Readings for Trinity 18 (focus text in bold)
2 Samuel 7:1-17 - The prophet Nathan tells King David that God will establish his line and his descendants, and that David's son will build a temple for God.
Psalm 110 - "The Lord said unto my Lord, 'Sit thou on my right hand until I make thy enemies thy footstool."
1 Corinthians 1:4-8 - Paul thanks God for the grace given to the Corinthian church.
Matthew 22:34-46 - The Pharisees test Jesus. "If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?"
Sermon by the Rev. Timothy Taylor
Cover art: "King David in Prayer," by Pieter De Grebber, c. 1635-1640, oil on canvas, Museum Catharijneconvent, Urecht, Netherlands