Saturday of The 4th Week of Easter, 09 May 2020 – John 14:7-14, Acts 13:44-52, Psalm 98 ~ I am in the Father and the Father is in me

Saturday of The 4th Week of Easter, 09 May 2020

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Almighty God, Giver of abundant and everlasting Life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

A Reading from the Gospels: John 14:7-14 (NLT)

If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

A Reading from the Book of Acts: Acts 13:44-52 (NLT)

Paul Turns to the Gentiles

The following week almost the entire city turned out to hear them preach the word of the Lord. But when some of the Jews saw the crowds, they were jealous; so they slandered Paul and argued against whatever he said.

Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and declared, “It was necessary that we first preach the word of God to you Jews. But since you have rejected it and judged yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we will offer it to the Gentiles. For the Lord gave us this command when he said,

‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles,
to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.’”

When the Gentiles heard this, they were very glad and thanked the Lord for his message; and all who were chosen for eternal life became believers. So the Lord’s message spread throughout that region.

Then the Jews stirred up the influential religious women and the leaders of the city, and they incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town. So they shook the dust from their feet as a sign of rejection and went to the town of Iconium. And the believers were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
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Responsorial Psalm 98:1-4

+ Sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has done wonderful deeds.

His right hand has won a mighty victory;
his holy arm has shown his saving power!

+ Sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has done wonderful deeds.

The Lord has announced his victory
and has revealed his righteousness to every nation!

+ Sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has done wonderful deeds.

He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel.
The ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.

+ Sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has done wonderful deeds.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
break out in praise and sing for joy!
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Psalm 98 (Sing Unto the Lord) – Shane and Shane

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Closing: John 8:31-32 (NLT)

“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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