Upcoming Sunday Lectionary Passages

May 5, 2019, the Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) [Suppose – you are feeling furious and vengeful against people you know are wrong, those others that you can’t help but despise. And suppose that, while on your way to carry out violence against them, God stops you in an incredible flash of light, stunning you and blinding you. Will you expect some devastating retribution, like the hammer of Thor? Will you expect a life of blinded misery? Or would you expect gentle questioning. What would God ask you, and what would be your response?]

Revelation 5:11-14 [What would it look like to worship in heaven?]

John 21:1-19 [If the resurrected Christ were to appear to his disciples, would you expect it to be like a summit meeting, or would you expect him to cook breakfast for them?]

Psalm 30 [It’s going to get better. “Weeping may spend the night, but joy comes in the morning.”]

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Easter/CEaster3_RCL.html


May 12, 2019, the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:36-43 [Could miraculous acts of love cause people to believe in the Lord?]

Revelation 7:9-17 [Can they who’ve suffered an horrible ordeal praise God?]

John 10:22-30 [There is a difference between having everything spelled out for you and knowing the voice of Jesus. One is head knowledge and the other is to be held in the hands of Jesus and the Father.]

Psalm 23 [Who is with you in your darkest valley?]

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Easter/CEaster4_RCL.html


May 19, 2019, the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 11:1-18 [You might be surprised at the people to whom God leads you. And so might your friends and the rest of the church.]

Revelation 21:1-6 [God’s idea of a big makeover.]

John 13:31-35 [The talk versus the walk: How is it that people will know if you are disciples?]

Psalm 148 [Who and what should praise the Lord?]

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Easter/CEaster5_RCL.html


May 26, 2019, the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 16:9-15 [If you are accustomed to patriarchy, and God wants to call you to the women that can get a church running, how does he tease you there? He gives you a vision of a man from Macedonia.]

Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 [What constitutes the temple and the light in the city of God?]

John 14:23-29 [With whom does God make his home, and should our hearts be troubled?]

or John 5:1-9

Psalm 67 [“May God be merciful to us and bless us, show us the light of his countenance and come to us.”]

For texts see http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Easter/CEaster6_RCL.html