NOVEMBER 21 & 22, 2020



O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

FIRST READING Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

   Because Israel’s kings proved to be bad shepherds, Ezekiel declares that the Lord will assume the role of shepherd in Israel. The Lord will also set over them a shepherd-messiah, “my servant David,” will feed and care for the people.

SECOND READING Ephesians 1:15-23

   In this passage, God is praised for revealing ultimate divine power in raising Jesus from the dead. The resurrected, exalted Christ is Lord of both the church and the entire universe, now and in the age to come.

GOSPEL Matthew 25:31-46

    Jesus compares himself to a king who moves among his subjects to see how he is treated: what is done for the least of those who belong to his family is truly done for him.

Daily Bible Readings for November 22-28, 2020

Sunday, November 22          Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Monday, November 23         Esther 2:1-8

Tuesday, November 24         Esther 8:3-17

Wednesday, November 25    Ezekiel 33:7-20

Thursday, November 26       Deuteronomy 8:7-17

Friday, November 27            Acts 22:3-16  

Saturday, November 28        Isaiah 8:23-9:3