Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday August 19, 2018

 

First Reading:   Proverb 9:1-6

Wisdom is portrayed as a woman who invites people to partake of her banquet. Just as ordinary food is necessary for physical life, Wisdom’s food – insight and understanding – is necessary for fullness of life with God. Partaking of Wisdom’s banquet is the way to life.

Second Reading:   Ephesians 5:15-20

True wisdom integrates our new reality in Christ with our Christian fellowship and daily conduct. Because we are filled with the Spirit, Christians regularly rejoice together, give thanks to God for one another, and care for one another. In this way we revere our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel:   John 6:51-58

In John’s Gospel, the feeding of the five thousand leads to extended teaching in which Jesus identifies himself as the true “bread of Life.” Finally, in these verses, he makes a connection that would not be understood until after his death, in light of the church’s celebration of holy communion.