ Chris Stevens \ David Garcia (recorded by Mandisa) | 2011 | CCLI Song #5940875

 LET YOUR GLORY SHINE  Lincoln Brewster \ Mia Fieldes | 2008 | CCLI Song #5200852

 I LIFT MY HANDS  Chris Tomlin\ Louie Giglio \ Matt Maher | 2010 | CCLI Song #5869884

 ALWAYS  Jason Ingram \ Kristian Stanfill | 2010 | CCLI Song #5881037

 LET IT BE JESUS  Chris Tomlin \ Jonas Myrin \ Matt Redman | 2014 | CCLI Song #7017785

 YOU NEVER LET GO  Beth Redman \ Matt Redman | 2005 | CCLI Song #4674166

 SONGS IN THE NIGHT  Jason Ingram \ Jonas Myrin \ Matt Redman | 2015 | CCLI Song #7043174

 BRIGHTER DAYS  Leeland Mooring | 2008 | CCLI Song #5107199

 MY HOPE  David Crowder | 2002 | CCLI Song #3585287

 MY ANCHOR  Christy Nockels \ Jason Ingram | 2014 | CCLI Song #7035648

 GOD IN EVERYTHING  Ben Fielding \ Reuben Morgan | 2010 | CCLI Song #5894237

    This week’s worshipcurrent pick for Holy Communion/Eucharist
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Hymn Suggestions for the Day:

 IN CHRIST ALONE  Keith Getty \ Stuart Townend | 2001 | Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | CCLI Song #3350395 | Hymnary

 PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND  Thomas A. Dorsey \ George N. Allen | 1938, 1966 Unichappell Music, Inc. © renewed; admin. Hal Leonard Corp. | Hymnary

 BE STILL MY SOUL  Katharine von Schlegel \ Jean Sibelius | Public Domain | CCLI Song #96910 | Hymnary

 ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE  William Whiting \ John B. Dykes | Public Domain | CCLI #115183 | Hymnary

 TAKE TIME TO BE HOLY  William Dunn Longstaff \ George Coles Stebbins | Public Domain | CCLI Song #93748 | Hymnary

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