(~) Bible Readings for Sunday March 19
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- Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 02:14:10 GMT
(~) Bible Readings for Sunday March 19
Third Sunday in Lent
Old Testament Exodus 20:1-17
Then God spoke all these words: I am the LORD your God, who brought you
out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no
other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in
the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth
beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down
to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God,
punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the
fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to
the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for the
LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name. Remember the sabbath
day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But
the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any
work-- you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your
livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the LORD
made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the
seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and consecrated
it. Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in
the land that the LORD your God is giving you. You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your
neighbor's wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything
that belongs to your neighbor.
The Epistle Romans 7:13-25
Did what is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin,
working death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown
to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond
measure. For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh,
sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do
not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do
not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that
do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells
within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do
it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I
do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin
that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do
what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in
my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of
my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks
be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with my mind I am a
slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin.
The Gospel John 2:13-22
The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the
temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money
changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of
them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out
the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those
who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my
Father's house a marketplace!" His disciples remembered that it was
written, "Zeal for your house will consume me." The Jews then said to him,
"What sign can you show us for doing this?" Jesus answered them, "Destroy
this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews then said,
"This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you
raise it up in three days?" But he was speaking of the temple of his body.
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had
said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had
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