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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS April 2016

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

Date Biblical Events Noted Verse Reading Comments

Apr 1 WS 775 Numbers 23:1-26 Balaam and Balak found themselves unable to work against the power of
God’s Word.

Apr 2 WS 780 Numbers 27:12-23 God sees to it that His people do not go without a shepherd. He still sees to
it today.

Apr 4 TLH 337 Numbers 30:1-16 In Israel then, as among us now, vows and promises are to be taken seriously.
God does not want us to break our word.

Apr 5 WS 767 Luke 6:27-36 Our mercy toward others is firmly rooted in our Father’s mercy toward us in
Christ.

Apr 6 TLH 420 Numbers 33:1-49 You may not recognize these places, but you should recognize that the Lord
was with the Israelites at every single campsite.

Apr 7 TLH 42 Numbers 35:6-29 The punishment for murder was death, and having cities of refuge assured
that justice was fairly administered.

Apr 8TLH 431Deuteronomy 2:7I nothing lack if I am His, and He is mine forever.

Apr 9 WS 778 Luke 7:11-17 “God has visited His people.” Can anything be more comforting than
that simple sentence?

Apr 11 WS 742 Deuteronomy 4:32-40 What do we learn from the great Exodus? Nothing less than that the God of
Israel (and our God) is the true God! Apr 12 TLH 295 Deuteronomy 6:1-12 God’s Word and His grace sustain us, therefore we do not forget either. Apr 13 TLH 363 Deuteronomy 9:1-6 It’s so easy for us to think that our success is our own doing. God reminds us
that it’s His doing—out of undeserved love. Apr 14 WS 766 Luke 10:1-24 The word of Christ goes out, Satan is defeated, we have a place in heaven,
and God’s wisdom is revealed to us. Hallelujah!

Apr 15 TLH 356 Deuteronomy 13:1-11 Since only the true God can save, to turn away from Him means certain
death.

Apr 16 TLH 34 Deuteronomy 16:1-8 We read of the Passover earlier too, but how many times is too many when
remembering God’s salvation? Apr 18 TLH 510 Deuteronomy 18:14-22 The Prophet like Moses who would arise was none other than Jesus Christ.
Compare vv. 18-19 with John 14:10, 23-24. Apr 19 TLH 552:1-4 Luke 11:1-4 We need forgiveness even as we need daily bread. Apr 20 TLH 547 Deuteronomy 22:1-12 We can show our love for God by caring for what He has made. Apr 21 TLH 400 Deuteronomy 24:19-22 Remembering the hardships you have endured in the past will help you be
sympathetic toward those struggling now. Apr 22 WS 779 Deuteronomy 28:1-19 To turn away from the Lord is to invite disaster, therefore trust in Him for
safety and blessing.

Apr 23 TLH 11 Luke 13:10-17 Jesus wasn’t breaking Sabbath law, He was granting freedom from Satan—
which was what the Sabbath was all about. Apr 25 TLH 398 Deuteronomy 30:11-20 The people were not saved by their good works, but in keeping God’s
commandments they would reveal their faith in Him. Apr 26 TLH 264 Deuteronomy 32:1-47 “These are not just idle words for you—they are your life” (v. 47). What a
fitting summary of God’s Law and Gospel! Apr 27 TLH 594 Deuteronomy 34:1:12 God’s faithfulness to Moses continued to his last breath. May we see God’s
promises in our last hours too. Apr 28 TLH 546 Luke 17:11-19 O give thanks unto the Lord, and forget not all His benefits! Apr 29 TLH 601 Psalm 90 As Moses was, we too are swept away in death, but the Lord is our dwelling
place through all generations.