Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - Revised Common Lectionary

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - Revised Common Lectionary

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Year B Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 and Psalm 127 1 Kings 17:8-16 and Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44

Naomi said to her, here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. Ruth 3:1a, 2a

Ruth and Boaz -- Nicolas Poussin, Louvre Museum, Paris, France So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom, and became his nurse.

Ruth 4:13 Story of Ruth Ruth, Boaz, Naomi, and Obed detail -- John August Swanson, Serigraph, 1991 When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering

sticks; he called to her and said, "Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink." 1 Kings 17:10b But she said, "As the LORD your God

lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; 1 Kings 17:12a I am now gathering a couple of

sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die." 1 Kings 17:12b Elijah and the

Widow of Zarephath Jan Victors Museum of John Paul II Warsaw, Poland

Elijah said to her, "Do not be afraid make me a little cake and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. 1 Kings 17:13ac

She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. 1 Kings 17:15

Elijah with the Widow of Zarephath and her Son -- Abraham van Dijck, Statens Museum, Copenhagen The LORD watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow Psalm 146:9

National Orphan Train Museum -- Concordia, Kansas so Christ will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting

for him. Hebrews 9:28 Icon of the Second Coming Russian,

created around 1700 He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich

people put in large sums. Mark 12:41 The Widow's Mite -- James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY A poor widow came and put in two

small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Mark 12:42 The Poor Widow Maerten de Vos

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium Then he called his disciples and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those

who are contributing to the treasury. Mark 12:43 The Widow's Coin -- JESUS MAFA, Cameroon For all of them have contributed

out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." Mark 12:44

The Generous Vegetable Seller -- Vedant Gulati Credits New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.,_Jean-Fran %C3%A7ois_Millet.jpg copyright by John August Swanson, 1991 with permission %27s_Mite_(Le_denier_de_la_veuve)_-_James_Tissot.jpg with permission - Vedant Gulati Additional descriptions can be found at the Art in the Christian Tradition image library, a service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, All images available via Creative Commons 3.0 License.

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