Following the Lord includes overcoming biblical illiteracy @VAOG, so we include in our services readings from four passages of scripture every Sunday from the Revised Common Lectionary. Here is just a sample from each passage for this Sunday.
Isaiah 43: 18 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Philippians 3: 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 126: 5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
1Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
3Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Sunday readings of scripture, plus daily reading of a prescribed reading plan of scripture, is one of the best things a person and congregation can do in response to one’s love of the Lord. This Sunday @ViennaAG.com, we continue the sermon series on the Miracles of Jesus by focusing in on the miracles of Jesus received by Martha, Mary and Lazarus.