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Scripture Readings October 25, 2020

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday       10/25/2020   First Reading:   Jeremiah 31:31-34 The renewed covenant will not be breakable, but like the old covenant it will expect the people to live upright lives. To know the Lord means that one will defend the cause of the poor and needy. The renewed covenant is possible only because the Lord will forgive iniquity and not remember sin. Our hope lies in a God who forgets. Second Reading:   Romans 3:19-28 Paul’s words stand at the heart of the preaching of Martin...

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Scripture Readings October 11, 2020

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   10/11/2020   First Heading:    Deuteronomy 8:1-3, 6-18 As the Hebrew people stand on the threshold of the promised land, Moses tells his people to remember that everything they have been given comes from the hand of God. Second Reading:    Ephesians 1:3-14 In Jesus, all of God’s plans and purposes have been made known as heaven and earth are united in Christ. Through Christ, we have been chosen as God’s children and have been promised eternal salvation. Gospel:     ...

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Scripture Readings October 4, 2020

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   10/4/2020     Summary   First Reading:        1 Chronicles 29:10-18 This passage is a prayer of King David concerning the offerings given by the people to God and the temple. Second Reading:     Romans 12:1-2 In response to God’s free gift of grace, mercy, and love, Paul calls us to make an offering of our lives as a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God. Gospel:     Mark 12:41-44 In this passage Jesus notices a poor widow who gives her all in worship of her God, and...

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Scripture Readings September 27, 2020

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/27/2020    Summary   First Reading:   Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Ezekiel challenges those who think they cannot change because of what their parents were or did, or who think they cannot reverse their own previous behavior. God insistently invites people to turn and live. Second Reading:   Philippians 2:1-13 As part of a call for harmony rather than self-seeking, Paul uses a very early Christian hymn that extols the selflessness of Christ in his obedient death on the cross....

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Scripture Reading – September 20, 2020

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/20/2020   First Reading:   Jonah 3:10–4:11 After Jonah’s short sermon calling on the Ninevites to repent for their past evil, the Ninevites all repented and God decided to spare the city. Jonah objected to this and became even more angry when God ordered a worm to destroy a plant that was providing shade for Jonah. The book ends with a question and challenges any who are not ready to forgive: You, Jonah, are all worked up about a bush, but shouldn’t I be concerned...

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Scripture Readings – September 13, 2020

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   9/13/2020   First Reading:   Genesis 50: 15-21 After Jacob’s death the brothers of Joseph begged for forgiveness for the crime they had done against him. You intended to do me harm, Joseph said, but God used this as an opportunity to do good and save many lives. Second Reading:   Romans 14:1-12 This Christian community has significant struggles with diversity. Here Paul helps us understand that despite different practices in worship and personal piety, we do not judge one...

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