Sermon Series: The Lectionary, Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Pastor Brian Steadman
New Testament Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:34-46
Old Testament Lesson: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
 “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.  You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
 “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.  You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD. (ESV)