Saturday, August 25, 2012

Introduction - Proper 20 B - 2012-08-19

1 Kgs 2:10-12; 3:3-14; PS 111Eph 5:15-20John 6:51-58
Intro to the Readings
As we prepare to listen to God’s Word we have prayed with thanksgiving that God has “broken the tyranny of sin.”
Our reading from First Kings tell us of the death of King David. Of David God said, “here is a man after my own heart.” Yet sin would cause tyranny in David’s life. But the tyranny would be broken by David’s son.
Psalm 111 is a hymn, and for puzzle lovers this Psalm is an acrostic. It also echoes the Proverbs of Solomon, and Solomon is a complication for King David and Israel.
The reading from Ephesians encourages us to sing Psalms and hymns – the very thing that David did so often.
From the Gospel the Lord affirms that he is the “bread of life.” Let us receive the bread of life, and let the tyranny of sin be broken in our lives.

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