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November 17th 23rd Sunday After Pentecost  Luke 21: 5-19  “I’ll Give You Words & Wisdom”

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”

“Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”

He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”

10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

12 “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 And so you will bear testimony to me. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 Everyone will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 Stand firm, and you will win life.

November 24th Reign of Christ/Christ the King Sunday  Luke 1: 68-79  “Preparing His Way”
 
 
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,68     because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us69
  in the house of his servant David
(as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),70 
salvation from our enemies71 
    and from the hand of all who hate us—
to show mercy to our ancestors72 
    and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath he swore to our father Abraham:73     
to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,74 
    and to enable us to serve him without fear
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.75     
 

 


And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;76 
    for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
to give his people the knowledge of salvation77 
    through the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God,78 
    by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness79 
    and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
 

 
November 27th  Thanksgiving Eve Service “Giving Thanks”
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

 



Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,“As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”