Scripture Readings for May 27, 2018 (New Revised Standard Version)
Isaiah 6:1-8 and Psalm 29 • Romans 8:12-17 • John 3:1-17
6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty;
and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
6:2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered
their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.
6:3 And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole
earth is full of his glory."
6:4 The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house
filled with smoke.
6:5 And I said: "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a
people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!"
6:6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the
altar with a pair of tongs.
6:7 The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: "Now that this has touched your lips,
your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out."
6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for
us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!"
29:1 Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
29:2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor.
29:3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD,
over mighty waters.
29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
29:5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks the cedars of
29:6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.
29:7 The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
29:8 The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of
29:9 The voice of the LORD causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare; and in
his temple all say, "Glory!"
29:10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king
29:11 May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with
8:12 So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to
8:13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to
death the deeds of the body, you will live.
8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
8:15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have
received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!"
8:16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
8:17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ--if, in fact, we
suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
3:1 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.
3:2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher
who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the
presence of God."
3:3 Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God
without being born from above."
3:4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one
enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?"
3:5 Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God
without being born of water and Spirit.
3:6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born from above.'
3:8 The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know
where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
3:9 Nicodemus said to him, "How can these things be?"
3:10 Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand
3:11 "Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen;
yet you do not receive our testimony.
3:12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe
if I tell you about heavenly things?
3:13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the
Son of Man.
3:14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man
be lifted up,
3:15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who
believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
3:17 "Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in
order that the world might be saved through him.