Category Archives: Bible Reading

Readings for the week of August 19, 2018

The First Reading is recorded in Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18. This passage is the renewal of the covenant the LORD made with the people of Israel as they were well on the way of conquering the Promised Land. Keep in mind the … Continue reading

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Readings for the week of August 12, 2018

The First Reading is recorded in 1 Kings 19:1-8, and is set in the context of Elijah’s contest with the prophets of the false god Baal, which king Ahab and queen Jezebel worshiped and supported. Read 1 Kings 18 to … Continue reading

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Readings for Sunday, August 5, 2018

The First Reading is recorded in Exodus 16:2-15. The context is that God has rescued His people from slavery in Egypt. The people have seen the miracles of God which He used to show His power over pharaoh and the … Continue reading

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Readings for Sunday July 29, 2018

Today’s First Reading, Genesis 9:8-17, is recorded after the account of the devastating flood sent by God to destroy sinful humanity: the story of Noah and the ark. In the flood we see God’s judgment on human sin – He … Continue reading

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Readings for the week of July 22, 2018

The First Reading is found in Jeremiah 23:1-6. This passage is written as an indictment against the leaders of Israel of Jeremiah’s day: they were not taking care of the people of God; in fact, they were scattering them instead … Continue reading

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Readings for the week of July 15, 2018

The first Reading is recorded in Amos 7:7-15. Before reading the lesson, consider some of the cliches we use in our society, for example: How are you measuring up? Are you standing straight and true? Those cliches, and similar ones, … Continue reading

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Readings for the week of June 17, 2018

The First Reading is recorded in Ezekiel 17:22-24. This passage begins by bringing up the beautiful image of the cedars of Lebanon, cedar trees that graced the high hills of Lebanon, and that were used in building the Temple in … Continue reading

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