Supplement to Lector's Notes
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Lectionary Passages from The Letter to the Romans,
A preacher wanting to do justice to Romans ("do justice to Romans," get it?) on these Sundays really needs a long-term plan. And a lector in that preacher's congregation would do well to know that plan, and how each Sunday's piece fits into the whole composition. To aid both lector and preacher, here's an admittedly even more breezy summary of each Sunday's selection from Romans.
|Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A|
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|Chapter and Verses of Romans|
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|Date, Sunday, 2008|
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|Summary of Selection|
|9th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||3:21-25,28||June 1||God has shared with us a righteousness other than that thought to come from observing the Law of Moses. It is our redemption in Christ Jesus. Faith makes it available to us.|
|10th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||4:18-25||June 8||Abraham's faith is what let him be right with God. Our faith in Jesus will let us be right with God.|
|11th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||5:6-11||June 15||While we were undeserving, Christ died for us. So we were reconciled with God. So yet shall we be saved.|
|12th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||5:12-15||June 22||Sin entered the world through Adam. Sin could be imputed to us after Moses gave the Law. Grace has reentered the world in Christ.|
|13th||6:3-4, 8-11||Lector's Notes for the 13th Sunday or Ordinary Time, not celebrated in 2008||Baptism immerses you in the death and resurrection of Christ. As death is now powerless over Christ, you are dead to sin.|
|14th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||8:9, 11-13||July 6||Don't live in the flesh, lest you die. Let God's spirit animate you.|
|15th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||8:18-23||July 13||Our future glory outweighs by far our present suffering. Creation, too, awaits redemption. We groan as we await redemption.|
|16th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||8:26-27||July 20||The Spirit intercedes for us when we cannot pray as we should.|
|17th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||8:28-30||July 27||For those who love God, all things work together for good. We're predestined, called, justified and glorified.|
|18th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||8:35, 37-39||August 3||Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.|
|19th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||9:1-5||August 10||Paul is in anguish because his fellow Jews, heirs of God's promise, seem to have forfeited everything by rejecting Christ.|
|20th, per USCCB Easterbrooks||11:13-15, 29-32||August 17||The Jews' disobedience led to the situation where God could show mercy to you Gentiles.|
|21st, per USCCB Easterbrooks||11:33-36||August 24||Oh, the depths of God's wisdom! Who can give God counsel?|
|22nd, per USCCB Easterbrooks||12:1-2||August 31||Offer yourselves as spiritual sacrifice. Do not conform to this age; rather, please God.|
|23rd, per USCCB Easterbrooks||13:8-10||September 7||Love one another. That fulfills the whole law.|
|24th||14:7-9||Lector's Notes for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, not celebrated in 2008.||Living or dying, we belong to the Lord|
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