Lessons                                                                       Bread of Life                                                          15 January 2022

Isaiah 62:1–5

1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,

         and for Jerusalem’s sake

         I will not be quiet,

until her righteousness goes forth

as brightness,

         and her salvation as a burning torch.

2The nations shall see your righteousness,

         and all the kings your glory,

and you shall be called by a new name

         that the mouth of the Lord will give.

3You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,

         and a royal diadem in the hand

         of your God.

4You shall no more be termed Forsaken,

         and your land shall no more be

          termed Desolate,

but you shall be called

My Delight Is in Her,

         and your land Married;

for the Lord delights in you,

         and your land shall be married.

5For as a young man marries

a young woman,

         so shall your sons marry you,

and as the bridegroom rejoices

over the bride,

         so shall your God rejoice over you.


Psalm 128

1Blessèd is everyone who | fears the Lord,*

         who walks | in his ways!

2You shall eat the fruit of the labor |

of your hands;*

         you shall be blessed, and it shall

         be | well with you.

3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine

         with- | in your house;*

your children will be like olive shoots

         around your | table.

4Behold, thus shall the | man be blessed*

         who | fears the Lord.

5The Lord bless you from | Zion!*

         May you see the prosperity

         of Jerusalem all the days |

         of your life!

6May you see your children’s | children!*

         Peace be upon | Israel!

1 Corinthians 12:1–11

         1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

         4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

John 2:1–11

         1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

         6Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.