“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS March 2017
TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Verse Reading Comments
Mar 1 TLH 166/LSB 418; Psalm 51:1-6 Upon recognizing our sin, we trust ourselves to God’s mercy and unfailing love.
Mar 2 TLH 144 Psalm 51:7-12 With sins forgiven and clinging to the joy of salvation, we ask God to help us lead a holy life.
Mar 3TLH 498Psalm 51:13-19The joy of salvation doesn’t stop with us, but we share it when we open our mouths to declare God’s praise before others.
Mar 4 TLH 411 Ephesians 1:1-8 God gave us the riches of His grace and arranged for us to be brought into His spiritual family.
Mar 6 TLH 37/WS 776; Ephesians 1:9-14 Do you ever doubt God’s love for you? In Christ He chose you to be His very own—even before the beginning.
Mar 7 WS 752 Ephesians 1:15-23 Since He has brought us to Himself, we give thanks and pray that we grow in knowledge and faith.
Mar 8TLH 342John 15:1-8Without Jesus, we are nothing but branches for the fire. So don’t drop off the vine, but remain in His word.
Mar 9 TLH 150/LSB 542; John 15:9-17 The highest expression of love is to lay down your life for another. This Jesus did for you. Now you can bear fruit that will last.
Mar 10 TLH 524 John 15:18-27 It comes as no surprise that Jesus’ followers are persecuted by the world, but they are also supported by the Holy Spirit Himself.
Mar 11TLH 335John 16:1-4We see so many go astray and fall from the faith. Jesus earnestly preaches to you and sends the Spirit to keep you strong.
Mar 13TLH 224John 16:5-16After His ascension, Jesus would not see His disciples face to face, but the Spirit would guide them by the Word of Christ.
Mar 14TLH 592John 16:17-33Our difficult times last only a little while and then they are replaced with joy—finally with joy everlasting!
Mar 15TLH 152Genesis 22:1-5This may seem a surprising way for God to strengthen Abraham’s faith, but that was at the heart of what God was doing.
Mar 16 WS 722/LSB 547; Genesis 22:6-14 It is hard to look at the ram in the thicket without thinking of Jesus, Who became the sacrifice in place of us.
Mar 17TLH 442Genesis 22:15-19God showers His dear children with blessings.
Mar 18WS 795Hebrews 11:1-16We live by faith that one day God will take us to a “better country.”
Mar 20TLH 381Hebrews 11:17-31To believe in God is to hope in His Son, the Messiah, which these faithful all did (v. 26).
Mar 21WS 768Hebrews 11:32-40All the faithful had their struggles, as do we. Yet together with them we are all blessed.
Mar 22 TLH 153 Genesis 6:1-8 By nature we are not inclined to good, but to evil. In Christ, however, we find favor with God.
Mar 23TLH 433Genesis 6:9-22Noah trusted the covenant God made with him that he and his family and every kind of creature would be kept alive.
Mar 24TLH 296Genesis 7:1-5Noah did all the Lord commanded of him, even though others surely must have questioned his building project.
Mar 25 TLH 157/LSB 597; Genesis 7:6-24 Noah and his family entered the ark to escape God’s judgment and waters of the flood. What is your ark?
Mar 27WS 756Genesis 8:1-5For 150 days the waters flooded the earth, but “God remembered Noah.” He remembers us when the waters rise too.
Mar 28TLH 149Genesis 8:6-14The olive leaf represented a ray of blessed hope. God indeed kept His covenant and saw Noah safely through the flood.
Mar 29 TLH 158 Genesis 8:15-22 Noah praised God for the great deliverance by building an altar and offering sacrifices. How do you praise God when He delivers you?
Mar 30TLH 148:1-4John 17:1-5The work of Jesus is to give eternal life!
Mar 31TLH 148:5-8John 17:6-23Here’s something to comfort you: The very Son of God prayed for you before you were ever born (v. 20).