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Scripture Reading – September 20, 2020

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/20/2020

 

First Reading:   Jonah 3:10–4:11

After Jonah’s short sermon calling on the Ninevites to repent for their past evil, the Ninevites all repented and God decided to spare the city. Jonah objected to this and became even more angry when God ordered a worm to destroy a plant that was providing shade for Jonah. The book ends with a question and challenges any who are not ready to forgive: You, Jonah, are all worked up about a bush, but shouldn’t I be concerned about a hundred and twenty thousand Ninevites?

Second Reading:   Philippians 1:21-30

Paul writes to the Philippians from prison. Though he is uncertain about the outcome of his imprisonment, he is committed to the ministry of the gospel and calls on the Philippians to live lives that reflect and enhance the gospel mission.

Gospel:   Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus tells a Parable about God’s generosity, challenging the common assumption that God rewards people according to what they have earned or deserve.