Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Reading

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   December 16, 2018

 

First Lesson:   Zephaniah 3:14-20

The prophet Zephaniah’s message is mostly one of judgment for sin. This reading, however, which come from the conclusion of the book, prophesies joy for Judah and Jerusalem. Judgment has led to repentance and God’s salvation is at hand.

Second Lesson:   Philippians 4:4-7

Despite being in prison, Paul is remarkably upbeat as he writes this letter. Here, he urges his friends on Philippi to trust God with all their worries and concerns, with the hope the will experience God’s joy and peace.

Gospel:   Luke 3:7-18

John the Baptist heralds the mighty one “who is coming.” John teaches that preparation for God’s reign is not a matter of identity but of bearing fruits of merciful justice, radical generosity, and vocational integrity.