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Scripture Readings April 25, 2021

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   4/25/2021     Summary   First Reading: Acts 4:5-12 Peter and John had been arrested the previous day because they were proclaiming the news of the resurrection to the people. In today’s reading, Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit so that he can proclaim salvation in Jesus’ name to the religious authorities. Second Reading:  1 John 3:16-24 Jesus’ death on our behalf is the clearest demonstration of divine love. This is the very love we share with others, not just...

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Scripture Readings April 18, 2021

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   4/18/2021       Summary   First Reading:   Acts 3:12-19 After healing a man unable to walk, Peter preaches to the people, describing how God’s promises to Israel have been fulfilled in Jesus. Through the proclamation of Christ’s death and resurrection, God is offering them forgiveness and restoration in Jesus’ name. Second Reading:   1 John 3:1-7 God has loved us in order to make us children of God. Though we do not yet know the full details of our future...

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Scripture Readings April 11, 2021

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   4/11/2021      Summary   First Reading:   Acts 4:32-35 While the apostles testified to others about the resurrection of Jesus, the early Christian community shared what they owned or sold their possessions to help their fellow believers who were in need. Second Reading:   1 John  1:1-2:2 The opening of this letter serves as a reality check. The reality of God is light, but our confessed reality has been sin. God cleanses us from our sinful reality through Christ’s...

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Scripture Readings April 4, 2021

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   4/4/2021      Summary   First Reading:   Acts 10:34-43 Peter crosses the immense religious and social boundary that separates Jews from Gentiles in order to proclaim the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, so that God’s forgiveness in Jesus’ name would reach out to all people. Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 15:1-11 The core of the Christian faith and Paul’s preaching is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the crucified and risen Christ...

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Scripture Reading March 28, 2021

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    3/28/2021   First Reading:   Isaiah 50:4-9a The image of the servant of God is one of the notable motifs in the book of Isaiah. Today’s reading describes the mission of the servant, whom early Christians associated with Jesus.  Like Jesus, the servant does not strike back at his detractors but trust in god’s steadfast love. Second Reading:   Philippians 2:5-11 Christ did not act to attain status and glory but was obedient to God even to the point of death....

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Scripture Readings March 21, 2021

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   3/21/2021   First Reading:   Jeremiah  31:31-34 The Judeans in Babylon blamed their exile on their ancestors, who had broken the covenant established at Sinai. Here the prophet looks to a day when God will make a new covenant with the people. There will be no need to teach the law, because God will write it on their hearts. Second Reading:   Hebrews 5:5-10 Using priestly imagery and references to the Old Testament, the author explains how Christ lived in trusting obedience...

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