Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   June 5, 2016

 

First Reading:   1 King 17:17-24

Having offered hospitality to Elijah, a widow in Zarephath loses her son to an illness. Through prayer, Eliijah restores the boy to life, and the joyful mother acknowledges that Elijah is indeed a man of God.

Second Reading:   Galatians 1:11-24

The apostle and church-planter Paul tells the story of his ministry given to him by Jesus Christ. In the midst of grave tension in his church in Galatia, he assures his congregation that his work is centered in the pure gospel of Jesus Christ, unlike the other teachers among them.

Gospel:   Luke 7:11-17

Jesus’ ministry bears witness to God’s coming reign, where the lowly are shown mercy and the dead are raised. Here, Jesus ministers to a widow by raising her only son to life.