Friday, April 28, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 28, 2017: Today our passages are Judges 8:18–9:21; Luke 23:44–24:12; Psalm 99:1-9; and Proverbs 14:9-10. The readings are from the  Contempo...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 25, 2017: Today our passages are Judges 4:1–5:31; Luke 22:35-53; Psalm 94:1-23; and Proverbs 14:3-4. The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 24, 2017: Today our passages are Judges 2:10–3:31; Luke 22:14-34; Psalm 92:1–93:5; and Proverbs 14:1-2. The readings are from the  Contempo...

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 23, 2017: Today our passages are Judges 1:1–2:9; Luke 21:29–22:13; Psalm 90:1–91:1; and Proverbs 13:24-25. The readings are from the  Conte...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 22, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 24:1-33; Luke 21:1-28; Psalm 89:38-52; and Proverbs 13:20-23. The readings are from the  Contemporary...

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 21, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 22:21–23:16; Luke 20:27-47; Psalm 89:14-37; and Proverbs 13:17-19. The readings are from the  Contem...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 20, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 21:1–22:20; Luke 20:1-26; Psalm 89:1-13; and Proverbs 13:15-16. The readings are from the  Contempor...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, April 23, 2017 (The Second Sunday of Easter)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from Acts (Acts 2:14a, 22-32), the Psalms (Psalm 16), the Epistles (1 Peter 1:3-9and the Gospels (John 20:19-31). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Image result for peter preachingActs 2:14a, 22-32

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. “You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know— this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ “Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, ‘He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.’ This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.

Psalm 16

Image result for psalm 16:1Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.

Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.

For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.

You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

1 Peter 1:3-9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

CaravaggioJohn 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 19, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 19:1–20:9; Luke 19:28-48; Psalm 88:1-18; and Proverbs 13:12-14. The readings are from the  Contempor...

Monday, April 17, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 17, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 15:1-63; Luke 18:18-43; Psalm 86:1-17; and Proverbs 13:9-10 . The readings are from the  Contemporary ...

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 16, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 13:1–14:15; Luke 18:1-17; Psalm 85:1-13; and Proverbs 13:7-8 . The readings are from the  Contemporar...

Friday, April 14, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 14, 2017: Today our passages are  Joshua 11:1–12:24; Luke 17:11-37; Psalm 84:1-12; and Proverbs 13:5-6 . The readings are from the  Contempo...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 13, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 9:3–10:43; Luke 16:19–17:10; Psalm 83:1-18; and Proverbs 13:4 . The readings are from the  Contempor...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 12, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 7:16–9:2; Luke 16:1-18; Psalm 82:1-8; and Proverbs 13:2-3 . The readings are from the  Contemporary En...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 11, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 5:1–7:15; Luke 15:1-32; Psalm 81:1-16; and Proverbs 13:1 . The readings are from the  Contemporary E...

Monday, April 10, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 10, 2017: Today our passages are Joshua 3:1-4:24; Luke 14:7-35; Psalm 80:1-19; and Proverbs 12:27-28 . The readings are from the  Contempora...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 8, 2017: Today our passages are Deuteronomy 32:28-52; Luke 13:1-21; Psalm 78:65-72; and Proverbs 12:25 . The readings are from the  Contempo...

Friday, April 7, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 7, 2017: Today our passages are Deuteronomy 31:1–32:27; Luke 12:8-34; Psalm 78:32-55; and Proverbs 12:21-23 . The readings are from the  Con...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 6, 2017: Today our passages are Deuteronomy 29:1–30:20; Luke 11:37–12:7; Psalm 78:1-31; and Proverbs 12:19-20 . The readings are from the  C...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Lectionary Passages for Sunday, April 9, 2017 (Palm Sunday)

Below are NRSV translations of the lessons from the Psalms (Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) and the Gospels (Matthew 21:1-11). Please make any comments concerning the passages you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God.

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Image result for psalm 118:1Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it.

I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.

The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

Image result for Psalm 118This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Save us, we beseech you, O Lord! O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord.

The Lord is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Image result for jesus enters jerusalem imagesMatthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, “Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 5, 2017: Today our passages are  Deuteronomy 28:1-68; Luke 11:14-36; Psalm 77:1-20; and Proverbs 12:18 . The readings are from the  Contempo...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 4, 2017: Today our passages are  Deuteronomy 26:1–27:26; Luke 10:38–11:13; Psalm 76:1-12; and Proverbs 12:15-17 . The readings are from th...

Monday, April 3, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 3, 2017: Today our passages are Deuteronomy 23:1–25:19; Luke 10:13-37; Psalm 75:1-10; and Proverbs 12:12-14. The readings are from the  Conte...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for April 2, 2017: Today our passages are  Deuteronomy 21:1–22:30; Luke 9:51–10:12; Psalm 74:1-23; and Proverbs 12:11 . The readings are from the  Cont...