Sunday, December 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Luke 21:33

Sunday, December 2 — Jeremiah 33:14–16; Psalm 25:1–10
1 Thessalonians 3:9–13; Luke 21:25–36

Thus says the Lord God: Repent and turn away from your idols. Ezekiel 14:6

The scribe said to Jesus, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’—this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Mark 12:32–33

Truest Love, our hearts cannot express our praise for you. Lead us away from the idols we falsely love. Steer us toward your desire for our lives and fill us with the desire to love you, your creation, our neighbors and ourselves. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.