Lessons Bread of Life 27 November 2021
14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’”
1To you, | O Lord,*
I lift | up my soul.
2O my God, in you I trust;
let me not be | put to shame;*
let not my enemies exult | over me.
3Indeed, none who wait for you
shall be | put to shame;*
they shall be ashamed who are
wantonly | treacherous.
4Make me to know your ways, | O Lord;*
teach me | your paths.
5Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my sal- | vation;*
for you I wait all the | day long.
6Remember your mercy,
O Lord, and your | steadfast love,*
for they have been | from of old.
7Remember not the sins of my youth
or my trans- | gressions;*
according to your steadfast love
for the sake of your goodness, | O Lord!
8Good and upright | is the Lord;*
therefore he instructs sinners | in the way.
9He leads the humble in | what is right,*
and teaches the humble | his way.
10All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love
and | faithfulness,*
for those who keep his covenant
and his testi- | monies.
1 Thessalonians 3:9–13
9What thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?
11Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
28When [Jesus] had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”