Preparing for Sunday: October 15, 2017

Preparing for Sunday: October 15, 2017

The Writing’s on the Wall

“Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Sermon Text: Daniel 5:1-31

Second Scripture ReadingMark 1:35-39

A Prayer for Today: “Lord, we beseech you, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” (The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – BCP 1662)