Scripture Readings

OLD TESTAMENT

Genesis 1:26-28                               Woman and man created in the image of God

Genesis 2:18-24                               Companionship rather than loneliness

Proverbs 3:3-6                                 Loyalty and faithfulness written on the heart

Song of Solomon 2:10-13            The voice of the beloved

Song of Solomon 8:6-7                 Many waters cannot quench love

Isaiah 63:7-9                                     God’s steadfast love lifts up the people

Jeremiah 31:31-34                         The new covenant of the people of God

PSALM

Psalm 67                                             May God be merciful to us and bless us

Psalm 100                                          We are God’s people and the sheep of God’s pasture

Psalm 117                                          The steadfast love of the Lord

Psalm 121                                          The Lord keeps watch over you

Psalm 127                                          Unless the Lord builds the house

Psalm 128                                          Blessed are those who walk in the Lord’s ways

Psalm 150                                          Let everything that breaths praise the Lord

NEW TESTAMENT

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39               If God is for us, who is against us

Romans 12:1-2, 9-18                     A living sacrifice and genuine love

1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13          The greatest gift is love

Ephesians 3:14-19                          The breadth, length, height and depth of Christ’s love

Ephesians 5:1-2, 21-33                 Walk in love, as Christ loved us

Philippians 4:4-9                             Rejoice in the Lord always

Colossians 3:12-17                          Clothed in compassion, kindness, meekness and patience

1 John 3:18-24                                 Let us love in truth and action

1 John 4:7-16                                    Let us love one another for love is of God

GOSPEL

Matthew 5:1-10                               The beatitudes

Matthew 5:14-16                            You are the light, let your light shine

Matthew 7:21, 24-29                      A wise person builds upon the rock

Matthew 19:3-6                               What God has united must not be divided

Matthew 22:35-40                           Love, the greatest commandment

Mark 10:6-9                                      They are no longer two but one

John 2:1-11                                        The wedding at Cana

John 15:9-17                                     Love one another as I have loved you