Last updated: 6/12/2019 

Scriptures and Music for June 16, 2019

Sunday’s Music

316 Breathe on Me, Breath of God

322 Spirit of the Living God

326 Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart

Lay Leader: Nada

FIRST READING Romans 5:1-5

1. So then, now that we have been justified by faith, we are at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2. it is through him, by faith, that we have been admitted into God’s favour in which we are living, and look forward exultantly to God’s glory. 3. Not only that; let us exult, too, in our hardships, understanding that hardship develops perseverance, 4. and perseverance develops a tested character, something that gives us hope, 5. and a hope which will not let us down, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. (NJB)

 

GOSPEL READING John 16:1-15

1. “I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. 2. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God. 3. And they will do this because they have not known the Father or me. 4. But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, “Where are you going?’ 6. But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9. about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10. about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11. about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

12. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. (NRSV)