Bible ReadingsWeek commencing  Sunday 1st July 2019  -  2nd Sunday after Trinity

 New Testament Reading (NIV) Galatians 5: 1, 13-25

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use

your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in

love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love

your neighbour as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch

out or you will be destroyed by each other. So I say, walk by the Spirit,

and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires

what is

contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use

your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in

love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love

your neighbour as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch

out or you will be destroyed by each other. So I say, walk by the Spirit,

and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires

what is

contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

This is the word of the Lord All: Thanks be to God



 

New Testament Reading (NIV) Philippians 3:17-4:1


 

 



This is the word of the Lord                                   All: Thanks be to Go


          This is the word of the Lord                                  All: Thanks be to God.

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Gospel Reading (NIV)   Luke 13:31-35

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Like   All: Glory to you, O Lord

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”  He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day - for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! 


“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”



          This is the Gospel of the Lord.                               All:      Praise to you, O Christ