Sunday, 15 July 2012
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Letter to the Romans 6,19-23.
I speak an human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh. For as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity: so now yield your members to serve justice, unto sanctification.
For when you were the servants of sin, you were free men to justice.
What fruit therefore had you then in those things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death.
But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end life everlasting.
For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 7,15-21.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.