Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   May 29, 2016

 

First Reading:   1 King 8:22-23, 41-43

King Solomon prays at the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem, built under his direction. Solomon prays that the temple will be a sign of God’s presence and power, not only to the Israelites, but to all peoples.

Second Reading:   Galatians 1:1-12

Paul who started this church in Galatia, is angry and troubled that the congregation is confused by other teachers. As he begins this letter, Paul is direct with them about his desire for Christ’s pure gospel to be the center of their lives.

Gospel:  Luke 7:1-10

A Roman centurion stands to lose a highly valued slave. Jewish leaders in Capernaum consider the centurion worthy, but the Gentile declares himself unworthy.  In the midst of this tangle of attitudes, the centurion shows his understanding of authority and his testimony that Jesus has it, even authority over illness and death.