Old Testament: Jeremiah 1:4-10 (17-19) (Epiphany 4: Series C)
The LORD cleanses, prepares, and fills the mouths of His prophets, so they might be able to proclaim the holy Word of the LORD.
Old Testament: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 (Epiphany 3: Series C)
Thus, the people weep and mourn, but they are told to cease with their mourning and rejoice and celebrate as a festival without worry or care, for the day is holy to the LORD who is their refuge and strength.
Old Testament: Isaiah 62:1-5 (Epiphany 2: Series C)
God created mankind to be His bride and now, in Christ Jesus, the Church of God is the bride of Christ.
Old Testament: Isaiah 60:1-6 (Epiphany: Series C)
This Epiphany text brings the coming of the Light and the Light shining in the darkness drawing all men to it together.
Old Testament: 1 Kings 3:4-15 (Christmas 2: Series C)
Solomon uses his new gift of wisdom immediately, but as he grows older he appears to use this gift less and less!