Reaching out with God's Love

Scriptures Readings

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 8, 2015

 

First Reading:   1 King 17:8-16

This chapter begins the story of Elijah. God sends a draught on Israel because of the sins of King Ahab. This passage depicts God’s saving acts not only on behalf of Elijah, but also on behalf of those who are associated with the prophet, even a foreigner, the widow of Zarephath.

Second Reading:   Hebrews 9:24-28

The letter to the Hebrews describes Christ as a high priest who offers himself as a sacrifice for our sin. Christ does not die again and again each year. He died once, is alive with God, and will reveal himself on the last day.

Gospel:   Mark 12:38-44

After engaging in a series of public arguments with religious leaders in the temple, Jesus contrasts the proud and oppressive ways of those leaders with the sacrifices humility and poverty of the widow.