All Saints' Day (Year: C)
Date: Friday, November 01st, 2019, 08:00
Old Testament: Dan. 7:1-3,15-18
1In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying on his bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.
2Daniel said: "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea.
3Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.
15"I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me.
16I approached one of those standing there and asked him the true meaning of all this. "So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things:
17'The four great beasts are four kingdoms that will rise from the earth.
18But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever-yes, for ever and ever.'
Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 (NIV)
1Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
2Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
3Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
4For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
5Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
6May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
7to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
8to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,
9to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD.
Psalms 149 (NIV)
11In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.
15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
17I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,
20which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Ephesians 1:11-23 (NIV)
20Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
23"Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
24"But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
25Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.
27"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.
30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
31Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:20-31 (NIV)