Lessons                                                                       Bread of Life                                                                  2 July 2022

Isaiah 66:10–14

10"Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,          all you who love her;

rejoice with her in joy,

          all you who mourn over her;

11that you may nurse and be satisfied

          from her consoling breast;

that you may drink deeply with delight

          from her glorious abundance."

12For thus says the Lord:

"Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,

          and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream;

and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip,

          and bounced upon her knees.

13As one whom his mother comforts,

          so I will comfort you;

          you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

14You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice;

          your bones shall flourish like the grass;

and the hand of the Lord shall be known to his servants,

          and he shall show his indignation against his enemies."


Psalm 66:1–7

1Shout for joy to God, | all the earth;*

          2sing the glory of his name;

          give to him | glorious praise!

3Say to God, "How awesome | are your deeds!*

So great is your power that your enemies come cringing | to you.

4All the earth worships you

          and sings prais- | es to you;*

          they sing praises | to your name."

5Come and see what | God has done:*

he is awesome in his deeds toward the chil- | dren of man.

6He turned the sea into | dry land;*

          they passed through the riv- | er on foot.

There did we rejoice in him,

7who rules by his might forever,

whose eyes keep watch on the | nations—*

          let not the rebellious ex- | alt themselves.

Galatians 6:1–10, 14–18

          1Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5For each will have to bear his own load.

          6One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. 7Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. . . .

          14But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

          17From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

          18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Luke 10:1–20

          1After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!' 6And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. 7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.' 10But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.' 12I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

          13"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.

          16"The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me."

          17The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!" 18And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."