Readings for Trinity Sunday, June 16th

First Reading Proverbs 8:1-31

Second Reading: Psalm 8

Epistle Reading Romans 5:1-5

Gospel Reading: John 16:12-15

Sermon: “Nudges and Tugs”

John 16:12-13 NLT

[12] “There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. [13] When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.

Readings for Pentecost

First Reading Genesis 11:1-9

Second Reading: Acts 2:1-21

Gospel Reading: John 14:8-17, 25-27

Sermon: “Babel Undone”

Genesis 11:5-9 NKJV

[5] But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. [6] And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. [7] Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” [8] So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. [9] Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Acts 2:5-12 NKJV

[5] And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. [6] And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. [7] Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? [8] And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? [9] Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, [10] Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, [11] Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” [12] So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

“Whatever could this mean?” It’s a good question, and one we will try to address this week.