Category Archives: Bible Reading

Bible readings for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

The First Reading is recorded in Genesis 32:22-30. Some background: Jacob, the second born twin, wouldn’t help his starving brother unless Esau sold him the birthright, making Jacob the first son, and then Jacob tricked their father Isaac into giving … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday Oct. 13, 2019

The First Reading, Ruth 1:1-19a, seems to be a text of despair: there was a famine, a family of Israel was forced to leave the land God had given to them, the husband died, the two sons marry outside of … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday Oct. 6, 2019

The First Reading is recorded in Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4. As the book opens the prophet Habakkuk complains to the LORD that violence and evil are all around and the LORD does not respond to Habakkuk’s pleas. Sounds like today, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday Sept. 29, 2019

The First Reading is recorded in Amos 6:1-7. The message in this reading is indicative of the prophets: a warning to those who are self-centered, who don’t care for those who are in need. The LORD warns that those who … Continue reading

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The First Reading is recorded in Ezekiel 34:11-24. This is a wonderful passage of comfort and hope to a people who have just experienced the destruction of Jerusalem and of the Temple. They were feeling hopeless and helpless. In this … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

The First Reading is recorded in Deuteronomy 30:15-20. The people of Israel are confronted with a choice: will they walk in the covenant the Lord has established with them, a covenant which will bring them life, or will they choose … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sept. 1, 2019

The First Reading is recorded in Proverbs 25:2-10. One of the themes that runs through the reading is a theme of humbleness, of not putting oneself before others. There are warnings if embarrassment if one tries to make more of … Continue reading

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