Epistle Teaching November 4 2020

Our actions are important as shared in following two teachings. The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3:17-25; 4:1

Brethren, whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him

Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 

Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ. 

For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality. 

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Gospel Teaching November 4 2020

The Reading is from the Gospel According to Luke 11:42-46

The Lord said to the Jews who had come to him, 

“Woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 

Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places. 

Woe to you! For you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it.” 

One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also.” 

And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.”

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