Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   February 21, 2016

 

First Reading:  Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

God promises a childless and doubting Abram that he will have a son, that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars, and that the land of Cannaan will be their inheritance.  Abram’s trust in God is sealed with a covenant-making ceremony, a sign of God’s promise.

Second Reading:  Philippians 3:17–4:1

Although Paul’s devotion to Christ has caused him to be persecuted, he does not regret the course he has taken. Writing from prison, he expresses confidence in a glorious future and encourages other Christians to follow in this footsteps.

Gospel:  Luke 13:31-35

Neither Herod’s plotting nor Jerusalem’s resistance to maternal love will deter Jesus from his sacrificial mission.