July 5: “On the Resurrection”: Mark 12:18-27; Psalm 16 (Trinity Hymnal, p. 788); The Sadducees, who denied the resurrection, try to make mockery of the resurrection in their questioning of Jesus. Jesus, on the other hand, shows what mockery they make of the power of God by their denial of it. 115 All Creatures of Our God and King 358 For All the Saints
July 12: “The Great Commandment”: Mark 12:28-34; Psalm 119:33-56 (Trinity Hymnal, pp. 829-830). Jesus summarizes the Law and the Prophets in the Great Commandment. 122 God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory 724 The Ten Commandments
July 19: “Son of David? Son of God?”: Mark 12:35-37; Psalm 110: Who is Christ? What does it mean that Jesus is both the Son of David and the Son of God? 98 Now Thank We All Our God 296 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
July 26: “Where True Honor Lies”: Mark 12:38-44: Jesus addresses what true honor is, over against false honor. He does this in noticing the gift of two pennies from a poor widow. 111 This Is My Father’s World 434 Lord, Thou Lov’st the Cheerful Giver