For Sunday June 25, 2017

Lectionary Readings (Revised Common Lectionary, Year A)


Genesis 21:8–21 or Jeremiah 20:7–13
Psalm 86:1–10 or Psalm 69:7–10, (11–15), 16–18
Romans 6:1b–11
Matthew 10:24–39

This is an important week for our Journey with Jesus webzine. On June 30, we finish our 13th budget year.  It was back in February of 2003 that I had dinner with a close friend who challenged me to start this webzine, and who promised a generous three-year pledge.

So, as I do a couple times each year, I'm asking "readers like you" to consider supporting JwJ with a financial donation.  Think of it as our old school version of Kickstarter.

Since we launched our "weekly webzine for the global church" on June 23, 2004, JwJ has served over 7 million page views to readers in 238 countries and territories — or, more accurately, since every once in a while I get this question, in 238 of the world's 252 " internet country code top-level domains."

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Women celebrate the eucharist.

If you know anybody in North Korea, Antarctica, or Western Sahara, encourage them to visit our site — they're the only countries in the world where we have not had readers.

I encourage you to take a few minutes and click on "About JwJ" in the upper right corner of our page.  See our great team of eight people — writers, board members, web master, and web designer.  Consider the six values of our ministry vision.

To support JwJ, here are three suggestions. First, "share" JwJ by clicking on one of the four buttons at the bottom of any page.

 Woman at prayer.
Woman at prayer.

Second, I'll follow Paul's example in Ephesians 6:19: "Pray for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel."

Finally, to make a financial donation, click here. As a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit corporation, in the United States your gift is tax deductible.

Thanks for your support!  — Dan