Lessons                                                                       Bread of Life                                                     13 November 2021

Daniel 12:1–3

          1“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

2And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”



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.

Hebrews 10:11–25

          11Every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

          15And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

16“This is the covenant that I will make with them

          after those days, declares the Lord:

I will put my laws on their hearts,

          and write them on their minds,”

17then he adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

18Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

          19Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Mark 13:1–13

          1As [Jesus] came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

          3And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. 6Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

          9“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”