Advent – Come Lord Jesus

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Advent – Come Lord Jesus

CHRISTMAS LECTIONARY

 

 ISAIAH 9: 2-7

The darkness will be no more with the birth of the royal Savior, for the promised kingdom of God has arrived.

Question: Has the light of Jesus come into your life? How have you responded?

 

TITUS 2: 11- 14

The fullness of God’s grace descends upon his people with the birth of Jesus.  His life has brought us salvation, by redeeming us from sin.

Question: Does this Good News call you desiring sharing it with others? How will you do that?

 

                                             

LUKE 2: 15-20

The shepherds scripture speeks of, were thought to be those that cared for the special sheep used in the Temple sacrifices, who were chosen to receive the news of birth of the “lamb of God”.

Question: How will you respond to this lovely message and gift from God?

 

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

ISAIAH 7: 10- 16

Immanuel, God is with us. Isaiah tells the story of the sign sent by God of the arrival of the Messiah among His people,

Question: Are you able to accept God’s gift of the birth of the promised Messiah? What is your response?

 

ROMANS 1: 1- 7

Paul considers himself called to be a slave to Jesus, who is his Lord and Master, thus he responds to Jesus’ call, which he sees as a task with special responsibilities.

Question: Do you understand that in a very real way at your confirmation you also received a task that you accepted? How have you fulfilled your promised task?

 

MATTHEW 1: 18- 25

Jesus is born of the Holy Spirit using Mary. Jesus is the mirror of God and the Jews believed that the Holy Spirit embodied God’s truth.

Question: Do you accept this doctrine of creation and recreation put forth by Matthew?

PENTECOST 14 LECTIONARY

JEREMIAH 1: 4-10

This is what we know about prophets: they all know that they are called by God and that He tapped them out for His service.

Question: Are you a prophet? Do you know God well enough? Are you connected to Him enough to be a prophet? Do you wish you were one?

HEBREWS 12: 18-29

This reading tells of the connection between Moses receiving the Law and the New Covenant life of Jesus.

Question: Do you see and understand the reason for these two promises used by God to reach and teach His people? How will you apply them to your life?

LUKE 13: 10-17

A story about how God calls us to live out our love for all those He has created, teaching us no one should suffer due to laws and systems.

Question: Can you be Jesus to the people you meet, always being ready to minister help when and where needed?

12th Sunday after Pentecost

ISAIAH 1: 1, 10-20

Hear God’s words of disgust that his people continue to ignore his word, to live their lives for the betterment of all people.

Question: Do you understand that the basic quest of God is, that we live so that our actions speak louder than our words? Can you do that? When will you begin?

HEBREWS 11: 1-3, 8-16

A teaching on faith, recalling how faithful God’s servants followed all God asked of them, with some experiencing amazing miracles.

Question: Do you trust God enough to accept his care for you when you follow him? If not, why not?

LUKE 12: 32-40

Our culture is one of seeking plenty, here Luke details how wrong that is and explains our need to live each day, as if it was to be our judgement day, for we never know.

Question: Do you understand that if you have been given much, you must be responsible for using a greater portion of it in God’s ministry.

 

11th Sunday After Pentecost/Proper 13

HOSEA 11:1-11

A story of abiding love, continuing even in the face of judgement and rejection.

QUESTION: Love given unconditionally should be reciprocated and returned. Do you receive God’s love by responding to God’s requests asked of you?

COLOSSIANS 3:1-11

Paul teaches us to respond to God’s love by learning to direct our lives in accordance with what God desires for and asks of us.

QUESTION: Are you able to accept and respond to what and how God would have you live?

LUKE 12:13-21

Luke explains the need to make choices in line with how Christians are to live.

QUESTION: The Christian life is one of not only love, but discipline. Are you able to rein in desires that lead you stray? How do you do that?

 

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

1 KINGS 19:8-15

A faithful servant receives the assurance of God’s on going care and protection, for his life.

Question: Do you sense God’s care for you each day? How do you respond?

GALATIANS 3:23-29

Our faith gives us the strength and protection to live into the life Jesus calls us to.

Question: Do you make the choice each day to live for Jesus and his Way? What does that mean to you?

LUKE 8:26-39

Because Jesus realized that people need to see his power in action, once again he heals a man with demons.

Question: Have you ever seen a person touched and healed by Jesus? How did that make you feel?

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

1 KINGS 21: 1-10

A story of greed and dishonesty between a king and one of his subjects.

Question: Can you list the deceitful ways Ahab and Jezebel acted? How does this make you feel?

GALATIONS 2: 15-21

A lesson that shows us how easily we can slip into a sinful life style.

Question: Do you see how each day we need to decide to live a Christian life? How do you accomplish that choice?

LUKE 7: 36- 8: 3

How much we seek the life of a faithful Christian is a testimony to our choice to follow Jesus’ words.

Question: When you make a decision, do you base your choice on Jesus’ teachings? How do you process that choice?

 

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST    

1 KINGS 17: 8-16

Elijah restores a child’s life, and the mother realizes Elijah works in union with God.

Question: How must you live to be used by God to bring others to a faith like this? Do you feel God’s call to you to do more for Him?

GALATIONS 1: 11-24

Paul witnesses to the fact that all he teaches comes to him directly from Jesus.

Question: When Jesus calls you to share your faith journey, are you trusting enough to do so?

LUKE 7: 11-17

Jesus’ deep compassion moves Him to raise a woman’s son to life again.

Question: What does this act of Jesus teach you?

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 

1 KINGS 18: 20-21, 30-37

A contest is held between the Lord God and the God of Baal. This story is a witness to the deep faith of Elijah.

Question: Do you live with the assurance and faith in God that Elijah did? How do you recognize that kind of faith?

 

GALATIONS 1: 1-12

Paul is defending his teachings which were a witness to what God had done for him.

Question: Do you see the importance and need for your personal witness about God in your life? What can you do about that?

 

LUKE 7: 1-10

Luke writes of the benefits of a life lived in perfect faith and union with Jesus.

Question: Is your faith and trust in Jesus and what He has promised this strong? What things can you do to strengthen your faith?

 

TRINITY SUNDAY

 

PROVERBS 8: 1-4, 22-31

A rendition of the creation story through the eyes and mind of a spiritual presence.

Question: Does this reading give you insight into the awesome gift that God created for His people? What do you see and what will you do with your gift?

 

ROMANS 5: 1-5

Each day we trust and live as a child of God and experience more of God’s gifts.

Question: Is your faith deep enough that you are able to access the power God has given you? How do you know?

 

JOHN 16: 12-15

Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Truth, for it is the Spirit that was given to teach us. The closer we live to Jesus, the better we know him.

Question: List what principles you have learned and now live by.

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