Sermon Series: The Lectionary, Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Pastor Brian Steadman
New Testament Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:1-13
Old Testament Lesson: Amos 5:18-24
 Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD!
Why would you have the day of the LORD?
It is darkness, and not light,
 as if a man fled from a lion,
and a bear met him,
or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall,
and a serpent bit him.
 Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light,
and gloom with no brightness in it?
 “I hate, I despise your feasts,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the peace offerings of your fattened animals,
I will not look upon them.
 Take away from me the noise of your songs;
to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
 But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (ESV)