FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT — Year B

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.

Grace and peace from the One God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

I continually thank my God for you because of the gift bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, in whom you have been richly endowed with every gift of speech and knowledge.  In the same way, the witness I bore to Christ has been so confirmed among you that you lack no spiritual gift, as you wait for the revelation of our Savior Jesus Christ.  God will strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Savior Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, through whom you have been called into intimacy with Jesus, our Savior.

The Word of God recorded in the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.