Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings

The Collect

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

Response: 
Psalm 25: 1-8

Epistle: 
Philippians 2:1-13

Gospel:
Matthew 21:23-32

 

 

Sermon

 Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove

Paul reminds us in his letter that Jesus did not accomplish his ministry because of a power that he had. He tells us, rather, that Jesus was able to accomplish what he did because he gave up his status.
— Fr. Bill