This coming Sunday’s lectionary readings are here .
It’s good to be king, the saying goes. For the king’s subjects, not so much, at least historically. But in today’s Old Testament lesson we meet a different kind of king — a king whose strength lies in humility. In the Gospel lesson Jesus offers a similar model of a servant leader — one whose yoke is easy and burden light upon his subjects. In the epistle lesson, Paul approaches the issues of power and humility from a different angle — namely, our constant struggle to overcome the power of sin.
How will you, as preacher/prayer/liturgical planner, use the week’s lessons? Or are you going in a different direction? Discuss!