Bear the Fruit of Justice and Mercy

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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

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It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.

Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 44:6-8 
There is no other God than the Lord
Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 (alternate)
God’s sovereignty: both righteous and forbearing
Psalm 86:11-17 
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. (Ps. 86:11)
Romans 8:12-25 
The revealing of the children of God
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 
The parable of the weeds

Semicontinuous First Reading and Psalm

Genesis 28:10-19a 
Jacob’s dream of the ladder to heaven
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 
You have searched me out and known me. (Ps. 139:1)

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