January 11, 2019

First Letter of John 5: 5- 13

5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God!
5:6 This is the One who came by water and blood: Jesus Christ. Not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit is the One who testifies that the Christ is the Truth.
5:7 For there are Three who give testimony in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit. And these Three are One.
5:8 And there are three who give testimony on earth: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood. And these three are one.
5:9 If we accept the testimony of men, then the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony of God, which is greater: that he has testified about his Son.
5:10 Whoever believes in the Son of God, holds the testimony of God within himself. Whoever does not believe in the Son, makes him a liar, because he does not believe in the testimony which God has testified about his Son.
5:11 And this is the testimony which God has given to us: Eternal Life. And this Life is in his Son.
5:12 Whoever has the Son, has Life. Whoever does not have the Son, does not have Life.
5:13 I am writing this to you, so that you may know that you have Eternal Life: you who believe in the name of the Son of God.

The Holy Gospel According to Luke   5: 12-16

5:12 And it happened that, while he was in a certain city, behold, there was a man full of leprosy who, upon seeing Jesus and falling to his face, petitioned him, saying: “Lord, if you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.”
5:13 And extending his hand, he touched him, saying: “I am willing. Be cleansed.” And at once, the leprosy departed from him.
5:14 And he instructed him that he should tell no one, “But go, show yourself to the priest, and make the offering for your cleansing, just as Moses has commanded, as a testimony for them.”
5:15 Yet word of him traveled around all the more. And great crowds came together, so that they might listen and be cured by him from their infirmities.
5:16 And he withdrew into the desert and prayed.