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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; [ ] = Biblical Events Noted

Date Verse Reading Comments [Festivals of the Church Year]

Dec 1 WS 796 Jeremiah 31:3-9 God never forsakes His believing children, but nourishes and cherishes His remnant.

Dec 2 TLH 493 Ezekiel 2:1-3:4 Although Ezekiel was being sent to a rebellious people, the power of God’s Word would be working through Him.

Dec 3 TLH 424 Jeremiah 32:1-25 Jeremiah wasn’t buying a field to farm it. The acreage was a reminder of God’s promise to restore His people.

Dec 5 TLH 207 John 20:1-18 “I have seen the Lord!” – Mary Magdalene could say it, and you and I will say it.

Dec 6 TLH 515 Jeremiah 33:1-9 Yet again God’s judgment is accompanied by a revelation of His mercy. The people are never left without hope in Him.

Dec 7 TLH 63 Jeremiah 33:10-18 Behold, a Branch is growing! Jesus Christ, our eternal King and Priest fulfills the gracious promises made here.

Dec 8 TLH 436 Ezekiel 34:1-16, 31 Those who were supposed to shepherd Israel had not, so God would step in and be the Good Shepherd.

Dec 9WS 7111 John 3:7-8This is why Christmas happened.

Dec 10 TLH 75 Ezekiel 36:16-38 The Lord would cleanse the people of Israel from their sins and give them new hearts of faith—as He has done with each of us.

Dec 12 TLH 60 Ezekiel 37:1-14 The Lord’s “restoration project” was about more than land. It was about souls, too.

Dec 13 TLH 372 Jeremiah 39:11-18 When Jerusalem fell, Jeremiah the prophet was saved by faith.

Dec 14 WS 709 1 John 4:7-12 The birth of Jesus shows us God’s great love.

Dec 15 TLH 95 1 John 4:14 Savior of the nations, come!

Dec 16 WS 704 Revelation 1:4-8 The angels brightened the sky at Jesus’ birth, but at last He who loves us and has freed us with His blood will appear in the clouds.

Dec 17 TLH 73 Daniel 3:1-29 The king was absolutely right when he said, “No other god can save in this way.” Salvation belongs to the Lord! [The Men in the Fiery Furnace]

Dec 19 TLH 65 Psalm 147 Praise be to God Who created, sustains, and blesses us. [Creation of Adam and Eve]

Dec 20WS 703Zephaniah 3:14-17Rejoice in the Lord’s deliverance!

Dec 21 WS 702 Haggai 2:6-9 Come, Desire of nations, come, fix in us Thy humble home.

Dec 22 TLH 87 Zechariah 9:9-10 Jesus’ peace is greater than “world peace,” and His rule is gracious and loving.

Dec 23 TLH 85 Malachi 3:1-4 Who can stand when He appears? You can, for He purges away your sin like a refiner’s fire.

Dec 24 TLH 94 Revelation 5:6-14 Gloria in excelsis Deo! [Birth of Christ, Dec 25]

Dec 26 WS 710 Revelation 7:9-17 With St. Stephen (Acts 7) and all believers, we shall join that host
arrayed in white. [Martyrdom of Stephen]

Dec 27 WS 714 Revelation 12:7-12 Satan has been thrown down, and by the blood of the Lamb we are victorious over him.

Dec 28 TLH 81 Revelation 14:6 The Gospel is indeed eternal—good news that never fades away, spoils, or perishes.

Dec 29 WS 799 Revelation 19:6-16 “Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth!” [Birth and Death of King David]

Dec 30 TLH 80 Revelation 22:1-11 Eternal life flows from the Lamb of God. Remember how Jesus once said, “I am the
resurrection and the life”?

Dec 31 TLH 343 Revelation 22:12-21 Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end of every year, the everlasting God.