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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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Bible readings for Feb. 7, 2021

The First Reading for the 5th Sunday of Epiphany, Isaiah 40:21-31, is a passage in the part of the prophet Isaiah that was proclaimed to give comfort and hope to the people of Israel as they faced exile in Babylon.  … Continue reading

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Bible readings for January 31, 2021

“No one lives forever”, at least that’s how the old saying goes.  In today’s First Reading for the 4th Sunday of Epiphany, found in Deuteronomy 18:15-20, we see this sentiment – no one lives forever – as Moses is approaching … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

We are now in the midst of the season of Epiphany.  This is an exciting time of the Church Year as Epiphany sheds light upon Jesus as He is manifested to the world.  Epiphany takes highlights of Jesus’ life and … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

The First Reading, 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20), is the account of the call of Samuel into the LORD’s service.  Notice how persistent the LORD is in calling Samuel (He called Samuel four times before Samuel answered).  The LORD had specific plans for … Continue reading

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Bible readings for Jan. 10, 2020

We have now completed the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25 – Jan. 5), and celebrated the Day of Epiphany (Jan. 6th).  Epiphany is commemorated as the day the Wise Men came to Jesus.  Epiphany means: “to reveal”, or “to shed … Continue reading

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