Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   June 12, 2016

 

First Reading:   2 Samuel 11:26–12:10, 13-15

King David seduced his neighbor Bathsheba and was responsible for the death of her husband, Uriah. God sends the prophet Nathan to confront the king.  Nathan tells the king a parable and opens David’s eyes to see his own guilt.

Second Reading:   Galatians 2:15-21

Paul preaches on the power of God’s grace to make us faithful. We are made right with God through Jesus Christ alone, through no work of our own.  As a result, Christ’s life has become our whole identity.

Gospel:  Luke 7:36–8:3

Through a dramatic encounter of rich and poor, righteous and sinner, Jesus teaches the relationship between receiving mercy and responding with a lavish outpouring of love. Jesus also provokes his host by claiming authority to forgive sins.