November 20, 2016, Lectionary

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God will set up a king who executes authority, prosperity, and justice. He will be called "The Lord Our Righteousness." Jeremiah 23:1-6

And you, church, will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people. Luke 1:66-79

Jesus is head of the church, pre-eminent in all things, indwelt by the fullness of all things, reconciler of all things to Himself, for peace. Colossians 1:11-20

Here's a King that didn't save, or look out for, Himself. Luke 23:33-43

Thoughts about Listening

Look out for the interests of those within your influence today. Jeremiah 23:1-6

I wish for you today, patience and joy, gratitude and peace, in all your communications. Colossians 1:11-20

To recognize and respect another person as listenable, helps us to recognize and respect ourselves. Luke 23:33-43

Bible Reading Group Homework

1.    Research and tell, and listen to others tell, What is the name by which various countries call their top leader?

2.    Read or listen to Jeremiah 23:1-6. In Jeremiah’s day, the top leadership was called, “King,” but God called them, “Shepherds.” What did they not do, and what would God do?

3.    Read or listen to Luke 1:66-79. They didn’t know what to call the forerunner of Jesus; in this case his father called him, “Child.” What would this child do?

4.    Read or listen to Colossians 1:11-20. Paul calls the top leadership in the church, “Head.” Who is Head of the church? Describe and discuss His powers.

5.    Read or listen to Luke 23:33-43. Name at least three people who called Jesus, “King,” or one with a “kingdom.” Describe the motives of each. Which are you?


1. Investigar, compartir y escuchar a los demás lo que tienen que compartir.  ¿Cuál es el nombre que usan varios países para llamar a su máximo líder?

2. Leer o escuchar Jeremías 23:1-6. En los días de Jeremías, a su líder máximo se le llamaba "Rey", pero Dios los llamaba, "Pastores". ¿Qué es lo que no hicieron ellos, y qué es lo que haría Dios?

3. Leer o escuchar Lucas 1:66-79. No sabían cómo llamar al predecesor de Jesús; en este caso, su padre lo llamó "Niño". ¿Qué  haría éste niño?

4. Leer o escuchar Colosenses 1:11-20. Pablo llama a los principales líderes de la iglesia "Cabeza", ¿Quién es la Cabeza de la iglesia? Describir y discutir Sus poderes.

5. Leer o escuchar Lucas 23:33-43. Nombre al menos tres personas que llamaron a Jesús, "Rey", o alguien con un "reino". Describa los motivos de cada uno. ¿Cuál es usted?