Psalm 27:1, 4-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
9:1 But there will be
no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he
brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea,
the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those
who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they
rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult
when dividing plunder.
For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of
1:1 The Lord is my
light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the
stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
One thing I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after: to live in
the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the
beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will
conceal me under the cover of his tent: he will set me high on a
Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I
will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing
and make melody to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
"Come," my heart says, "seek his face!" Your
face, Lord, do I seek.
Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in
anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not
forsake me, O God of my salvation!
1:10 Now I appeal to
you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions
among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same
For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there are
quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters.
What I mean is that each of you says, "I belong to
Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong
to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ."
Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you
baptized in the name of Paul?
I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name.
(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do
not know whether I baptized anyone else.)
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel,
and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might
not be emptied of its power.
For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are
perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
4:12 Now when Jesus
heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.
He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the
territory of Zebulun and Naphtali,
so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be
"Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea,
across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles
the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for
those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has
From that time Jesus began to proclaim, "Repent, for the
kingdom of heaven has come near."
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon,
who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into
the sea for they were fishermen.
And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fish for
Immediately they left their nets and followed him.
As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of
Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father
Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them.
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and
proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease
and every sickness among the people.