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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday    January 28, 2018

 

First Reading:   Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Today’s reading is part of a longer discourse in Deuteronomy, an updating of the law for the Israelite community as the people wait to enter the promised land. Here Moses assures the people that God will continue to guide them through prophets who will proclaim the divine word.

Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Paul is concerned about how some Corinthian Christians use their freedom in Christ as license to engage in non-Christian behavior that sets a damaging example to other, impressionable believers. Christians have a responsibility to each other that their behavior does not cause a sister or brother to sin.

Gospel:   Mark 1:21-28

The story has barely begun, and already the battle is joined. Jesus sides with humanity against every force that would bring death and disease.  These forces recognize Jesus and know what his power means for them.  This, however, is only the first fight.  The war will go on much longer.