Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

December 3, 2017

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The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Isaiah 63:16-19

16 Doubtless Thou art our Father, 
though Abraham be ignorant of us and Israel acknowledge us not. 
Thou, O LORD, art our father, our Redeemer; 
Thy name is from everlasting. 
17 O LORD, why hast Thou made us to err from Thy ways, and hardened our heart from Thy fear? 
Return for Thy servants' sake, the tribes of Thine inheritance. 
18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while; 
our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary. 
19 We are Thine; Thou didst never bear rule over them; 
they were not called by Thy name.

Isaiah 64

1 Oh, that Thou wouldest rend the heavens, that Thou wouldest come down,
that the mountains might flow down at Thy presence--
2 as when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil--
to make Thy name known to Thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Thy presence!
3 When Thou didst fearsome things which we looked not for, Thou camest down,
the mountains flowed down at Thy presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
neither hath the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.
5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,
those that remember Thee in Thy ways.
Behold, Thou art wroth, for we have sinned;
in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
6 But we are all as an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
and we all do fade as a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon Thy name,
that stirreth up himself to take hold of Thee;
for Thou hast hid Thy face from us,
and hast consumed us because of our iniquities.

8 But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our potter;
and we all are the work of Thy hand.
9 Be not sorely wroth, O LORD,
neither remember iniquity for ever;
behold, see, we beseech Thee,
we are all Thy people.
10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness,
Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised Thee, is burned up with fire;
and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
12 Wilt Thou refrain Thyself for these things, O LORD?
Wilt Thou hold Thy peace and afflict us very sore?

Psalm 80

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock;
Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up Thy strength, and come and save us.

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause Thy face to shine,
and we shall be saved.

4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt Thou be angry against the prayer of Thy people?
5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears, and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors,
and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause Thy face to shine,
and we shall be saved.

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt;
Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9 Thou preparedst room for it, and didst cause it to take deep root,
and it filled the land.
10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it,
and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea,
and her branches unto the river.

12 Why hast Thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they that pass by the way do pluck her?
13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
14 Return, we beseech Thee, O God of hosts; look down from heaven,
and behold and visit this vine,
15 and the vineyard which Thy right hand hath planted,
and the branch that Thou madest strong for Thyself.
16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
they perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.
17 Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand,
upon the son of man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself.
18 So will we not go back from Thee;
quicken us, and we will call upon Thy name.
19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts;
cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved!

1 Corinthians 1:1-19 

1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 

2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 

3 Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 

4 I thank my God always on your behalf for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5 that in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance and in all knowledge, 6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, 7 so that ye fall behind in no gift, waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 He shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been reported unto me about you, my brethren, by those who are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, when every one of you saith, "I am of Paul," and "I of Apollos," and "I of Cephas," and "I of Christ": 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you but Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas. Besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel, and not with the wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. 

18 For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who perish; but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: 

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, 
and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."

Words of Worship - Psalm 85:7

Show us Thy mercy, O LORD,
and grant us Thy salvation.

Mark 13:33-37

33 "Take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is. 34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh -- at evening, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning -- 36 lest coming suddenly, He find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all: Watch!"

Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 4:4

"It is written: 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'"

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