June 27, 2010, Lectionary

How persistent are you toward your goal? Elisha repeatedly resisted distraction and won his desire. 2 Kings 2:1-14

When feeling troubled, overwhelmed, forgotten by God, I will remember, meditate, talk of the works of God in nature. Psalm 77:1-20

Extreme word pictures of the two poles: walking with God or not walking with God. Galatians 1:13-25

Immediately when Luke stated Jesus' focus, he also pictured several incidents of misdirected or insufficient focus. Luke 9:51-62

One theme in this week's Lectionary readings might be getting serious with God, gaining strong and persistent focus toward that goal.