Lessons for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost

1st Reading: Micah 5:1-5a

Psalm 53

2nd Reading: Philippians 4: 1-9

Gospel: Mark 7: 14-23


"In Everything We Think, Say or Do"

I.  Keep your eye on the ball

  A.  Keeping focused

  B.  Paying attention

  C.  Having a worthwhile goal

II. Mixed messages

  A.  Our lives filled with information

    1.  Cell phones

    2.  texts

    3.  email

    4.  Snail mail

    5.  TV

    6.  Radio

  B.  Which message do we listen too

    1.  Don't eat

    2.  Nothing will happen

III.  The goal

  A.  A Christ-like life

    1.  Truthful

    2.  Honorable

    3.  Just

    4.  Pure

    5.  Pleasing

    6.  Commendable

IV.  God's grace

    A  Available to all

      1.  Those that try

      2.  Those who won't try.  

    B.. For those try and try again