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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 19, 2017

 

First Reading:   Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18

Zephaniah (like the prophet Amos in last week’s first reading) presents the day of the Lord as one of judgment and wrath. Description of the last day in the New Testament includes details taken from Old Testament accounts of the day of the Lord.

Second Reading:   1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Though we do not know and cannot calculate the day of Christ’s return, we live faithfully in the here and now as we anticipate the day when we will be given eternal salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel:   Matthew 25: 14-30

Jesus tells a parable about his second coming, indicating that it is not sufficient merely to maintain things as they are. Those who await his return should make good use of the gifts that God has provided them.