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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS NOvember 2017

Written by | November, 2017
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006

Date Verse Reading Comments

Nov 1 TLH 463; Genesis 49:1-7 As Jacob speaks his last words to his sons, we know that some of his descendants will

LSB 678 fall away. Praise God for all who remain faithful and true.

Nov 2 TLH 339/LSB 348; Genesis 49:8-12 A King will be born from Judah’s line (Jesus) who will rightly rule over His people.

Nov 3 TLH 346 Genesis 49:13-21 Among the prophecies spoken to Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asher, and Naphtali, we find both blessings and burdens.

Nov 4 TLH 17 Genesis 49:22-28 Joseph had a heart faithful to the Lord and was the “prince among his brothers,” but His strength was really in His father’s God, who helped Him (v. 25).

Nov 6 WS 798 Genesis 49:29-33 Jacob was buried with his family and gathered to his people. May we all one day join the company of God’s saints!

Nov 7 TLH 429 Genesis 50:1-14 Separation from loved ones on earth is hard, but it will not last forever.

Nov 8 TLH 330 Genesis 50:15-21 We too have the authority from Christ Himself to reassure penitent sinners of their forgiveness.

Nov 9 TLH 407 Genesis 50:22-26 Joseph lived most of His life in Egypt, but he wished to rest in the land of his fathers—and more meaningfully, in the land of His God.

Nov 10 TLH 625 1 Corinthians 7:1-11 Paul begins Scripture’s great chapter on marriage by warning couples against selfishness. Spouses are not their own, but they belong to their partners until death.

Nov 11 TLH 420 1 Corinthians 7:12-24 There are times when the best thing to do is nothing. In this situation, the Corinthians were urged to remain in whatever place in life the Lord had given them.

Nov 13 TLH 423 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Whether married or not, let all make an effort to make the Lord Jesus Christ their priority.

Nov 14 TLH 405 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 If you had the world’s greatest talents or abilities, but did not use them in acts of loving service, what good would they be? Lord, help us to love.

Nov 15 TLH 409 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 Love never fails, especially not God’s.

Nov 16 TLH 146 Exodus 12:1-13 In those days, the death of the lamb meant safety for the people. It still does.

Nov 17 WS 755 Exodus 12:14-20 The work of Jesus is to take away our sin, pictured here by the removal of yeast from the houses.

Nov 18 TLH 164 Exodus 12:21-30 The blood on the door marked God’s covenant (promise) to save the people. Jesus’ blood-stained cross also reminds us of His promise to save us.

Nov 20 TLH 54 Exodus 12:31-51 In keeping with His promise, God released the children of Israel from their captivity.

Nov 21 WS 793 Numbers 6:1-12 The Nazarite vow was a symbol of a life devoted to God and separated from sin. The vow generally lasted between 30 and 100 days.

Nov 22 WS 792 Numbers 6:13-21 Of course the mere taking of a vow cannot truly purify the soul, so a sin offering was still brought—until Christ came.

Nov 23 TLH 36 Numbers 6:22-27 On this Thanksgiving Day we are especially mindful of how the LORD has blessed us.

Nov 24 TLH 143 Psalm 22:1-11 Christmas is just around the corner, but in this Psalm we remember that Jesus was born to die.

Nov 25 TLH 145 Psalm 22:12-21 In this prophecy of Christ on the cross, the Afflicted One turns to the Lord for help.

Nov 27 TLH 207 Psalm 22:22-31 After a time of suffering, God brought help to His Servant. We would do well to remember that at the end of our own times of suffering He brings joy.

Nov 28 WS 763 Philippians 2:1-11 Jesus never looked to serve His own interests, but always has His eyes on you. For this reason He humbled Himself and was exalted.

Nov 29 WS 747 Philippians 2:12-18 The good works that flow from your faith are God’s work in you.

Nov 30 TLH 397/LSB 653; Philippians 2:19-30 What a blessing when God gives us friends who take an interest in our welfare!