(a responsive reading of scriptures)
One - "ĎYou shall be holy; for I the Lord your God am
All - "Once you were alienated from God and
mind because of your evil behavior.
One - But now God has reconciled you by Christís death to
holy in his sight, without blemish and free
All - If you continue in your faith, established and
the hope held out in the gospel. "
Left - "So then you are no longer strangers and
citizens with the saints and members of the
Right- built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
All - in whom the whole structure is joined together
a holy temple in the Lord.
One - in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place
of God in
All - "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved
And walk in
love, as Christ loved us and gave himself
up for us,
a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
One - "As obedient children, do not be conformed to the
your former ignorance.
All - but as he who called you is holy, be holy
in all your
conduct, since it is written, "You shall be
holy, for I
(1 Peter 1:14-16)
One - "You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a
own people, that you may declare the
deeds of him who called you out of
into his marvelous light.
All - Once you were no people but now you are Godís
once you had not received mercy but now
(1 Peter 2:9-10)