Category Archives: Bible Reading

Bible readings for May, 17, 2020

Today’s First Reading, Acts 17:16-31, shows the place of Christianity in relationship to the other religions of the world. Paul is in Athens, a very religious city, and Paul takes the opportunity to proclaim Jesus’ resurrection even though his hearers … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, May 10, 2020

The First Reading, Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60, shows us that all of us have a place of service in the Church/the Body of Christ. We see that the ministry of the apostles was to devote themselves to prayer and the … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, May 3, 2020

Today’s First Reading, Acts 2:42-47, immediately follows the giving of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, and the addition of about 3,000 new believers in Jesus.  Notice how they lived: they devoted themselves to four things: the apostles’ … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, April 26, 2020

During the Sundays of Easter, the First Readings are typically from the New Testament instead of the Old Testament.  Today’s reading is from Acts 2:14a, 36-41.  It includes part of the first Christian sermon delivered right after the giving of … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday April 19, 2020

The First Reading, Acts 5:29-42, is increasingly relevant to our world today – the Gospel of Jesus is increasingly being resisted by many in our world, and we are put in the position of who we will obey, God or … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, April 5, 2020

Today is Palm/Passion Sunday. We begin worship with the songs of joy and praise as Jesus entered Jerusalem, hailed as the Messiah, but humbly riding on a donkey. The Processional Gospel is recorded in John 12:12-19. What are our words … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for March 29, 2020

The First Reading is a well-known passage from Ezekiel, 37:1-14. Try reading the passage and not singing, “Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones…” It is the vision of the valley of dry bones. The point of the passage is … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, March 22, 2020

The First Reading is recorded is Isaiah 42:14-21. There are two references to blindness in this passage, one is that the people who are supposed to follow the Lord have turned from Him and are following idols – they are … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, March 15, 2020

The First Reading, recorded in Exodus 17:1-7, ends with a stark question: Is the LORD among us or not? The people of Israel had witnessed the 10 plagues in Egypt, leading to their exodus from Egypt; they had seen the … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, March 8, 2020

Today’s First Reading, Genesis 12:1-9, is one of the pivotal texts in the Bible. In this reading we see God’s Three-fold promise to Abraham: God promised to give Abraham land, descendants, and to bless him so that through Abraham God’s … Continue reading

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