Isaiah 2: 1-5
Isaiah has a vision in which all peoples will stream to the Temple of the Lord, and he will establish a kingdom where there will be no more war.

Romans 13: 11-14
Paul urges the Romans to give up the ways of the night and live sober lives in the light of the day.

Matthew 24: 37-44
Jesus urges his disciples to remain awake and ready for the coming of the Son of Man.

2 Samuel 5: 1-3
David is chosen as the undisputed king of Israel by all the tribes at Hebron. David was God’s choice; people agree that he alone is fit to lead God’s people.

Colossians 1: 12-20
The Son of God is the image of the unseen God, the firstborn of all creation, the one who existed before anything was created.

Luke 23: 35-43
The kingship of Jesus is recognised by the unlikeliest of people: a self-confessed criminal who admits he deserves to die for what he has done.

Malachi 3: 19-20
The future that is known to God alone will see the just enjoy healing and reward, while the wicked will experience retribution.

2 Thessalonians 3: 7-12
Work and pray hard, striking a holy and wholesome balance between work, service and prayer

Luke 21: 5-19
Even the most significant human achievements will pass away, but endurance and faithfulness to God through the worst of times will win us favour with God.

2 Maccabees 7: 1-2. 9-14
The seven brothers place their trust in God and in the resurrection from the dead

2 Thessalonians 2: 16-3:5
Paul encourages the Thessalonians to persevere in their faith.

Luke 20: 27-38
Despite the mocking of the Sadducees, Jesus shows that God’s very nature means there is a resurrection from the dead for those who are worthy.

Ecclesiasticus 35: 12-14. 16-19
God’s judgement of people depends not on their status but on the attitudes of their hearts.

2 Timothy 4: 6-8. 16-18
The Lord is the righteous judge who stands by Paul in the face of all who seek to do him harm.

Luke 18: 9-14

The Pharisee judges himself to be better than the tax collector, but it is the humble man’s prayer that is heard.