Readings for Trinity 22 (focus text in bold):
Isaiah 11:1-10 - Justice and peace will be established through the reign of Jesus; the knowledge of God will fill all creation.
Psalm 44:1-9 - "For I will not trust in my bow, it is not my sword that shall help me; But it is thou that savest us from our enemies,"
Philipians 1:3-11 - "being confident of this very thing: that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"
Matthew 18:21-35 - Jesus tells the parable of the unmerciful servant; "So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses."
Sermon by the Rev. Adam Rick
Cover art: "The Unmerciful Servant" by Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1655, pen and brown ink, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands