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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS NOvember 2016

Written by | November, 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]

Nov 1 TLH 190 Isaiah 35:1-10 Jesus brings redemption, peace, and joy to His people. Sorrow and sighing flee away!

Nov 2 TLH 503 Isaiah 37:14-20 Hezekiah prays that the name of the Lord would be held high and known among the nations.

Nov 3 WS 749 Micah 4:1-5 Christ’s kingdom would be established in the hearts of many, and they would walk in His ways and approach Him in worship.

Nov 4 WS 750 John 3:1-21 Jesus taught Nicodemus that His kingdom is a matter of the Spirit’s work in the heart, of faith in God’s Son.

Nov 5 TLH 75 Isaiah 40:1-5 Prepare the way for the Lord because He brings comfort and healing, and His forgiveness overbalances our sins!

Nov 7 TLH 91 v.6 Isaiah 42:1-3 The Savior approaches us with gentleness and love, establishing justice without destroying us on account of our sin.

Nov 8 TLH 19 Isaiah 44:6-11 All idols, both then and now, are nothing beside the Lord our God.

Nov 9 WS 730 John 5:24 Take this to heart and believe it: Jesus has brought you from death over to life.

Nov 10 WS 724 Isaiah 49:8-16 The Lord has also engraved you, His child by faith, on the palms of His hands. He cannot and will not forget you.

Nov 11 WS 718 Isaiah 52:7-10 The strife is o’er, the battle done—now the messengers bring good news that the victory is won.

Nov 12 TLH 328 Isaiah 58:1-9a There are those who claim to be eager for the Lord, but are actually unwilling to repent and do His will.

Nov 14 TLH 284 John 7:14-18 Jesus’ words were not His own ideas, but He spoke for the Father in Heaven. It’s still true of those words today.

Nov 15 TLH 66 Isaiah 61:1-3 Jesus’ words are good news for those who mourn, and He shows His splendor by uplifting the people.

Nov 16 WS 705 Isaiah 64:1-9 Do we sinners really want Christ to come down from heaven in judgment? Yes—for He will not remember our sins forever!

Nov 17 TLH 277 Jeremiah 3:6-15 The Lord called the faithless to return to Him. Why? So He could lovingly lead them with knowledge and understanding.

Nov 18 TLH 509 John 9:35-41 In their blindness, the unbelieving cannot even see that they cannot see. We pray that the Word we bring may yet open their eyes.

Nov 19 TLH 449 Jeremiah 6:13-19 Even the prophets and priests were no longer ashamed of their wrongdoing; the people were ripe for judgment.

Nov 21TLH 364Jeremiah 8:18-9:1“Is there no balm in Gilead?” Jeremiah asks. There is, dear friends. It is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Nov 22 TLH 317 Jeremiah 10:23-25 The prophet recognizes God’s judgment against the unbelieving and prays that the Lord would correct and direct them.

Nov 23 WS 736 John 11:1-4 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

Nov 24 TLH 36 John 11:17-44 Oh, may this bounteous God Thro’ all our life be near us!

Nov 25 TLH 281 Jeremiah 14:1-10 Jeremiah again pleads for the wandering people, but sadly they will not turn back to the Lord.

Nov 26 TLH 437 Jeremiah 17:5-8 For as far as Judah had fallen, all hope was not lost. The Lord promised blessing to all whose confidence was in Him.

Nov 28 TLH 645 Jeremiah 23:1-8 Then came the greatest comfort of all for fallen Judah: The promise of the Righteous Branch. Christ would be their righteousness.

Nov 29 TLH 216 John 14:1-11 For comfort amid life’s floods and tempests, remember Jesus Who, at His second advent, will come and deliver you from them all. [Noah and the Flood]

Nov 30 TLH 268 John 15:18-16:1 Do not be surprised if the world hates you on account of Christ. The Spirit will strengthen you and help you to testify of Him.