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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS August 2019

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

Date Hymns Reading Comments
Aug 1 TLH 512; LSB 839 Romans 11:25-36 In His great wisdom, God sent Jesus to die for all people. So let’s not adopt a condescending attitude toward others whom He wants to save.
Aug 2 TLH 440; LSB 747 Romans 12:9-21 We can’t always stop others from hurting us, but we can overcome their evil with good rather than retaliating.
Aug 3 TLH 417; LSB 857 Romans 13:8-14 If you just don’t know what to do, you can always love!
Aug 5 TLH 46; LSB 921 Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 If your hope and joy is only in this life, you will be disappointed; but if your hope is in the Lord and in the life to come, you will find meaning.
Aug 6 TLH 224; LSB 502 Romans 15:1-13 As you help build up another Christian, you will both benefit from the encouragement of the Scriptures and bring praise to God.
Aug 7 TLH 238; LSB 948 Romans 16:25-27 It is the Lord Who establishes us in the faith through the Gospel of Jesus Christ! All glory to Him!
Aug 8 TLH 360; LSB 533 Leviticus 27:1-13, 26-27 The Lord teaches the Israelites the important concept of redemption, preparing them to recognize Christ’s redeeming work.
Aug 9 WS 787; LSB 762 Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 Times come and go, but God endures through it all.
Aug 10 WS 740 Acts 20:25-38 After Paul’s departure, the elders would keep watch over the church as the Spirit had called them. The Spirit still calls church elders today to do the same.
Aug 12 TLH 507; LSB 838 Acts 21:37-22:16 As a former follower of Judaism, Paul was in a unique position to explain to the crowd how Jesus had changed him. Christ uses our experiences to serve our Gospel preaching too.
Aug 13 WS 785; LSB 725 Acts 23:12-22 The Lord works in many different ways to protect His servants. Here, He allows one of Paul’s relatives to obtain knowledge of a secret plot against him.
Aug 14 TLH 358; LSB 540 Numbers 3:1-13 Only the priests and Levites could serve the Lord at the Tent of Meeting, reminding us of Jesus Who alone could go before the Lord on our behalf.
Aug 15 WS 769; LSB 837 Acts 26:19-29 The Gospel is foolishness to those who are perishing (Festus thought Paul was insane). But we keep on preaching—and praying for others to come to faith.
Aug 16 TLH 557; LSB 841 Acts 28:1-10 The Maltese people, too, learned of Christ through the preaching of Paul and the miracles which confirmed the Word He brought to them.
Aug 17 TLH 425; LSB 732 Ecclesiastes 5:8-20 God gives us earthly things to support us and to give us enjoyment, but we need to keep these things in their proper place and not love them more than we love God.
Aug 19 TLH 354; LSB 538 Colossians 1:15-23 Just think, you have been reconciled to Christ—Who is God and the ruler of all things!
Aug 20 TLH 378; LSB 690 Colossians 2:6-23 God forgave us all our sins in connection with Christ Jesus, so let’s not make up sin where there isn’t any (by adding human regulations to the Scriptures).
Aug 21 TLH 404; LSB 843 Colossians 3:12-24 Why do what is good? Because what we do is not done for ourselves, but for the One Who loved us even unto death.
Aug 22 TLH 395; LSB 871 Ecclesiastes 7:15-25 A wise person does not go to extremes, but respects God and follows Him faithfully and carefully.
Aug 23 TLH 399; LSB 806 Philemon Like Paul, we are truly thankful for Christians like Philemon who trust in the Lord Jesus and love the brethren.
Aug 24 WS 767; LSB 646 Ephesians 1:1-14 When you have worries or doubts, remember that God chose you to be part of His family of believers—even before you were born.
Aug 26 TLH 384; LSB 559 Ephesians 2:1-10 God has made us alive by forgiving our sins for Jesus’ sake, bringing us to faith, and leading us in a life of thankful living.
Aug 27 TLH 489 Numbers 12:1-15 Our spiritual leaders are servants of the Lord and are placed there for our good. Let us not despise them.
Aug 28 TLH 235; LSB 913 Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 It’s not necessarily the person who shouts loudest who is right. Wise words are often spoken quietly. For example, take the still small voice of the Gospel, the wisest word of all.
Aug 29 TLH 236; LSB 500 Ephesians 4:7-16 It’s important that the Spirit lead us to grow up and mature as Christians so that we are not easily misled by false teaching.
Aug 30 TLH 622; LSB 860 Ephesians 5:22-33 Notice how God’s instructions for marriage are based on the love and forgiveness Christ has shown to us.
Aug 31 WS 768; LSB 665 Ephesians 6:10-20 The Christian is under constant attack from the devil and temptation. Only with the “armor of God” can we survive.