2 Corinthians 13:3-14 (Epistle)
3since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.
4For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God.
For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.
5Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.
Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? –
unless indeed you are disqualified.6But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.7
Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified.8For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
9For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete.
10Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction.
11Finally, brethren, farewell.
Be of good comfort,
be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.13All the saints greet you
14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
Luke 4:1-15 (Gospel)
1Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
3And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”4But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”
5Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.6And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.7Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”8And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”
9Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.10For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you,’11and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”12And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’”
13Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.
14Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.15And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.