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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35



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

Date Verse Reading Comments [Festivals of the Church Year]

Oct 1 TLH 267 Psalm 46 With God as our fortress, we find safety amid any turmoil.

Oct 3 TLH 340 Psalm 92 We “bookend” our days with the Lord’s love and faithfulness (v. 2).

Oct 4 TLH 570 Psalm 136 A refrain for the ages.

Oct 5 TLH 339 2 Chronicles 9:13-23 Solomon’s riches and wisdom were as great as we can imagine.  But think now—one even greater than Solomon is here (Luke 11:31).

Oct 6 TLH 658 1 Timothy 6:3-16 Even as Christ fought the good fight of faith before Pontius Pilate, we as Jesus’ children flee the world’s evil and pursue  eternal life.

Oct 7 TLH 266 Titus 2:1-8 Here we have a Christian mentoring program. Elder and youth both take note so that the Word of  God may be glorified!

Oct 8 TLH 435 2 Chronicles 14:2-7 Asa sought the Lord and found blessing under His loving care.

Oct 10 TLH 335 2 Chronicles 15:1-15 The people’s oath and commitment here to seek the Lord may well remind you of your confirmation vows.

Oct 11 TLH 269 2 Chronicles 20:20-22 Judah is invited to put her confidence in the Lord, and the armies go out praying, “Oh, give thanks . . .”

Oct 12 WS 794 2 Timothy 4:1-8 As he neared the end of his life, Paul’s confidence and hope was clearly in the Lord’s promised crown of righteousness.

Oct 13 WS 755 Joel 1:1-15 The locust invasion was also a reminder that an even greater judgment was coming. God’s message was, “Repent!”

Oct 14 TLH 336 Joel 2:12-14 Repentance is not a matter of outward show, but it is an attitude of the heart.

Oct 15 TLH 206 1 Peter 1:1-25 We have a living hope through the resurrection of Christ, and we live reflecting that hope.

Oct 17 WS 738 2 Peter 2:1-10 The Lord knows how to rescue His own from their trials.

Oct 18 TLH 397 Isaiah 1:10-18 The people of Judah offered their sacrifices, yet gave clear evidence of their unbelief. Oh, how the Lord desired their cleansing!

Oct 19 TLH 69 Isaiah 2:1-5 When Christ came, hearts would be changed. He would bring justice and forgiveness.

Oct 20 TLH 260 Isaiah 5:1-7 A sad tale here: The Lord did so much to cultivate the “garden of His delight,” yet the people ruined it by their sin and unbelief.

Oct 21 TLH 385:1-7 Hebrews 11:1-16 As we approach our Reformation celebrations, understand that the righteous live by faith.

Oct 22 TLH 481 Hebrews 11:17-12:3 Be encouraged by those who have gone before you and lived by faith. Fix your eyes on Jesus so you do not lose heart.

Oct 24 WS 772 Isaiah 6:1-8 May the Word of the Lord go out into the world with power.

Oct 25 TLH 106:5-7 Isaiah 9:1-7 Now two months from Christmas, the prophecy stirs our hearts. [Lydia Welcomes the Apostle Paul]

Oct 26 WS 768 Psalm 115 Children of God, stand firm, for He is your help and your shield.

Oct 27 TLH 263 Hebrews 13:6 Martin Luther and all Christians who face those who oppose the truth surely take up this verse as their banner.

Oct 28 TLH 377:1 Isaiah 12:1-6 The Holy One of Israel is among us, opening the wells of salvation that we might taste the waters of forgiveness and life.

Oct 29 TLH 251 Isaiah 25:4-26:4 The Lord God is our Rock eternal, the God of our salvation.

Oct 31 WS 731 John 1:5, 15-17 Five hundred years ago the Christian church was losing sight of the Light, but grace and truth through Christ would win the day.

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