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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS April 2019

Written by | April, 2019
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006

Date Hymns Reading Comments

Apr 1 TLH 24 Genesis 47:13-27 Through Joseph, the Lord extended many a person’s time of grace. I would hope that some Egyptians were brought to faith in the Lord during that time!

Apr 2 TLH 152 Psalm 38 When we are troubled by our sins, the answer is not to ignore our nagging consciences, but to confess our guilt to the Lord and find comfort in Him.

Apr 3 TLH 403 Luke 12:49-53 There are times when following Jesus may set you against friends and family who are not following Him. This happens. Stay the course and stay with Him!

Apr 4 TLH 149/LSB 435 Luke 13:1-9 How important is repentance? Those who do not repent of their sins will eventually perish.

Apr 5 TLH 530 Psalm 39 David was frustrated with life’s trials and bemoaned the foolishness of man’s ways, yet he looked to the Lord to relieve his burdens.

Apr 6 TLH 516/LSB 424 Luke 14:25-35 Can we expect that being a true follower of Christ will be easy? Just the opposite.  It is very difficult to deny the desires of our sinful natures and give up the ways of the world.

Apr 8 TLH 278/LSB 612 Luke 15:11-32 The Shepherd died for sheep who loved to wander. Let’s return to Him when we find ourselves straying.

Apr 9 TLH 28/LSB 809 Exodus 2:1-10 Joseph’s generation was long dead, but the Israelites needed help again, so God was preparing another man who would lead them to safety.

Apr 10 TLH 654 Psalm 41 Even when we are weak and sick, the Lord still has mercy on us.

Apr 11 TLH 611/LSB 508 Luke 16:19-31 It is critical to repent and believe in Jesus right now, because everyone’s day will come when they have no more opportunity to do so.

Apr 12 WS 787/LSB 753 Exodus 3:1-15 When the Lord wants you to do something that you are afraid to do, remember that He is with you.

Apr 13 TLH 655 Proverbs 1:1-7 A wise person does not reject words of insight and understanding from someone else who knows better, and the Lord’s wisdom should never be rejected.

Apr 15 TLH 158/LSB 433 Luke 17:11-19 We give thanks to Jesus, Who heals our diseases and forgives our sins.

Apr 16 WS 721/LSB 428 John 11:38-57 After raising Lazarus from the dead, the Author of Life prepares to give His own life into death.

Apr 17 WS 722 Matthew 20:29-21:11 Compassionate to the last, the Lord heals two blind men before continuing on to Jerusalem.

Apr 18 TLH 142/LSB 438 Matthew 26:17-56 This section ends with one of the saddest sentences in Scripture: “Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.”

Apr 19 TLH 168/LSB 430 Matthew 27:11-31 Jesus became the substitute for Barabbas—and for us all.

Apr 20 TLH 151/LSB 420 Matthew 27:32-66 “Why have you forsaken me?” Jesus cried. We know, don’t we? It was for us.

Apr 22 WS 733/LSB 482 Matthew 28:1-10 Now the dead is living!

Apr 23 TLH 204/LSB 487 Exodus 7:1-13 The great deliverance of Israel begins in earnest as Moses approaches Pharaoh.

Apr 24 TLH 286/LSB 569 Proverbs 3:1-17 Our own wisdom is faulty and incomplete, but the Lord provides us with perfect wisdom in His Word. Trust in His wisdom!

Apr 25 TLH 200/LSB 461 John 20:10-18 Jesus’ resurrection turns our tears to joy!

Apr 26 TLH 195/LSB 458 Exodus 12:14-36 The deaths of the Passover lambs delivered the Israelites from death— and those Passover  lambs were a sign of a greater Passover Lamb.

Apr 27 TLH 208/LSB 472 John 20:19-31 Jesus gives the ministry to His disciples (the authority to forgive or not forgive sins).  We are His disciples too, with that same authority.

Apr 29 WS 735/LSB 485 John 21:1-19 Jesus reassured Peter that even after his denials in the courtyard, he would still go on to be a minister of the Gospel.

Apr 30 TLH 400/WS 786 Proverbs 6:16-29 Let’s live a new life in the risen Lord and keep our bodies from impurity.