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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS April 2017

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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006

Date Verse Reading Comments

Apr 1 TLH 148:9-11 John 17:24-26 After all your sin and all your rebellion, Jesus still wants you to be with Him. That’s amazing. That’s divine grace.

Apr 3 TLH 142:1-2 Isaiah 53:1-5 What did Jesus look like? He looked very ordinary, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. He was, after all, our Substitute.

Apr 4TLH 142:3-4Isaiah 53:6-9The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Apr 5 TLH 142:5-6 Isaiah 53:10-12 You just can’t bury the good news! Can you find the hints of Easter in these verses?

Apr 6 TLH 162 Matthew 21:1-17 Jesus comes in the name of the Lord, the One chosen by heaven to bear our sins.

Apr 7 WS 725 Matthew 21:18-32 Jesus calls on us to put our trust in Him, especially as He goes toward the cross.

Apr 8 TLH 161 Matthew 21:33-46 Jesus was rejected by many, but He would not be defeated, and neither would His people.

Apr 10 WS 723 Matthew 26:1-30 The Lord prepared the disciples for His burial by speaking of His crucifixion and giving them His body and blood for the forgiveness of sins.

Apr 11 TLH 365 Matthew 26:31-56 Running away from Jesus? Sometimes we do. For this we are truly sorry. Lord, have mercy
on us.

Apr 12TLH 151Matthew 26:57-75It’s difficult to stand up for Christ when the pressure is on. When we fail, may we weep tears of repentance like Peter did.

Apr 13TLH 164Matthew 27:1-26The sins of Judas, Pilate, and the crowd sent Him to the cross, as well as your sins and mine.

Apr 14 TLH 172:8-10; Matthew 27:27-56 It seems like evil has won when the King is mocked and crucified, and His Father disowns

LSB 430 Him too. But soon He shall reign forever and ever!

Apr 15 TLH 173; Matthew 27:57-66 Holy Saturday, a day of rest, watching, and waiting. “My soul waits for the Lord more than

LSB 454 watchmen wait for the morning.” (Psalm 130:6)

Apr 17 TLH 187 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 “Christ is arisen from the grave’s dark prison. We now rejoice with gladness; Christ will end all sadness.”

Apr 18TLH 1901 Corinthians 15:12-34“All our hopes were ended had Jesus not ascended from the grave triumphantly. For this, Lord Christ, we worship Thee.”

Apr 19 TLH 195 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We now rejoice with gladness; Christ will end all sadness.”

Apr 20 WS 736 Psalm 2:1-6 Victory belongs to the Lord! When it comes to the wicked, God has the last laugh—although they won’t think it’s funny.

Apr 21 WS 799 Psalm 2:7-9 Christ is risen and all authority in heaven and earth is given to Him.

Apr 22 WS 729 Psalm 2:10-12 Jesus will bring judgment upon sin, but there is refuge and safety in the forgiveness He promises.

Apr 24 TLH 196 Job 19:1-12 Job struggles with his friends and with God, wondering why such trouble has come upon him. It’s a struggle we all face at times.

Apr 25 TLH 197 Job 19:13-22 When everything is going against us we cry out, “Lord, have mercy!”

Apr 26 TLH 200 Job 19:23-29 Suddenly, in the midst of his grief-stricken monologue, Job remembers his Redeemer. Yes, the same Living One Who is there for us in our grief.

Apr 27 TLH 203; John 11:1-16 The death of Lazarus would ultimately serve to glorify Jesus (v. 4). Your own death will

LSB 474 do the same.

Apr 28 WS 733 John 11:17-37 Martha’s confidence was in Christ and in the resurrection at the Last Day. Mary too believed Jesus had power over death (v. 32), and He does.

Apr 29 TLH 206 John 11:38-52 This was the last straw for Jesus’ enemies. They really couldn’t argue with Someone Who could raise the dead, so they would seek His death.

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