Bible Readings for 17th November 2019

2nd Sunday before Advent

Bible Readings (p.1083)

First Reading: Malachi 4:1-2a  A day will come when the wicked will be destroyed, but on those who revere God’s name the ‘sun of righteousness will arise, with healing in its wings’.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13  St Paul reminds the Thessalonians that the prospect of Christ’s return should lead them not to idleness but to be unstinting in doing what is right.

Third Reading: Luke 21:5-19 Jesus warns the disciples that the time before his return will be characterised by wars and natural disasters – and, for them, persecution. They are not to be led astray, but to stand firm in their faith.

Next Sunday’s Readings

24th November

Christ the King

(pg. 1086)

  • Jeremiah 23:1-6
  • Colossians 1:11-20
  • Luke 23:33-43