Weekly Readings

Weekend Worship Services Scripture

May 19, 2019


First Lesson

Acts 11:1–18 (Listen)

11:1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” But Peter began and explained it to them in order: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me. Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ 10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. 11 And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. 12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. 13 And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ 15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?” 18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

(ESV)


Second Lesson

Revelation 21:1–7 (Listen)

21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

(ESV)


Gospel



Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.  Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service. English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible. ESV® Text Edition: 2018. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Weekly Bible Readings

May 2019

May 5
Third S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 9:1–22
Psalm: Psalm 30
Second Lesson: Rev. 5:(1–7)
8–14
Gospel: John 21:1–14 (15–19)

May 12
Fourth S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 20:17–35
Psalm: Psalm 23
Second Lesson: Rev. 7:9–17
Gospel: John 10:22–30

May 19
Fifth S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 11:1–18
Psalm: Psalm 148
Second Lesson: Rev. 21:1–7
Gospel: John 16:12–22 or John 13:31–35

May 26
Sixth S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 16:9–15
Psalm: Psalm 67
Second Lesson: Rev. 21:9–14, 21–27
Gospel: John 16:23–33 or John 5:1–9

May 30
The Ascension of Our Lord
First Lesson: Acts 1:1–11
Psalm: Psalm 47
Second Lesson: Eph. 1:15–23
Gospel: Luke 24:44–53