Bible, Lectionary, Scripture, Christ, Salvation, Gospel, Sin

The Revised Common Lectionary is a set of scripture readings for the entire year. The Lectionary covers the entire Bible every three years. The set is selected by representatives of 20 or more international denominations who meet as the denominations may see fit but usually about every ten years to make revisions which usually are minor. The practice of using the lectionary developed centuries ago when pastors realized they had neglected large valuable sections of the Bible for years, so made for themselves a schedule as a self-discipline so that they would cover all the important parts of the Bible regularly. Gradually pastors and then denominations combined their efforts, resulting in the Lectionary which is used by tens of thousands of churches worldwide. Where two or three are gathered together, God is in the midst of them. Think how much God is in the midst of tens of thousands of congregations worldwide who are considering and praying about the same themes on the same day!

11/19/02- After composing for the web my own Lectionaries for 15 years, I'm sorry to give up making them. However I'm planning probable partial or complete retirement in coming months, (probably to go on a longterm mission to Afghanistan) so I need to reduce some of the loads on the Shopper staff where possible. So... here are some links I find and I hope they will serve your purposes. There are at least 77 Lectionary links on the web and I haven't checked them all. As you may know, I've put the Lectionary in the New International Version (NIV) here and believe many of you would prefer that version to the New Revised Standard Version which are used by all the dozen or so at which I looked. If any of you find a Lectionary on the web which is the NIV, please email me at dave@highwayshopper.com so that I can link it here.

Dave Bunting

Revised Common Lectionary, Vanderbilt Divinity Library
The online Revised Common Lectionary is a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library of Vanderbilt ...
http://divinity.library.vanderbilt.edu/lectionary/

First Baptist Church Sermons:

A revised page by Pastor David Russell in Ames, Iowa. Generally a new offering
posted by Thursday or Friday evening. I generally follow the Revised Common Lectionary and post sermons prior to the Sunday preached. The archive is being rebuilt after David's move from Arthur, Illinois to Ames. (Oct 99)

Preaching The Lectionary: The McGregor Page:

is a lectionary-based resource designed to provide a brief commentary and sermon-starting ideas for preachers. Written by United Methodist pastor Roland McGregor, it is posted a week in advance of the lectionary date. (Oct 98)

 

Other Lectionary Links:

1. The Text This Week - Revised Common Lectionary, Scripture Study ...
Lectionary. ... Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources Indexed according to the Revised Common
Lectionary and by Scriptural Text How to Use This Website. ...
http://www.textweek.com/

2. Revised Common Lectionary, Vanderbilt Divinity Library
... The online Revised Common Lectionary is a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean
and Alexander Heard Library of Vanderbilt ...
http://divinity.library.vanderbilt.edu/lectionary/

3. Revised Common Lectionary Commentary
Revised Common Lectionary Commentary. A weekly comment on the lessons in the Revised Common
Lectionary. Comments. Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary. ...
http://www.montreal.anglican.org/comment/

4. Home Page for Lectionary Homiletics
http://www.lectionary.com/

5. Classictexts.net - Lectionary - NRSV
Classictexts.net provides the Lectionary - NRSV on our CD-ROM and with a free demo on the Web.
http://www.classictexts.net

6. Buy Lectionary Guides at VT Church
Find Lectionary guides and more at the Vermont Church Supply Web site. Supplying sanctuary and church
supplies throughout the world since 1945.
http://ecserver.designwebsites.com

7. Lectionary Bible Studies and Sermons
A Lectionary resource providing sermons and Bible studies on the set readings of the Revised Common
Lectionary for the Christian Church Year.
http://www.wollongong.apana.org.au/~fin/

8. Spirituality and Worship: SAMUEL [Lectionary and Bible Study Resource]
Menu Introduction to Liturgy Liturgical Notes Other Directories Sermon Seeds Calendar of Prayer Prayer Chapel
Liturgy Forum Home: Worship: Samuel Click arrow to find date, then click on Go! 20th Sunday after Pentecost,
Oct. 6 21st Sunday after
http://www.ucc.org

9. The Lectionary
The Episcopal Church Lectionary, including text of next Sunday's readings, and the Daily and Sunday readings
of the Episcopal lectionary. ...
http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/

10. SERMON & SERMON - LECTIONARY RESOURCES
Original sermons based on the Revised Common Lectionary and links to various sermon and lectionary- contains many dozens of resources on the WWW. ... A ministry of Kir-Shalom. ...
http://www.rockies.net/~spirit/sermon.html


For YOU, for every day of your life-

The Story of Your Personal Salvation!

1. God loves you personally. There is nothing you can do to make God love you more, and there is nothing you can do to make God love you less. However, we are all sinful and separated from God, destined to die like animals:

Romans 3: 23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6: 23 The wages of sin is death (spiritual separation from God.)

I John 1: 8 & 9 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

2. Jesus Christ is God's only provision, his only gracious gift to us by which our sins can be forgiven:

John 3: 16 & 17 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Ephesians 2: 1- 10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast.

3. We must individually receive Jesus as our Saviour and Lord:

Romans 10: 9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Mar 10:15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

I Corinthians 1:22 - 24 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews (referring symbolically to those who live based on stories of the past) and foolishness to Gentiles (referring symbolically to those who consider themselves too intelligent to believe in miracles), but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

4. We may be certain that our sins are forgiven, that we have eternal life:

I John 5: 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

I John 5: 11- 13 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

 

If you do not know that you have eternal life, please today, right now, like a little child

1) accept Christ as your Lord and begin learning how to follow him, and

2) choose to believe that God raised Christ from the dead!

And find a church in your area where you feel the love of Christ and where the Bible is preached, and begin attending regularly!


Scripture is from the New International Version. Selection is the Common Lectionary, selected and used by 20 international denominations, going through the entire Bible in three years.

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