As a trial, we are going to have a Scripture of the week. This will be in the newsletter each Friday. This will be the Scripture that the Sunday sermon will be based around.
We are inviting everyone in CCE to spend some time during the week, reflecting on the Scripture for the week. We suggest coming back to the scripture over a number of days, to read, reflect, pray, memorise and meditate on. Questions you might like to consider are:
What strikes you? What did it mean to the original hearers? What is the Lord saying to you through this Scripture? What do you need to do or change in light of this Scripture?
Do leave a comment of anything that comes to you during the week.
Friday 5th June:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.