June 26, 2020

Daily Readings:

Mark 4: 1-12 The Parable of the Sower

(1) Again, he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. (2) And he was teaching them many things in parables, and i his teaching he said to them: (3) Listen! A sower went out to sow. (4) And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. (5) Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. (6) And when the sun rose, it was scorched, since it had no root, it withered away. (7) Other seed fell among thorns and thorns grew up and chocked it, and it yielded no grain. (8) And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold. (9) And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear". And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. (11) And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the Kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, (12) So that, "They may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.

Acts 8: 14-25

(14) Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, (15) who came down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, (16) for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (17) Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. (18) Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostle's hands, he offered them money (19) Saying, "Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit." (20) But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought that you could obtain the gift of the God with money"! (21) You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. (22) Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. (23) For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity." (24) And Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me." (25) Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans. 

Psalm 136  137,138

Daily Chapter 1 Samuel 25