Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   January 29, 2017


First Reading:   Micah 6:1-8

With the mountains and the foundations of the earth as the jury, God brings a lawsuit against Israel.  God has “wearied” Israel with a long history of saving acts.  God does not want or expect lavish sacrifices to attempt to earn divine favor.  Rather God empowers the people to do justice, to love loyalty to God, and to walk shrewdly in God’s service.

Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 1:18-31

According to the world’s standards of power and might, the message of the cross seems stupid and offensive. Yet this word reveals the paradoxical way God has chosen to work power and salvation through weakness, rejection, and suffering.  Hence the message of the cross becomes true wisdom and power for believers.

Gospel:   Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus opens the Sermon on the Mount by naming those who are blessed in the reign of God.