Weekly Scripture Reading – Sept 5

 John 20:19-23 (NIV)

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”

20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

 

 

Responsive Reading:  Living faith 9.1

9.1.1          As God sent Christ to us,

so Christ sends us into the world.

We are here to proclaim Christ in word and deed.

9.1.2          Mission is evangelism,

the offer of salvation to all people

in the power of the Holy Spirit,

to be received through faith in Christ.

It asks people to repent of their sins,

to trust Christ,

to be baptized,

and to enter a life honouring Jesus as Lord.

9.1.3          Mission is service,

a call to help people in need and

to permeate all of life with the compassion of God.