Lessons                                                                       Bread of Life                                                     20 November 2021

Isaiah 51:4–6

4“Give attention to me, my people,

         and give ear to me, my nation;

for a law will go out from me,

         and I will set my justice for a light

         to the peoples.

5My righteousness draws near,

         my salvation has gone out,

         and my arms will judge the peoples;

the coastlands hope for me,

         and for my arm they wait.

6Lift up your eyes to the heavens,

         and look at the earth beneath;

for the heavens vanish like smoke,

         the earth will wear out like a garment,

         and they who dwell in it

         will die in like manner;

but my salvation will be forever,

         and my righteousness will

         never be dismayed.”



Psalm 93

1The Lord reigns; he is robed in | majesty;*

         the Lord is robed;

         he has put on strength | as his belt.

Yes, the world is es- | tablished;*

         it shall nev- | er be moved.

2Your throne is established | from of old;*

         you are from ever- | lasting.

3The floods have lifted up, O Lord,

the floods have lifted | up their voice;*

         the floods lift up their | roaring.

4Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves |

of the sea,*

         the Lord on high is | mighty!

5Your decrees are very | trustworthy;*

         holiness befits your house,

         O Lord, for- | evermore.

Jude 20–25

         20But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; 21keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 22And have mercy on those who doubt; 23save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

         24Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Mark 13:24–37

         24[Jesus said:] “In those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

         28“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

         32“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or in the morning— 36lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”