Lessons                                                                       Bread of Life                                                                3 April 2021

Isaiah 25:6–9

6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,     of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.

7And he will swallow up on this mountain

the covering that is cast over all peoples,

the veil that is spread over all nations.

8He will swallow up death forever;

and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.

9It will be said on that day,

“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.

          This is the Lord; we have waited for him;

          let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”


Psalm 16

You Will Not Abandon My Soul

1Preserve me, | O God,*

          for in you I take | refuge.

2I say to the Lord, “You | are my Lord;*

          I have no good a- | part from you.”

3As for the saints | in the land,*

          they are the excellent ones,

          in whom is all | my delight.

4The sorrows of those who run after another god shall | multiply;*

          their drink offerings of blood

          I will not pour out

          or take their names | on my lips.

5The Lord is my chosen portion | and my cup;*

          you | hold my lot.

6The lines have fallen for me in

pleasant | places;*

          indeed, I have a beautiful in- | heritance.

7I bless the Lord who gives me | counsel;*

          in the night also my heart in- | structs me.

8I have set the Lord always be- | fore me;*

because he is at my right hand, I shall not be | shaken.

9Therefore my heart is glad,

and my whole being re- | joices;*

          my flesh also | dwells secure.

10For you will not abandon my soul | to Sheol,*

          or let your holy one see cor- | ruption.

11You make known to me the | path of life;*

          in your presence there is fullness of joy;

          at your right hand are pleasures

          for- | evermore.

1 Corinthians 15:1–11

          1Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

          3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

Mark 16:1–8

          1When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.