Tuesday, May 25, 2010

John 16:12-15 - The Gospel Lectionary Passage for Sunday, May 30, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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12“Many things I myself have to say to you, but you are not able to bear them now. 13But when this one might come, the spirit of truth, he will lead you into all truth. For he will not speak concerning himself, but what he will hear, he will speak. And what is coming, he will announce to you. 14This one will glorify me, because from me, he will take and will announce it to you. 15Everything that the father has is mine. For this reason, I said that from me, he takes and will announce to you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

John 14:8-17, 25-27: Lectionary Gospel Passage for Sunday, May 23, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the father, and it’s enough for us.”

9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long and you don’t know me, Philip? Anyone who’s seen me has seen the father. How do you say, ‘Show us the father’? 10You believe that I am in the father and the father is in me, don’t you?

“These words that I spoke to you I didn’t speak from myself. But the father who is in me remains does his works. 11Believe me that I am in the father and the father is in me. But if not, then because of these works, believe . 12Amen, amen, I say to you, the one who believes in me, the works which I myself do, these he will also do, and greater than these he will do, because I’m going to the father. 13And whatever you might ask in my name, these I will do, so that the father might be glorified in the son. 14Whatever you might ask me in my name, then I myself will do.

15“If you might love me, then my commandments you will keep. 16And I will also ask the father, and another paraclete he will give you so that with you into eternity he might be, 17the spirit of truth, which the world isn’t able to receive because it doesn’t see him nor know [him]. You yourselves know it, because with you he remains, and in you he is.

25“These things I have spoken to you while with you I remain. 26But the paraclete, the Holy Spirit which the father will send in my name, this one to you will teach many things and will remind you of many things which I myself said to you. 27Peace I leave to you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, I myself give you. Don’t let your hearts be troubled nor shrink.”

Thursday, May 13, 2010

John 17:20-26: Gospel Lectionary Passage for Sunday, May 16, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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20But not concerning these alone do I ask, but also concerning those who believe, through their word, in me, 21so that they all might be one, just as you, father, are in me and I in you, so that also they might be in us, so that the world might believe that you sent me. 22And I, the glory which you have given to me, I have given to them, so that they might be one just as we are one: 23I in them and you in me, so that they might be perfectly one, so that the world might know that you sent me, and I loved them just as you loved me.

24“Father, those whom you have given to me, I want that where I myself am there also they might be with me, so that they might see my glory, which you have given me, that you loved me before the foundation of the world.

25“Righteous Father, the world also doesn’t know you, but I know you and they know that you sent me. 26And I made known to them your name, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you loved me, in them, might be and I in them.”

Friday, May 7, 2010

John 5:1-9: The Gospel Lectionary Passage for Sunday, May 9, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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1After this there was a Jewish festival, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2And there is in Jerusalem, near the place related to sheep, a pool which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five colonnades. 3In these were lying a great number who were weak, blind, lame, withered. 5And there was a certain person who, for thirty-eight years, was weak. 6When Jesus saw this person lying and after he knew that it had already been a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to become well?” 7The ill person answered him, “Lord, I don’t have a person [here] so that when the water might be troubled, he might put me into the pool. While I’m going, another goes in before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Arise, take your litter, and walk.” 9And immediately, the person became well, and he took his litter and walked.