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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS March 2016

Written by | March, 2016
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; [ ] = Biblical Events Noted

Date, Biblical Events Noted, Hymn Verse, Reading and Comments

Mar 1 WS 786 Leviticus 2:1-13 Yeast, a picture of sin, was to be avoided in offerings (1 Corinthians 5:6-7). Salt, a picture of love, was to be added (Colossians 4:6).

Mar 2 WS 751 Leviticus 5:14-19 Even if we sin unintentionally, we are guilty and in need of the forgiveness Christ gives us.

Mar 3 TLH 390 Leviticus 9:7-24 Aaron made atonement for himself and for a the people, a foreshadowing of Christ’s great work as our High Priest.

Mar 4 TLH 381 Mark 7:31-37 What a beautiful confession: “He has done everything well.” He has done everything perfectly, in fact.

Mar 5 TLH 379 Leviticus 11:1-8, 41-47 God gave Israel this menu because they needed to learn that one must be holy before the Lord—a lesson for all.

Mar 7 TLH 382 Leviticus 14:33-53 Mildew? Take note here of the priest’s job to purify with blood, pronounce clean, and offer atonement. Sound familiar?

Mar 8 TLH 377:5-6 Leviticus 16:1-34 “Since Christ hath full atonement made and brought to us salvation, Each Christian therefore may be glad.”

Mar 9 TLH 631 Mark 10:1-16 Jesus is a family man, concerned for husbands, wives, and children.

Mar 10 TLH 152 Leviticus 17:8-16 Blood (a life) was the currency used to pay the atonement price, so it was to be handled with care.

Mar 11 TLH 412 Leviticus 20:1-13, 22-26 Israel was different from other nations. They lived under the promise of a Savior, so they were to act differently, too.

Mar 12 TLH 568 Leviticus 23:33-44 We have a Thanksgiving Day, but here the Israelites have a week of thanksgiving.

Mar 14 TLH 162 Mark 10:46-11:11 Bartimaeus received sight just in time to see Jesus approach Jerusalem. With eyes of faith we see Him approach His cross.

Mar 15 TLH 326 Leviticus 26:1-17, 40-45 Repentance (confession) and faith in God go hand in hand, and a channel is thereby opened to God’s blessings.

Mar 16 WS 745 Numbers 3:1-16 The Levites belonged to the Lord (12-13) and therefore served Him. In what way do each of us belong to the Lord?

Mar 17 TLH 144 Numbers 5:5-10 Lord, help me fight against temptation, correct whatever wrongs I can, and serve You and others with love and good works.

Mar 18 WS 763 Mark 12:35-37 Jesus is more than just a son of David. He is David’s Lord, too, because He is the Son of God.

Mar 19 WS 800 Numbers 6:22-27 On the verge of Holy Week, we simply cannot help but rest in this spot to hear God’s blessing.

Mar 21 WS 725 Numbers 9:15-23 God once came to His people in a cloud—and later on the back of a donkey.

Mar 22 WS 723 Mark 14:1-11 While the chief priests looked for a way to kill Him, a forgiven sinner looked for a way to worship Him.

Mar 23 TLH 330 Mark 14:12-72 Jesus gives Himself for you at His Table, in Gethsemane’s garden, and at His trial.
Mar 24 WS 722 Mark 15:1-20 Sadly, Pilate gave the politically-expedient answer rather than the right one, but God’s will would be done nonetheless.

Mar 25 [Annunciation TLH 84:5 Lk 1:26-38; The King who reigns over the house of Jacob forever becomes a King
and Crucifixion] Mk 15:21-41 on a cross for His people.

Mar 26 TLH 353 Mark 15:42-47 “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death. …”

Mar 28 WS 732 Lk 2:1-20;  Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace—for He is risen! Mk 16:1-20
Mar 29 TLH 199 Luke 2:25-32 Those who saw Jesus after His resurrection could well have sung Simeon’s song .too!
Mar 30 TLH 204 Numbers 14:1-23 The Lord’s great strength is revealed in His forgiving love.

Mar 31 TLH 245 Numbers 21:4-9 God provided a way of salvation when the people had sinned.