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Scripture Readings July 5, 2020

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   7/5/2020

 

First Reading:   Zechariah 9:9-12

The coming messianic king will inaugurate an era of disarmament and prosperity.  Because of God’s covenant with Israel, they are designated as “prisoners of hope.”

Second Reading:   Romans 7:15-25a

Life enslaved under sin is a catch-22 existence in which we know good, but do not do it and do things we know to be bad.  Through Jesus Christ, God has set us free from such a futile existence.

Gospel:   Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Jesus chides people who find fault with both his ministry and that of John the Baptist.  He thanks God that wisdom and intelligence are not needed to receive what God has to offer.