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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS August 2016

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | August, 2016
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Date Verse Reading Comments

Aug 1TLH 297Ecclesiastes 5:1-7Close your mouth and open your ears, for in His Word, God blesses you.

Aug 2 TLH 456 Ecclesiastes 8:10-17 We cannot know God’s deepest ways, but why must we? The important thing is that He knows us. Aug 3 TLH 203 1 Kings 12:1-20 [The Women Visit Jesus’ Tomb] Rehoboam foolishly rejected the word of his elders,
but the Lord used the incident to fulfill His own word.

Aug 4 WS 788 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Giving to those in need was an act of faith, an expression of thanksgiving to God for His own indescribable gift in Christ.

Aug 5 TLH 423 1 Kings 15:1-8 Judah turned away from the Lord, but the Lord did not turn away from His promise to the house of David.

Aug 6 TLH 524 1 Kings 16:8-28 These were dark times in Israel, a reminder to us that the natural heart of man is wicked and deceitful.

Aug 8 TLH 525 1 Kings 17:1-24 A breath of fresh air—God’s gracious Word comes to thirsting souls through His prophet! Aug 9 TLH 464 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 The Spirit has made us one in Christ, having the same gift of salvation, so let’s use our individual
gifts to work together.

Aug 10 TLH 405 1 Kings 20:13-43 The Lord showed Ahab that He was the true God, but Ahab made a covenant with the enemy instead. So it goes today, too.

Aug 11 TLH 291 1 Kings 22:1-23 Ahab didn’t want the truth, but would only hear what he wanted to hear. May God’s Spirit help us to accept the truth.

Aug 12 TLH 483 2 Kings 2:1-14 Elisha wasn’t proudly asking to be better than Elijah was, but to inherit his ministry as a first-born son inherits from his father.

Aug 13 TLH 408 Romans 1:16-32 The righteous live by faith in Christ, but the wicked revel in their unrighteousness.

Aug 15 TLH 387 Romans 3:9-31 By law, we are all guilty; but we have a righteousness from God that is apart from law.

Aug 16 TLH 433 Romans 4:1-25 [The Sacrifice of Isaac]  Abraham was counted righteous, but he didn’t have to work for it; neither do you.

Aug 17 TLH 413 2 Kings 4:8-37 The Shunammite woman  turned to the Lord in her distress, and so did Elisha. He answered them both with a resurrection!

Aug 18 WS 789 2 Kings 8:1-6 God watched over the Shunammite her whole life, even as He continually cares for us.

Aug 19 TLH 290 2 Kings 10:1-11 It’s a gruesome account, but it teaches an important lesson: Not one word of the Lord can ever fail (v. 10).

Aug 20 TLH 296 Romans 5:6-11 [The Call of Samuel] When was the right time for Christ to die? While we were weak and powerless.  Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me!

Aug 22 TLH 380 Obadiah 15-18 Run to Mount Zion for safety, dear friends. That is, turn to Christ and trust His holiness, for He is the way of escape.

Aug 23 WS 729 Jonah 1:17-2:10 As Jonah was in the fish for three days, so Jesus was three days in the earth and then rose. Salvation belongs to the Lord!

Aug 24 TLH 280 Amos 5:1-6 There was terrible sin in Israel to lament, yet the gracious invitation still rang out: “Seek the Lord and live.”

Aug 25 WS 771 Romans 10:4-17 Righteousness comes by faith, and faith comes through the message preached.

Aug 26 TLH 334 Amos 9:8-15 Judgment would rightly come upon a sinful nation, but God’s blessing and mercy would follow when Christ came.

Aug 27 TLH 386 Hosea 2:2-16 The sinful one who leaves the Lord is like an adulterous woman who leaves her husband, yet tenderness wins her back.

Aug 29 TLH 61 Hosea 7:11-15 [Death of John the Baptist] See God’s weeping heart. He longed to redeem them, but they were not willing. Later, Jesus cried for Jerusalem (Mt 23:37).

Aug 30 TLH 580:4, 8 Romans 13:1-7 God establishes authority for our good, so we can live in peace and safety and have opportunity to grow in Christ.

Aug 31 TLH 399 Romans 15:1-7 Christ died for you and for your neighbor, therefore bear with one another and treat each other with understanding.

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