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Scripture Reading October 2, 2022

Posted by on Sep 28, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   10/2/2022      Summary   FIRST READING: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Injustice and violence in the time leading up to the Babylonian exile move this prophet to lament: How can a good and all-powerful God see evil in the world and seemingly remain indifferent? God answers by proclaiming that the righteous will live by faith. SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 This letter written to Timothy is a personal message of encouragement. In the face of hardship and persecution, Timothy is...

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Scripture Readings September 25, 2022

Posted by on Sep 21, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/25/2022    Summary   FIRST READING: Amos 6:1a, 4-7 The prophet Amos announces that Israel’s great wealth is a cause not for rejoicing but rather sorrow, because God’s people have forgotten how to share their wealth with the poor. The wealthy will be the first to go into exile when judgment comes. SECOND READING: 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Timothy is reminded of the confession he made at his baptism and of its implications for daily life. His priorities will be different from...

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Scripture Readings September 18, 2022

Posted by on Sep 14, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/18/2022     Summary   FIRST READING: Amos 8:4-7 Amos was called by God to prophesy in the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Peace and prosperity in Israel led to corrupt business practices and oppression of the poor. The prophet declares that God will not tolerate such a situation. SECOND READING: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 The pastoral epistles offer insight into how early Christians understood many practical matters, such as church administration and worship. The church’s focused prayer...

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Scripture Readings September 11, 2022

Posted by on Sep 7, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/11/2022   Summary   FIRST READING: Exodus 32:7-14 While Moses is on Mount Sinai, the people grow restless and make a golden calf to worship. Today’s reading shows Moses as the mediator between an angry God and a sinful people. Moses reminds God that the Israelites are God’s own people, and boldly asks for mercy for them. SECOND READING: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 The letters to Timothy and Titus are called the pastoral epistles because they contain advice especially intended for...

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Scripture Readings September 4, 2022

Posted by on Aug 31, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday  9/4/2022      Summary   FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Moses speaks to the Israelites, who are about to enter the land promised to their ancestors. In this passage, he lays out the stark choice before them: choose life by loving and obeying the Lord; or choose death by following other gods. SECOND READING: Philemon 1-21 While Paul was in prison, he was aided by Onesimus, a man who had run away from Philemon, a slaveowner and a Christian friend of Paul. Paul told Onesimus...

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