IV. Selection of Scripture Readings
B. Second Reading: (Select one reading only) † Often chosen.
1. Outside of Easter Season: (New Testament)
Since we are now justified by His Blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath.
Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.
† Romans 6:3-9 (Long Form) or Romans 6:3-9 (Short Form)
We too might live in newness of life.
† Romans 8:14-23
We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
† Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39
What will separate us from the love of Christ?
† Romans 14:7-9, 10c-12
Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28 (Long Form) or 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 (Short Form)
So too in Christ shall all be brought to life.
† 1 Corinthians 15:51-57
Death is swallowed up in victory.
† 2 Corinthians 4:14 – 5:1
What is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
† 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10
We have a building from God, eternal in heaven.
He will change our lowly bodies to conform to his glory.
† 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
2 Timothy 2:8-13
If we have died with him we shall also live with him.
† 1 John 3:1-2
We shall see him as he is.
† 1 John 3:14-16
We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.