Bible readings for Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020

As we approach the end of the Church Year, we hear prophecies of the coming of the Lord.  The prophets often proclaimed that the Day of the Lord would be a day of judgment on those who were unrepentant.  Today’s … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020

We are now approaching the end of the Church Year.  The Church Year begins with Advent, the time of preparation for the coming of Jesus, and continues with the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25 – Jan. 5).  Then Epiphany, … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, November 1, 2020

This Sunday is All Saints Sunday, the Sunday when we pause to remember those who have died in the faith, trusting in Jesus as Lord and Savior.  We give thanks that even though we may grieve the loss of loved-ones, … Continue reading

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Bible readings for October 25, 2020

Today the Readings will deviate from the regular lectionary and emphasize Reformation Sunday.  This is the Sunday when we remember the stand Martin Luther took 500 years ago against drifting away from the Bible that the Church of his day … Continue reading

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Bible readings for October 18, 2020

Who is in charge?  That’s a question many ask, including government leaders, emperors, and conquerors.  Today’s First Reading, from Isaiah 45:1-7, reminds us that God is ultimately in charge, and He will use leaders, including emperors, to accomplish His will.  … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020

The First Reading, Isaiah 25:6-9, is an oasis of hope and assurance from and in the Lord in the midst of warnings from God to turn from sin, or punishment would come.  Isaiah often had to warn God’s people that … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020

Some background to today’s First Reading, Isaiah 5:1-7, is that the nation of Israel is likened to a vineyard which the Lord has planted.  The poem is a love song about the vineyard, but the song does not end as … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sept. 27, 2020

The First Reading, from Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, is a call to repentance, but also a warning that to turn away from the Lord to sin will bring punishment.  In antiquity is was not uncommon that a person’s family could be … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sept. 20, 2020

In the First Reading, Isaiah 55:6-9, we hear the call to return to the Lord, there is still time to repent.  As Isaiah says, let us turn from sin and return to the Lord.  Through Christ we can approach the … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sept 13, 2020

What would you do if someone hurt you very badly, and the actions they took could even cause your death, and you had the opportunity to get back at them?  Would you get revenge, or would you forgive?  That is … Continue reading

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