Lessons                                                                       Bread of Life                                                              16 April 2022

Isaiah 65:17–25

17"Behold, I create new heavens

          and a new earth,

and the former things shall not be remembered

          or come into mind.

18But be glad and rejoice forever

          in that which I create;

for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,

          and her people to be a gladness.

19I will rejoice in Jerusalem

          and be glad in my people;

no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping

          and the cry of distress.

20No more shall there be in it

          an infant who lives but a few days,

          or an old man who does not fill out his days,

for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
          and the sinner a hundred years old

          shall be accursed.

21They shall build houses and inhabit them;

          they shall plant vineyards and

          eat their fruit.

22They shall not build and another inhabit;

          they shall not plant and another eat;

for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,

          and my chosen shall long enjoy

          the work of their hands.

23They shall not labor in vain

          or bear children for calamity,

for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,

          and their descendants with them.

24Before they call I will answer;

          while they are yet speaking I will hear.

25The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;

          the lion shall eat straw like the ox,

          and dust shall be the serpent's food.

They shall not hurt or destroy

          in all my holy mountain,"

says the Lord.


Psalm 16

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.

1 Corinthians 15:19–26

          19If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

          20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Luke 24:1–12

          1On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise." 8And they remembered his words, 9and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.