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Scripture Readings November 28, 2021

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

Sunday      11/28/2021       Summary   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 God is even now working salvation for Israel. Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Upon Timothy’s report from the congregation at...

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Scripture Readings November 21, 2021

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

Sunday   11/21/2021       Summary First Reading: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 To the community for whom this passage was written, it seemed as though the oppression they were experiencing would never end. Daniel’s message is: It shall end. The Ancient One, who is judge, will call all nations to account and will give dominion to “one like a human being,” the Messiah. Second Reading: Revelation 1:4b-8 The book of Revelation begins by celebrating the Almighty God, who spans all of time....

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Scripture Readings October 17, 2021

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

Sunday      10/17/2021       Summary First Reading: Isaiah 53:4-12 This reading is from the last of four passages in Isaiah that are often called “servant songs.” Christians are probably most familiar with this servant song. In light of Christian faith, the servant’s healing ministry and redemptive suffering are understood to be fulfilled in the life and death of Christ. Second Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10 Using imagery from scripture and from Jewish worship practices, Jesus is...

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Scripture Readings September 26, 2021

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

Sunday     9/26/2021        Summary   First Reading: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 What constitutes legitimate need and legitimate leadership is the focus of this reading. God provides manna in the wilderness, yet the people crave meat. What is truly needful? God bestows the spirit on seventy elders, yet two men not designated as leaders prophesy in the power of God’s spirit. What constitutes real leadership? Second Reading: James 5:13-20 Marks of the Christian community include...

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Scripture Readings November 14, 2021

Posted by on Nov 10, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday     11/14/2021        Summary   First Reading: Daniel 12:1-3 The book of Daniel is an example of apocalyptic literature, which is full of strange visions and symbolism. Arising during times of great persecution, apocalyptic literature is concerned with God’s revelation about the end time and the coming kingdom of God, when God will vindicate the righteous who have been persecuted. Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11–25 Images of worship and sacrifice are used throughout...

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Scripture Readings November 7, 2021

Posted by on Nov 3, 2021 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   11/7/2021       Summary First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9 Isaiah sees a vision of the end of days, when God will gather all people on God’s holy mountain and will prepare for them a rich feast. At this banquet God will wipe the tears from all eyes. And there will be no more sorrow, for God will destroy death it self. Second Reading: Revelation 21:1-6a Here is a vision of the new heaven and new earth in which God resides fully with God’s people so that mourning, despair, and pain...

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