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Bible readings for Sunday, July 12, 2020

The first Reading is Isaiah 55:10-13.  This passage is filled with hope: God’s Word is like the snow and rain replenishing the earth; God’s Word will accomplish the very thing He sends it to do.  This is Good News and … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, July 5, 2020

The First Reading, recorded in Zechariah 9:9-12, is a passage we hear quoted in the Gospels as Jesus is riding the donkey into Jerusalem to begin Holy Week, we call it the Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem.  Notice the theme of … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, June 28, 2020

The First Reading is Jeremiah 28:5-9.  This passage exemplifies the problem of true and false prophecy, and to a larger extent true and false teaching.  Obviously, this is not a new problem: true and false teaching and theology was a … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, June 21, 2020

The First Reading is recorded in Jeremiah 20:7-13.  This is a confusing passage to wade through; the prophet Jeremiah is complaining to God because he is facing persecution and hardship from the enemies of the Lord; Jeremiah didn’t expect this … Continue reading

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Bible readings for June 14, 2020

We are now entering into the longest season of the Church year, the season of Pentecost, when we look closely at Jesus’ earthly ministry, and of God’s actions throughout the Bible. The First Reading is recorded in Exodus 19:2-8a.  This … Continue reading

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Bible readings for June 7, 2020

Today is Holy Trinity Sunday, the Sunday when we emphasize that the God we worship and follow is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This is difficult for us to understand, but with God all things … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, May 31, 2020

This Sunday is the Day of Pentecost.  Symbols used for the Day of Pentecost include doves because the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus as a dove at His Baptism.  Also flames or tongues of fire are used as a reminder … Continue reading

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Bible readings for May 24, 2020

With this Sunday we come to the end of the Easter season, often called a Week of Weeks, because it lasts 7 weeks, a complete number in the Bible.  And the Easter season is always a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, April 12, 2020

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! In today’s First Reading, Acts 10:34-43 (during the seven Sundays of Easter the First Readings are from the book of Acts), we read the apostle Peter’s proclamation to Cornelius (a Roman military … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Feb. 2, 2020

The First Reading, recorded in Micah 6:1-8, is a court case. The LORD is bringing an indictment against His people because they have turned to other gods. One might expect that the LORD would point out the sins of the … Continue reading

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