Sunday Words from the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 3 CSB

 

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Photo by Dr. Aletha 

 

John the Baptist announces good news 

 

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying,

“Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

 For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said:

A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
Prepare the way for the Lord;
make his paths straight!

 

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Sunday Words from the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 58:11-14


11The Lord will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden
and like a spring whose waters never run dry.
12Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
you will restore the foundations laid long ago;
you will be called the repairer of broken walls,
the restorer of streets where people live.
13“If you keep from desecrating the Sabbath,
from doing whatever you want on My holy day;
if you call the Sabbath a delight,
and the holy day of the Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,
seeking your own pleasure, or talking too much;
1414 then you will delight yourself in the Lord,
and I will make you ride over the heights of the land,
and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

 

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