Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   December 2, 2018

 

First Reading:   Jeremiah 33:14-16

In the Old Testament, “righteousness” often has to do with being faithful in relationship, God acts righteously both in punishing Israel for its sin and in having mercy. In today’s reading, Jerusalem’s future name – “The Lord is our righteousness” – proclaims that the Lord is even now working salvation for Israel.

Second Reading:   1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

Upon Timothy’s report from the congregation at Thessalonica, Paul is exuberant with gratitude for them. In this passage from his letter, Paul voices overflowing thanks, joy, and blessings for the people of this growing church.

Gospel:   Luke 21:25-36

God will fulfill God’s purposes and, already, hidden signs of the fulfillment abound. On that great day there will be dismay, perplexity, confusion, and terror, but God’s people shall be given strength to stand boldly and receive God’s promised redemption.