Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35
Sunday, September 23 — Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54
James 3:13–4:3,7–8a; Mark 9:30–37
I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34
John wrote: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1
Gracious Advocate, so often we go off on our own and lose our way. We take our eyes off of you and selfishly focus on the world. Thank you for not abandoning us to ourselves. Thank you for bringing us back into loving communion with you. In the name of Christ, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.