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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS AUGUST 2021

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

Date Hymns Reading Comments

Aug 2 TLH 536 (LSB 838) Genesis 16:1-16 When Abram was eighty-six years old, he and Sarai thought they should “help” God’s promise along by having a child through Sarai’s maid. Their weakness of faith only caused trouble.

Aug 3 TLH 549; LSB 764 Psalm 9 We give thanks to the Lord for bringing us safely through days of trouble. Our refuge is in Him now and forever.

Aug 4 TLH 117 (LSB 898) Genesis 17:1-27 When Abram was ninety-nine, God renewed the promise that he and Sarai would have a child. Additionally, as visible signs of that promise, God changed their names and instituted circumcision.

Aug 5 TLH 497 1 Timothy 3:1-16 The church is always in need of faithful ministers. May the Lord give us many! The mystery of godliness is great. What can you do to help make it known?

Aug 6 TLH 130 (WS 718) 1 Timothy 4:1-16 In these times there is false teaching all around us. Do not be deceived and follow them, but rather meditate on the pure Word of God and practice godly living.

Aug 7 TLH 552 (LSB 878) Psalm 10 Do you feel sometimes that God has forgotten you? Then call on Him to listen to your cry—and at the same time pray that your heart be attentive to His answers.

Aug 9 TLH 610 Genesis 19:1-29 God chose to bring Sodom and Gomorrah’s time of grace to an end on account of the sexual immorality there, but He lengthened the days of Lot who sought refuge in Him.

Aug 10 TLH 378 Genesis 19:30-38 The men of Sodom and Gomorrah gone, Lot’s daughters wouldn’t wait for God to provide them husbands. Yet God used this to raise up the Moabites—and Ruth—and Jesus (Ruth 4:9-17).

Aug 11 TLH 26 (LSB 797) 1 Timothy 5:1-25 Practical pastoral advice for Pastor Timothy: Treat your church members properly and keep yourself pure, for ministers are worthy of double honor.

Aug 12 WS 788 1 Timothy 6:1-10 Where is true wealth found? It is found in the Gospel of Christ and the godliness that flows from it.

Aug 13 TLH 447 (LSB 664) 1 Timothy 6:11-21 “Fight the good fight of faith.” It is hard, but our motivation is the eternal life we have been given in Christ Jesus.

Aug 14 TLH 580 Psalm 11 The Lord sends tests to strengthen His believing children, but the unbelieving do not benefit in the same way from their trials; they will suffer and be judged.

Aug 16 TLH 572 Genesis 20:1-18 Abraham shows weakness of faith again when he fears for his life and gives up Sarah to Abimelech, but God makes things right and sets Abraham back on track to father Isaac.

Aug 17 TLH 16 (LSB 904) Psalm 14 Those who despise God are often elevated to high positions in the world and are praised for their great intelligence, but the Bible calls them fools.

Aug 18 TLH 292 (LSB 585) Titus 1:1-16 The hope of eternal life is revealed in God’s Son Jesus Christ. Titus was left in Crete to protect that hope by rebuking with sound doctrine those who opposed it.

Aug 19 TLH 104 (LSB 385) Titus 2:1-15 Teaching sound doctrine includes teaching how to live in a way that glorifies the salvation that has appeared to all people in Christ.

Aug 20 TLH 288 (LSB 865) Titus 3:1-15 Let us continue to teach and follow sound doctrine, doing good works for the benefit of all and to the glory of God.

Aug 21 TLH 622 Genesis 24:1-27 Abraham sought a godly wife for Isaac and he put the final choice in the hands of the Lord.

Aug 23 TLH 621 (LSB 858) Genesis 24:28-67 Both Rebekah and Isaac realized that their marriage was from the Lord. Would that all married couples recognize that! (see Matthew 19:6).

Aug 24 TLH 529 (LSB 719) Genesis 27:1-45 When it appeared that Esau would receive Jacob’s blessing (Genesis 27:5-10), Rebekah took matters into her own hands. Will we ever learn to let God take care of His promises?

Aug 25 TLH 428 (LSB 729) Luke 1:1-25 Zechariah was waiting for the coming Savior, but when the wait was over he couldn’t believe it! A little quiet time would remind him that the Lord’s Word is always true.

Aug 26 TLH 78; LSB 935 Luke 1:26-56 Mary was waiting for the coming Savior, and when the wait was over she believed it! No quiet time here, but instead a hymn of praise: “My soul magnifies the Lord!”

Aug 27 TLH 63 (LSB 344) Luke 1:57-80 John the Baptist had a great job! He helped lead people to love and appreciate the Lord Jesus and the forgiveness of their sins. Pastors today have the same great job!

Aug 28 TLH 23 (LSB 822) Psalm 21 The Lord is exalted because He listens to His people! What other gods listen and save those who call on them in faith? The enemies of the Lord will learn the hard way that there are none.

Aug 30 TLH 624 Genesis 29:1-15 Like his father Abraham, Isaac wanted his son to find a godly spouse. It’s still best today for believers to find godly spouses. It’s worth the “journey” to locate them.

Aug 31 TLH 340 Genesis 29:16-35 Laban tricked Jacob into taking Leah as his wife too, but the Lord blessed Leah and she became the mother of Judah, from whose tribe Jesus would eventually come.

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