Lessons                                                                       Bread of Life                                                         30 October 2021

Revelation 14:6–7

          6Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”


Psalm 46

1God is our ref- | uge and strength,*

          a very present help in | trouble.

2Therefore we will not fear

though the | earth gives way,*

          though the mountains be moved

          into the heart | of the sea,

3though its waters | roar and foam,*

          though the mountains tremble

          at its | swelling.

4There is a river whose streams make glad

the cit- | y of God,*

          the holy habitation of the | Most High.

5God is in the midst of her;

she shall | not be moved;*

          God will help her when | morning dawns.

6The nations rage, the kingdoms | totter;*

          he utters his voice, the | earth melts.

7The Lord of hosts is | with us;*

          the God of Jacob is our | fortress.

8Come, behold the works | of the Lord,*

          how he has brought desolations |

          on the earth.

9He makes wars cease to the end | of the earth;*

          he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

          he burns the chariots | with fire.

10"Be still, and know that | I am God.*

          I will be exalted among the nations,

          I will be exalted | in the earth!"

11The Lord of hosts is | with us;*

          the God of Jacob is our | fortress.

Romans 3:19–28

          19Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

          21But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

          27Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

John 8:31–36

          31So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”

          34Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”