Seventh Sunday of Easter: May 20, 2012
Sermon: Pastor John Christopherson
“The Power of One”
First Lesson: Acts 1:15–17, 21–26
In the days between Jesus’ ascension and Pentecost, Peter oversees the process whereby one of the members of the community of believers is chosen to be the twelfth apostle, in order to fill the vacancy created by Judas’ treachery and death.
The LORD knows the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1:6)
Second Lesson: 1 John 5:9–13
God has borne witness to the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Whoever believes in the Son of God believes in the witness of God and has the promise of eternal life.
Gospel: John 17:6–19
In this reading the church hears Jesus’ words on the night before his death. This gospel reports the words of Jesus’ prayer, a prayer for his disciples and for all who would believe in him through their words.
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