Preparing for Sunday, July 2nd

Preparing for Sunday, July 2nd

“When I had been fasting, praying, obeying, I thought I was aiming at the glory of God, but I was doing it all for my own glory — to feel I was worthy. As long as I was doing all this to earn my salvation, I was doing nothing for God, all for me! I realized that all my struggling to become worthy was an exercise in self-worship. I was actually trying to avoid God as saviour, and to be my own saviour.”

– David Brainerd, 18th century American missionary 


Sermon Title: The Parables of Jesus: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Sermon Text:  Luke 18:9-14

Second Scripture Reading: Romans 3:19-27

A Prayer for Today: “O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom you have given an hearty desire to pray, may by your mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” (The Third Sunday after Trinity – BCP 1662)

Music:How Deep the Father’s Love For Us”