Here are the Bible readings for July 2019 which we’ll be using in church. If you want to read up in advance – or if you can’t be with us and want to follow the same readings then here you go!
This month’s scriptures include the Hospitality of Abraham & Sarah, The Samaritan and the Lord’s Prayer.
- July 7th – 3rd after Trinity: Isaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
- July 14th – 4th after Trinity: Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37
- July 21st – 5th after Trinity: Genesis 18:1-10a; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-end
- July 28th – 6th after Trinity: Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13
If you don’t have access to a Bible then please follow this link to the Vanderbilt Divinity Library to see the readings on-line. It doesn’t always match up but it shouldn’t be too far off!
Luke 10:25-37 – the Samaritan
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.
Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’
Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.”
Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”