Scripture Readings for July 3

Psalm 30 • I Kings 17:17-24 • Luke 7:11-17 • Galatians 1:11-24 Our readings this week include a song of deliverance, two stories of healing and one apostle’s defense of his calling by Christ. Even in Paul’s defense of his apostleship we see this theme of deliverance. Deliverance from evil men, our own sin, even…

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Readings for the Week: June 26

Psalm 96I Kings 8:22-43Luke 7:1-10Galatians 1:1-10

As I read the Bible I discover “layers” of meaning in the text. The message I read in specific passages is generally the same as it was many years ago. However, as I continue to read Scripture there seems to be additional applications of the same words that appear over time.

The Gospel reading for this week is about the healing of the centurion’s servant. The centurion (a Roman military leader) asks Jesus to heal his servant. He is commended by Jesus because he has “such great faith”. Jesus suggests that the faith of this pagan, Roman outsider is greater than what he is found among those whose faith was supposed to be great, the people of Israel.

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Readings for the Week: June 19

Psalm • Psalm 92 Old Testament • Jeremiah 7:1-15 Gospel • Luke 6:39-49 New Testament • I Cor 15:50-58 I Corinthians 15 contains the Apostle Paul’s treatise on the resurrection. The chapter begins with a confirmation of the resurrection by witnesses, continues with some explanation of not only Christ’s resurrection but also the anticipated resurrection…

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Scripture Readings for June 12

Psalm • Psalm 37:1-11 OT • Genesis 45:3-28 Gospel • Luke 6:27-38 NT • I Corinthians 15:35-50 It is difficult sometimes to narrow down which passages we will focus our time upon during our weekend worship time. It’s true that there are times when it is difficult to discern what message is supposed to be…

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Words for the Week – May 1

Psalm • Psalm 145 Old Testament • Lev. 19:1-18 Gospel • John 13:31-35 New Testament • Acts 13:31-35 This week’s teaching time:  Ephesians 2:11-22 Still in the Easter season, the season set aside for specific celebration and reflection upon Christ’s resurrection, we must take some time to reflect upon the meaning of the resurrection. Instead…

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Words for the Week of April 17

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Psalm • Psalm 33 Old Testament • Jeremiah 32:36-41 Gospel • John 20:19-31 New Testament • Acts 9:1-19 and Revelation 5:6-14 Do not forget that this is the season of Easter which means that everytime we gather for worship we do so as if it is Easter…

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Holy Week: Wednesday Readings

Psalm • Psalm 69:7-23 Old Testament • Isaiah 50:4-9 Gospel • John 13:21-35 New Testament • Hebrews 9:11-28 The stories of Jesus’ final week are both troubling and comforting. Troubling because of the betrayal, misunderstanding, and murder of the Messiah. Comforting, in part, because of the strength displayed by the Lord as he faced what…

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