Kingdom 2

Year C
Group: I
Colour: Green

C076 - Kingdom 2 - English

Collect 134 (Text shown)
Post Communion Prayer 135 (Text shown) 

Principle Service (Text shown)
Job 19. 23-27a
Psalm 17. 1-8, [9]
2 Thessalonians 2. 1-5, 13-17
Luke 20. 27-38

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 40
1 Kings 3. 1-15
Romans 8. 31-39
If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is: Matthew 22. 15-22

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 20; 90
Isaiah 2. 1-5
James 3. 13-18

 

Collect 134
Almighty Father,
whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the King of all:
govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
grant this for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be the kingdom, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

 

Post Communion Prayer 135
God of peace,
whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom
and restored the broken to wholeness of life:
look with compassion on the anguish of the world,
and by your healing power
make whole both people and nations;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

Job 19. 23-27a

‘O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock for ever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.

 

Psalm 17. 1-8, [9]
Biblical text
Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit. From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right.
If you try my heart, if you visit me by night, if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress. As for what others do, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent. My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me, hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, O saviour of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.[, from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me.]

Pointed Psalm
Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider / my com/plaint :
listen to my prayer, which comes / not from / lying / lips.
Let my vindication come / forth from your / presence :
let your eyes be/hold / what is / right.
Weigh my heart, examine / me by / night :
refine me, and you will find / no im/purity / in me.
My mouth does not trespass for / earthly re/wards :
I have / heeded the / words • of your / lips.
My footsteps hold fast in the ways of / your com/mandments :
my feet have not / stumbled / in your / paths.
I call upon you, O God, for / you will / answer me :
incline your ear to me, and / listen / to my / words.
Show me your marvellous / loving/kindness :
O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand
from / those who / rise up a/gainst them.
Keep me as the / apple • of your / eye :
hide me under the / shadow / of your / wings. [,]
[From the wicked / who as/sault me :
from my enemies who surround me to / take a/way my / life.]

 

2 Thessalonians 2. 1-5, 13-17
As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?
But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. For this purpose he called you through our proclamation of the good news, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.

 

Luke 20. 27-38
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, ‘Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.’
Jesus said to them, ‘Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die any more, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.’

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