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 December 2 

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The Lectionary According to the Common Calendar

Psalm 122

1 I was glad when they said unto me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD." 
2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is united together, 
4 whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, according to the testimony of Israel to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. 
5 For there are set thrones of judgment, 
the thrones of the house of David. 

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 
"They shall prosper that love thee. 
7 Peace be within thy walls 
and prosperity within thy palaces." 
8 For my brethren and companions' sakes I will now say, "Peace be within thee." 
9 Because of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek thy good.

John 15:1-8

1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you.

4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, no more can ye, unless ye abide in Me.

5 "I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without Me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered; and men gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples.

Revelation 3:7-13

7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: `These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth: 8 I know thy works. Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. For thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My Word, and hast not denied My name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie -- behold, I will make them to come and worship at thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly; hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more; and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God, and I will write upon him My new name. 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches!'

Zechariah 3:1-10

1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, "The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD who hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee! Is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?" 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 And He answered and spoke unto those who stood before Him, saying, "Take away the filthy garments from him." And unto him He said, "Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment." 5 And I said, "Let them set a clean miter upon his head." So they set a clean miter upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by. 

6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying, 7 "Thus saith the LORD of hosts: `If thou wilt walk in My ways, and if thou wilt keep My ordinance, then thou shalt also judge My house, and shalt also keep My courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these who stand by. 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou and thy fellows who sit before thee; for they are men wondered at. For behold, I will bring forth My Servant the BRANCH. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua: upon one stone shall be seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave the engraving thereof,' saith the LORD of hosts, `and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 10 In that day,' saith the LORD of hosts, `shall ye call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree.'" 

Zechariah 4:1-7

1 And the angel who talked with me came again and waked me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep, 2 and said unto me, "What seest thou?" And I said, "I have looked and behold, a candlestick all of gold with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps which are upon the top thereof; 3 and two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof." 4 So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?" 5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and said unto me, "Knowest thou not what these be?" And I said, "No, my lord." 6 Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, "This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, `Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' saith the LORD of hosts. 7 Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain; and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, `Grace, grace unto it!'"


Words of Wisdom - Baruch 1:21-22

Nevertheless we have not hearkened unto the voice of the Lord our God, according unto all the words of the prophets whom He sent unto us; but every man followed the imagination of his own wicked heart to serve strange gods and to do evil in the sight of the Lord our God.


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