Lectionary readings for this coming Sunday are here .
“We are the Church together.” And our lessons for the coming Sunday give us some insight into being the Church. We are called to be, to borrow a phrase from the Ezekiel lesson, God’s sentinels, bringing God’s message to the people. We help remind ourselves who we are and whose we are through Word and Sacrament, making the past present, as we see in the alternate Exodus reading. Paul exhorts members of the church in Rome to “live in the light” of love as a testimony to the transformative power of the Gospel. And in the Gospel lesson, the author of Matthew tackles the difficult subject of church discipline and conflict resolution.
What lessons speak to you? Do any lessons resonate with you as you and your people navigate a particular time or issue in your life together as a faith community? Peruse, ponder, pray…and share, right here.