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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS April 2018

Written by | April, 2018
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006

Date Verse Reading Comments

Apr 2 TLH 211/LSB 483; Exodus 3:1-15 Our God is a God of deliverance, especially deliverance from our slavery to sin.

Apr 3 WS 731 1 Samuel 17:34-51 Our God is a God of victory, giving victory to His people over sin and every evil.

Apr 4 WS 729/LSB 479; Psalm 40 Our God is a God of salvation, saving us from troubles and from the dust of death.

Apr 5WS 732Job 28:12-28Our God is a God of wisdom, and they are wise who respect and honor Him.

Apr 6 TLH 198 Jeremiah 10:1-16 The sinful world will always be filled with idols, but your God is the only One who is truly living and almighty.

Apr 7 TLH 199 Mark 7:24-30 Jesus shows His power over the devil and his demons—and His compassion toward all who trust in Him.

Apr 9 TLH 207:6 1 Corinthians 11:17-32 The carelessness of the Corinthians with respect to the Lord’s Supper was serious because they were sinning against the very body and blood of Christ.

Apr 10 TLH 520/LSB 809; Exodus 6:22-7:9 Although the people refused to be comforted by His words, the Lord was still committed to their deliverance.

Apr 11 WS 733/LSB 763; Psalm 42 When you are oppressed and downcast, remember the God of your salvation and put your hope in Him.

Apr 12 TLH 206/LSB 472; 1 Samuel 23:1-6 Although his soldiers were afraid to attack the Philistines, David led them into battle because of God’s promise to give them the victory.

Apr 13 TLH 209 Jeremiah 15:11-20 Jeremiah asks God not to carry him away with the wicked, and He receives reassurance that the Lord will deliver Him.

Apr 14 TLH 172:6-8 Mark 10:17-27 Our natural inclination is to love money more than Christ, so when anyone puts Christ first, it is a work of God!

Apr 16 TLH 623 1 Corinthians 13 Notice that true love is an activity, not a feeling that we fall “into” or “out of.”

Apr 17 TLH 38 Exodus 12:31-40 The Lord watched over His people carefully as they left Egypt, providing for all their needs.

Apr 18 TLH 529/LSB 828; 1 Samuel 28:3-19 In the day of trouble Saul did not turn to God, but to sorcery. We are reminded that God invites us to come to Him—always.

Apr 19 TLH 262 Psalm 46 A Mighty Fortress is our God, He helps us free from every need!

Apr 20 TLH 432 Jeremiah 17:5-8 Amid echoes of the first Psalm, we are reassured that our confidence in the LORD is not misplaced.

Apr 21 TLH 202 Mark 12:1-12 The King, Jesus Christ, cannot be overcome by His enemies—and He is on your side!

Apr 23 TLH 187/LSB 486; 1 Corinthians 15 Christ is risen! Therefore your ministry and mission work are not in vain.

Apr 24 TLH 192 Exodus 15:1-21 Let songs of victory resound from the people of God!

Apr 25 TLH 436 Psalm 48 The Lord makes His people secure forever.

Apr 26 TLH 465 Jeremiah 23:1-6 The days Jeremiah spoke of have now come, and Christ reigns forever and ever!

Apr 27 WS 755 Mark 14:22-26 Jesus still gives us the “blood of the covenant” in His Supper today, forgiving our sins and strengthening our faith.

Apr 28 TLH 523 2 Corinthians 1:1-7 Do you have troubles? Be comforted by God, and then share that comfort with others who are hurting.

Apr 30 TLH 416 Exodus 18:5-26 The Lord often uses the older generation to bless the younger. May elders and young people both love and respect one another.