November 1 (All Saints’ Day) Deuteronomy 34:1–12; Matthew 21:1–22
November 2 Jeremiah 1:1–19; Matthew 21:23–4611:20–30
November 3 Jeremiah 3:6—4:2; Matthew 22:1–22
November 4 Jeremiah 5:1–19; Matthew 22:23–46
November 5 Jeremiah 7:1–29; Matthew 23:1–12
November 6 Jeremiah 8:18—9:12; Matthew 23:13–39
Next Weeks Lessons:
the Twenty-second Sunday after trinity
Today's Theme: Forgive Us Our Trespasses
The parable of the Unjust Servant teaches us that in the death of His Son, God has forgiven us a debt that we could not pay. This parable teaches the baptized that forgiveness for those who trespass against us flows from faith in Christ's undeserved forgiveness, and that the refusal to forgive those who trespass against us is a denial of faith in Christ and a rejection of His forgiveness. He forgives us freely by the merits of Jesus alone, that we might live in that free gift of forgiveness especially toward those who have sinned against us.
O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of Your Church, especially in times of persecution, and grant that what we ask in faith we may obtain; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.