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Bible readings for Sunday, April 18, 2021

During the seven Sundays of Easter most of the First Readings come from the book of Acts; today is no exception.  The First Reading is recorded in Acts 3:11-21.  The context is that Peter and John were on their way … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, April 11, 2021

The First Reading is recorded in Acts 4:32-35.  We see what life was like early in the history of the Church – they took care of each other.  The resurrection of Jesus made such an impact on each person that … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, April 4, 2021

Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia! As the people of God, we have the greatest message in which to rejoice!  Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has defeated sin, death, and the devil in His death and resurrection, … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, March 28, 2021

This Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday, and the readings reflect that emphasis.  The Readings begin with the Processional Gospel, John 12:12-19.  This is the evangelist John’s account of the Triumphant Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem the week before the crucifixion.  Listen … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, March 21, 2021

The First Reading for the Fifth Sunday in Lent is recorded in Jeremiah 31:31-34.  This is a passage we also read on Reformation Sunday each year.  The prophet Jeremiah spoke to a rebellious and sinful people; people who had turned … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, March 14, 2021

The First Reading is recorded in Numbers 21:4-9.  The events recounted occur during the Exodus from Egypt.  Keep in mind all that God has done for His people to rescue them from Egypt, and how He is providing for them … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, March 7, 2021

Which came first, God’s rescue of His enslaved people who were in Egypt, or the 10 Commandments?  Today’s First Reading, Exodus 20:1-17, answers this question.  As we look at the passage, it is clear that God rescued His people from … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

The First Reading, Genesis 17:1-7,15-16, is another time when we see God making a covenant with Abraham.  Notice what God promises to give to Abraham and Sarah: that He would establish His covenant with them, give them new names, which … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, February, 21, 2021

The First Reading is recorded in Genesis 22:1-18.  The background to this passage is that Abraham is about 115 years old at this point.  Isaac is about 15, and God has promised to continue His covenant through Isaac.  Ishmael, Abraham’s … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, February 14, 2021

This Sunday is the Transfiguration of Our Lord.  We will see Jesus shine with His heavenly glory, talk with Moses and Elijah – two of the most significant people in the Old Testament, hear the voice of God, and be … Continue reading

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