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Second Sunday of Easter – April 11, 2021


They Had Everything in Common

32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

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Second Lesson

The Word of Life

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete.

Walking in the Light

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Christ Our Advocate

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Footnotes

  1. 1 John 1:4 Some manuscripts your

Gospel


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Weekly Bible Readings

April

Apr. 1

Holy (Maundy) Thursday
First Lesson: Ex. 24:3–11
Psalm: Psalm 116:12–19
Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 10:16–17
Gospel: Mark 14:12–26

Apr. 2

Good Friday
First Lesson: Is. 52:13—53:12
Psalm 22 or Psalm 31
Second Lesson: Heb. 4:14–16; 5:7–9
Gospel: John 18:1—19:42 or John 19:17–30

April 4

EASTER
The Resurrection of Our Lord Easter Day
First Lesson: Is. 25:6–9
Psalm: Psalm 16
Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 15:1–11
Gospel: Mark 16:1–8

April 10

Second Sunday of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 4:32-35
Second Lesson: I John 1:1-2:2
Gospel: St. John 20:19-31