Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 16, 2017: Today our passages are  Micah 5:1–7:20; Revelation 7:1-17; Psalm 135:1-21; and Proverbs 30:5-6 .  The readings are from the Contemporary E...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 14, 2017: Today our passages are  Jonah 1:1–4:11; Revelation 5:1-14; Psalm 133:1-3; and Proverbs 29:26-27 .  The readings are from the Contemporary ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, December 17, 2017 (Third Sunday of Advent)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from the Old Testatment (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11), the Psalms (Psalm 126 or Luke 1:47-55), the Epistles (1 Thessalonians 5:16-24) and the Gospels (John 1:6-8, 19-28). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

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The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion— to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.

They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. For I the Lord love justice, I hate robbery and wrongdoing; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge that they are a people whom the Lord has blessed.

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

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When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.

Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb.

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.

Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.

Luke 1:47-55

"...and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what is good; abstain from every form of evil.

May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

Image result for john the baptistJohn 1:6-8, 19-28

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’” as the prophet Isaiah said. Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?” John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 13, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 13, 2017: Today our passages are  Obadiah 1-21; Revelation 4:1-11; Psalm 132:1-18; and Proverbs 29:24-25 .  The readings are from the Contemporary E...

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 11, 2017: Today our passages are  Amos 4:1–6:14; Revelation 2:18–3:6; Psalm 130:1-8; and Proverbs 29:19-20 .  The readings are from the Contemporary...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 10, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 10, 2017: Today our passages are  Amos 1:1–3:15; Revelation 2:1-17; Psalm 129:1-8; and Proverbs 29:19-20 .  The readings are from the Contemporary E...

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 10, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 10, 2017: Today our passages are  Amos 1:1–3:15; Revelation 2:1-17; Psalm 129:1-8; and Proverbs 29:19-20 .  The readings are from the Contemporary E...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 9, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 9, 2017: Today our passages are  Joel 1:1–3:21; Revelation 1:1-20; Psalm 128:1-6; and Proverbs 29:18 .  The readings are from the Contemporary Engl...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, December 10, 2017 (Second Sunday of Advent)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from the Old Testatment (Isaiah 40:1-11), the Psalms (Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13), the Epistles (2 Peter 3:8-15a) and the Gospels (Mark 1:1-8). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” A voice says, “Cry out!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.

Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Image result for Psalm 85Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. Selah

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.

Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.

The Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.

Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.

2 Peter 3:8-15a

But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.

The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.

Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire? But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. 

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Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,

“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way;
the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight,’”

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 6, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 6, 2017: Today our passages are  Hosea 4:1–5:15; 2 John 1-13; Psalm 125:1-5; and Proverbs 29:9-11 .  The readings are from the Contemporary English...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 5, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 5, 2017: Today our passages are  Hosea 1:1-3:5; 1 John 5:1-21; Psalm 128:1-8; and Proverbs 29:5-8 .  The readings are from the Contemporary English...

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 4, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 4, 2017: Today our passages are  Daniel 11:36–12:13; 1 John 4:1-21; Psalm 123:1-4; and Proverbs 29:2-4 .  The readings are from the Contemporary En...

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 2, 2017: Today our passages are Daniel 9:1–11:1; 1 John 2:18–3:6; Psalm 121:1-8; and Proverbs 28:27-28.  The readings are from the Contemporary Eng...

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 1, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for December 1, 2017: Today our passages are   Daniel 8:1-27; 1 John 2:1-17; Psalm 120:1-7; and Proverbs 28:25-26. The readings are from the Contemporary Englis...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, December 3, 2017 (First Sunday of Advent)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from the Old Testatment (Isaiah 64:1-9), the Psalms (Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19), the Epistles (1 Corinthians 1:3-9) and the Gospels (Mark 13:24-37). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Image result for Isaiah 64:1-9Isaiah 64:1-9

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence! When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence. From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him. You meet those who gladly do right, those who remember you in your ways. But you were angry, and we sinned; because you hid yourself we transgressed.

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. There is no one who calls on your name, or attempts to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity. Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord, and do not remember iniquity forever. Now consider, we are all your people.

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
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Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth

before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us!

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?

You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.

You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.

Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself.

Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name.

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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“But in those days, after that suffering,
the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will be falling from heaven,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

“But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 27, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 27, 2017: Today our passages are   Daniel 4:1-37; 2 Peter 1:1-21; Psalm 119:97-112; and Proverbs 28:17-18 .  The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 25, 2017: Today our passages are     Daniel 1:1–2:23; 1 Peter 3:8–4:6; Psalm 119:65-80; and Proverbs 28:14 .  The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 22, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 22, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 44:1– 45:12; 1 Peter 1:1-12; Psalm 119:17-32; and Proverbs 28:8-10 .  The readings are from the  Contempo...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 21, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 42:1– 43:27; James 5:1-20; Psalm 119:1-16; and Proverbs 28:6-7 .  The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 20, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 40:28–41:26; James 4:1-17; Psalm 118:19-29; and Proverbs 28:3-5 .  The readings are from the  Contemporar...

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 19, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 19, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 39:1– 40:27; James 2:18–3:18; Psalm 118:1-18; and Proverbs 28:2 .  The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 18, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 18, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 37:1-38:23; James 1:19–2:17; Psalm 117:1-2; and Proverbs 28:1 .  The readings are from the  Contemporary ...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 15, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 31:1–32:32; Hebrews 12:14-29; Psalm 113:1–114:8; and Proverbs 27:18-20 .  The readings are from the  Cont...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 14, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 29:1–30:26; Hebrews 11:32–12:13; Psalm 112:1-10; and Proverbs 27:17 .  The readings are from the  Contemp...

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 13, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 13, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 27:1–28:26; Hebrews 11:17-31; Psalm 111:1-10; and Proverbs 27:15-16 .  The readings are from the  Contemp...

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 12, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 12, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 24:1–26:21; Hebrews 11:1-16; Psalm 110:1-7; and Proverbs 27:14 .  The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 8, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 8, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 18:1–19:14; Hebrews 9:1-10; Psalm 106:32-48; and Proverbs 27:10 .  The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 2, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 3:16–6:14; Hebrews 4:1-16; Psalm 104:24-35; and Proverbs 26:27.   The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 1, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for November 1, 2017: Today our passages are   Ezekiel 1:1–3:15; Hebrews 3:1-19; Psalm 104:1-23; and Proverbs 26:24-26.   The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 31, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 31, 2017: Today our passages are   Lamentations 4:1–5:22; Hebrews 2:1-18; Psalm 103:1-22; and Proverbs 26:23 .  The readings are from the  Contempor...

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 30, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 30, 2017: Today our passages are  Lamentations 2:20–3:66; Hebrews 1:1-14; Psalm 102:1-28; and Proverbs 26:21-22.   The readings are from the  Contem...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 26, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 26, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 49:23–50:46; Titus 1:1-6; Psalm 97:1–98:9; and Proverbs 26:13-16 . The readings are from the  Contempora...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 25, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 48:1–49:22; 2 Timothy 4:1-22; Psalm 95:1–96:13; and Proverbs 26:9-12. The readings are from the  Contemp...

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 23, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 23, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 42:1–44:23; 2 Timothy 2:1-21; Psalm 92:1–93:5; and Proverbs 26:3-5 . The readings are from the  Contempo...

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 22, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 22, 2017: Today our passages are    Jeremiah 39:1–41:18; 2 Timothy 1:1-18; Psalm 90:1–91:16; and Proverbs 26:1-2 . The readings are from the  Contem...

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 20, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 35:1–36:32; 1 Timothy 5:1-25; Psalm 89:14-37; and Proverbs 25:25-27 . The readings are from the  Contemp...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, October 22, 2017 (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from the Old Testatment (Exodus 33:12-23 or Isaiah 45:1-7), the Psalms (Psalm 99 or Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)), the Epistles (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10) and the Gospels (Matthew 22:15-22). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” And he said to him, “If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here. For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.” The Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”Moses said, “Show me your glory, I pray.” And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, ‘The Lord’; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. But,” he said, “you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.” And the Lord continued, “See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”


Image result for Isaiah 45:1-7Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before him— and the gates shall not be closed: I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me.


I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, though you do not know me, so that they may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the Lord do all these things.


The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.

Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!

Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he!

Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called on his name. They cried to the Lord, and he answered them.

He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees, and the statutes that he gave them.

O Lord our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.

Extol the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy.


Image result for Psalm 96O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth.

(Say among the nations, “The Lord is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy


before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.)


Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.


And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.


Image result for render unto caesarThen the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 18, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 18, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 31:27–32:44; 1 Timothy 3:1-16; Psalm 88:1-18; and Proverbs 25:20-22 . The readings are from the  Contemp...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 17, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 17, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 30:1–31:26; 1 Timothy 2:1-15; Psalm 87:1-7; and Proverbs 25:18-19 . The readings are from the  Contempor...

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 16, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 28:1–29:32; 1 Timothy 1:1-20; Psalm 86:1-17; and Proverbs 25:17 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 15, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 26:1–27:22; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18; Psalm 85:1-13; and Proverbs 25:16 . The readings are from the  Conte...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 14, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 23:21–25:38; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17; Psalm 84:1-12; and Proverbs 25:15 . The readings are from the  Cont...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 12, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 12, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 19:1–21:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-28; Psalm 82:1-8; and Proverbs 25:8-10 . The readings are from the  Cont...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 11, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 16:16–18:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:1–5:3; Psalm 81:1-16; and Proverbs 25:6-7 . The readings are from the  ...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 10, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 10, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 14:11–16:15; 1 Thessalonians 2:10–3:13; Psalm 80:1-19; and Proverbs 25:1-5 . The readings are from the  ...

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 9, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 9, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 12:1–14:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1–2:9; Psalm 79:1-13; and Proverbs 24:30-34 . The readings are from the  C...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 7, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 7, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 8:8–9:26; Colossians 3:1-17; Psalm 78:32-55; and Proverbs 24:27 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 6, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 6, 2017: Today our passages are  Jeremiah 6:15–8:7; Colossians 2:8-23; Psalm 78:1-31; and Proverbs 24:26 . The readings are from the  Contemporary ...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, October 8, 2017 (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from the Old Testatment (Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 or Isaiah 5:1-7), the Psalms (Psalm 19 or Psalm 80:7-15), the Epistles (Philippians 3:4b-14) and the Gospels (Matthew 21:33-46). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Image result for moses receives the ten commandmentsExodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name. Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work.

Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, they were afraid and trembled and stood at a distance, and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.”

Isaiah 5:1-7

Image result for Isaiah 5:1-7Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!

Image result for Psalm 19Psalm 19

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;

yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,

which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.

Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.

Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 80:7-15

Image result for Psalm 80Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land.

The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches;

it sent out its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the River.

Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?

The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it.

Turn again, O God of hosts; look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine,

the stock that your right hand planted.

Philippians 3:4b-14

If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.

Image result for parable of the vineyardMatthew 21:33-46

“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.” So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.” Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’? Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.” When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 3, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 3, 2017: Today our passages are   Jeremiah 1:1–2:30; Philippians 4:1-23; Psalm 75:1-10; and Proverbs 24:17-20 . The readings are from the  Contempo...

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for October 2, 2017: Today our passages are     Isaiah 66:1-24; Philippians 3:4b-21; Psalm 74:1-23; and Proverbs 24:15-16 . The readings are from the  Contempo...

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 30, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 30, 2017: Today our passages are   Isaiah 60:1–62:5; Philippians 1:27–2:18; Psalm 72:1-20; and Proverbs 24:11-12 . The readings are from the  Contem...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 28, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 28, 2017: Today our passages are   Isaiah 54:1–57:13; Ephesians 6:1-24; Psalm 70:1-5; and Proverbs 24:8 . The readings are from the  Contemporary En...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from the Old Testatment (Exodus 17:1-7 or Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32), the Psalms (Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 or Psalm 25:1-9), the Epistles (Philippians 2:1-13) and the Gospels (Matthew 21:23-32). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Exodus 17:1-7

From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?” But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried out to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” The Lord said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarreled and tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

Image result for Ezekiel 18The word of the Lord came to me: What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge”? As I live, says the Lord God, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. Know that all lives are mine; the life of the parent as well as the life of the child is mine: it is only the person who sins that shall die. Yet you say, “The way of the Lord is unfair.” Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way unfair? Is it not your ways that are unfair? When the righteous turn away from their righteousness and commit iniquity, they shall die for it; for the iniquity that they have committed they shall die. Again, when the wicked turn away from the wickedness they have committed and do what is lawful and right, they shall save their life. Because they considered and turned away from all the transgressions that they had committed, they shall surely live; they shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, “The way of the Lord is unfair.” O house of Israel, are my ways unfair? Is it not your ways that are unfair?

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, all of you according to your ways, says the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions; otherwise iniquity will be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed against me, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord God. Turn, then, and live.

Image result for Psalm 78Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old,

things that we have heard and known, that our ancestors have told us.

We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.

In the sight of their ancestors he worked marvels in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.

He divided the sea and let them pass through it, and made the waters stand like a heap.

In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all night long with a fiery light.

He split rocks open in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.

He made streams come out of the rock, and caused waters to flow down like rivers.

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To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.

Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Philippians 2:1-13

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Image result for Matthew 21:23-32Matthew 21:23-32

When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 27, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 27, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 51:1–53:12; Ephesians 5:1-33; Psalm 69:19-36; and Proverbs 24:7 . The readings are from the  Contemporary E...

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 25, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 45:11–48:11; Ephesians 4:1-16; Psalm 68:19-35; and Proverbs 24:3-4 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 24, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 24, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 43:14–45:10; Ephesians 3:1-21; Psalm 68:1-18; and Proverbs 24:1-2 . The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 21, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 37:1–38:22; Galatians 6:1-18; Psalm 65:1-13; and Proverbs 23:24-25 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 20, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 33:13–36:22; Galatians 5:13-26; Psalm 64:1-10; and Proverbs 23:23 . The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 17, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 17, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 25:1–28:13; Galatians 3:10-22; Psalm 61:1-8; and Proverbs 23:17-18 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 16, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 22:1–24:23; Galatians 2:17–3:9; Psalm 60:1-12; and Proverbs 23:15-1 .  The readings are from the  Contempor...

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 15, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 19:1–21:17; Galatians 2:1-16; Psalm 59:1-17; and Proverbs 23:13-14.  The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 14, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 14, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 15:1–18:7; Galatians 1:1-24; Psalm 58:1-11; and Proverbs 23:12 . The readings are from the  Contemporary En...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 13, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 13, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 12:1–14:32; 2 Corinthians 13:1-14; Psalm 57:1-11; and Proverbs 23:9-11.  The readings are from the  Contemp...

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 11, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 8:1–9:21; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10; Psalm 55:1-23; and Proverbs 23:4-5 . The readings are from the  Contempora...

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 10, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 10, 2017: Today our passages are  Isaiah 6:1–7:25; 2 Corinthians 11:16-33; Psalm 54:1-7; and Proverbs 23:1-3 . The readings are from the  Contempora...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 7, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 7, 2017: Today our passages are  Song of Songs 5:1-8:14; 2 Corinthians 9:1-15; Psalm 51:1-19; and Proverbs 22:24-25. The readings are from the  Con...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 6, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 6, 2017: Today our passages are  Song of Songs 1:1-4:16; 2 Corinthians 8:16-24; Psalm 50:1-23; and Proverbs 22:22-23 . The readings are from the  C...

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 3, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 3, 2017: Today our passages are  Ecclesiastes 4:1–6:12; 2 Corinthians 6:14–7:7; Psalm 47:1-9; and Proverbs 22:16 . The readings are from the  Conte...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 2, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 2, 2017: Today our passages are  Ecclesiastes 1:1–3:22; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Psalm 46:1-11; and Proverbs 22:15 . The readings are from the  Contem...

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 1, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for September 1, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 40:1–42:17; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21; Psalm 45:1-17; and Proverbs 22:14 . The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 30, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 30, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 34:1–36:33; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Psalm 44:1-8; and Proverbs 22:10-12 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 29, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 29, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 31:1–33:33; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Psalm 43:1-5; and Proverbs 22:8-9 . The readings are from the  Contemporary ...

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 28, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 28, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 28:1–30:31; 2 Corinthians 2:12-17; Psalm 42:1-11; and Proverbs 22:7 . The readings are from the  Contemporary ...

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 27, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 27, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 23:1–27:23; 2 Corinthians 1:12–2:11; Psalm 41:1-13; and Proverbs 22:5-6 . The readings are from the  Contempor...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 26, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 26, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 20:1–22:30; 2 Corinthians 1:1-11; Psalm 40:11-17; and Proverbs 22:2-4 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 25, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 25, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 16:1–19:29; 1 Corinthians 16:1-24; Psalm 40:1-10; and Proverbs 22:1 . The readings are from the  Contemporary ...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 24, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 24, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 12:1–15:35; 1 Corinthians 15:29-58; Psalm 39:1-13; and Proverbs 21:30-31 . The readings are from the  Contempo...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 23, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 23, 2017: Today our passages are  Job 8:1–11:20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; Psalm 38:1-22; and Proverbs 21:28-29. The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 21, 2017: Today our passages are   Today our passages are Job 1:1–3:26; 1 Corinthians 14:1-17; Psalm 37:12-29; and Proverbs 21:25-26. The readings a...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 20, 2017: Today our passages are   Esther 8:1–10:3; 1 Corinthians 12:27–13:13; Psalm 37:1-11; and Proverbs 21:23-24 .   The readings are from the  C...

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 18, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 18, 2017: Today our passages are   Esther 1:1–3:15; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; Psalm 35:17-28; and Proverbs 21:19-20 .   The readings are from the  Con...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 17, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 17, 2017: Today our passages are   Nehemiah 12:27–13:31; 1 Corinthians 11:3-16; Psalm 35:1-16; and Proverbs 21:17-18 .   The readings are from the ...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 16, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 16, 2017: Today our passages are  Nehemiah 11:1 - 12:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:2 ; Psalm 34:11-22 ; and Proverbs  21:14-16 .   The readings are fro...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 15, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 15, 2017: Today our passages are  Nehemiah 9:22–10:39; 1 Corinthians 9:19–10:13; Psalm 34:1-10; and Proverbs 21:13 .   The readings are from the  Co...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 13, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 13, 2017: Today our passages are  Nehemiah 5:14–7:60; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Psalm 33:1-11; and Proverbs 21:8-10 .   The readings are from the  Conte...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 12, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 12, 2017: Today our passages are Nehemiah 3:15–5:13; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40; Psalm 32:1-11; and Proverbs 21:5-7 .   The readings are from the  Contem...

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 11, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 11, 2017: Today our passages are  Nehemiah 1:1–3:14; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24; Psalm 31:19-24; and Proverbs 21:4 .   The readings are from the  Contemp...