God’s sustenance with the emphasis on the eternal consequences
Collect: Proper 15
Almighty God, who hast given thy only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life: Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavor ourselves to fellow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14. . . Solomon shows his wisdom by his choice of one gift from God
Psalm 111. . . The Path of Virtue
Proverbs 9:1-6 and Psalm 34:9-14 . . . Wisdom gives a feast to which all are invited.
Ephesians 5:15-20 . . . Paul encourages Christians to be filled with God’s Spirit
John 6:51-58. . . Jesus promises that all who eat his flesh will live forever.
Dr. Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon on this week’s Gospel lesson from John 6:51-58. He begins by describing a scene from the movie “Cocoon,” in which three old men find “a pool in which old age is washed away.” While the thought of eternal youth is tempting to many, Dr. Somerville points out that eternal life is what we really want