6th Sunday of Easter (Year: C)
Date: Sunday, May 26th, 2019, 11:00
Old Testament: Acts 16:9-15
9During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."
10After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
11From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis.
12From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.
13On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.
14One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.
15When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. "If you consider me a believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.
Acts 16:9-15 (NIV)
1May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, Selah
2that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
3May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you.
4May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. Selah
5May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you.
6Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us.
7God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear him.
Psalms 67 (NIV)
10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
21The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.
Revelation of John 21:10,21 (NIV)
23Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
24He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25"All this I have spoken while still with you.
26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
28"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
29I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.
John 14:23-29 (NIV)