Today's 1st lesson continues the story of the Exodus. Pharaoh's heart remains hardened against Yahweh's demand that Egypt free the Israelites, even through the nine plagues up to that point.
In preparation for the final plague, in which the first-born of Egypt will die, Moses establishes the Passover observation for all time.
The second lesson continues Paul's Epistle to the Romans, offering the commandment of Love.
In today's Gospel reading, Jesus continues to instruct His disciples as He prepares them to continue His work following the Passion.
Readings for Proper 18, Track I, Year A: