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Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 18, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday  5/22/2022    Summary FIRST READING: Acts 16:9-15 A vision compels Paul to move his ministry into Greece. There he meets Lydia, an important person in the business community, whose heart has been opened by God to receive the gospel. Her conversion and baptism provide the impetus for the founding of the church at Philippi. SECOND READING:  Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John’s vision of a new Jerusalem coming out of heaven provides continuity with God’s past actions. Yet in this new...

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Scripture Readings May 15, 2022

Posted by on May 11, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday  5/15/2022   Summary FIRST READING: Acts 11:1-18 In defense of his earlier baptism of non-Jewish believers, Peter demonstrates to the members of the Jerusalem church that God’s intention to love Gentiles as well as Jews is revealed in Jesus’ testimony. In this way the mission to the Gentiles is officially authorized. SECOND READING:  Revelation 21:1-6 John’s vision shows us that in the resurrection the new age has dawned; God dwells with us already. Yet we wait for the time...

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Scripture Readings May 8, 2022

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   5/3/2022     Summary   FIRST READING: Acts 9:36-43 Dorcas was a faithful and devoted woman of charity in the community of Joppa. Her kindness and her work with clothing were well-known, especially to the widows in town. When she fell ill and died, Peter raised her back to life through the power of prayer. SECOND READING:  Revelation 7:9-17 Christ is the shepherd who leads his faithful to springs of the water of life. Christ is also the lamb who vanquishes sin and...

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Scripture Readings May 1, 2022

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

Sunday   5/1/2022      Summary   FIRST READING: 9:1-6 [7-20] Saul (later called Paul) was an ardent persecutor of all who followed the Way of Christ. This reading recounts the story of his transformation beginning with an encounter with Jesus Christ on the way to Damascus. SECOND READING:  Revelation 5:11-14 The vision of John recorded in Revelation offers a glimpse of cosmic worship around the throne. At its center is “the Lamb who was slain.” GOSPEL: John 21:1-19 The risen...

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Scripture Readings April 24, 2022

Posted by on Apr 20, 2022 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    4/24/2022     Summary FIRST READING: Isaiah Acts 5:27-32 Peter has been arrested for proclaiming the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. His response to the charges of the high priest summarizes the early church’s proclamation of forgiveness of sin through repentance. SECOND READING:  Revelation 1:4-8 The book of Revelation recounts a mystical vision of the risen Christ experienced by a Christian prophet named John. Here he describes Christ as a timeless redeemer,...

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