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

Date Verse Reading Comments

Sept 1TLH 141 John 11:45-53Caiaphas was right that one man needed to die for the people, but not in the way he thought. Jesus needed to die for the sins of all people.

Sept 3 TLH 502/LSB 830; 2 Timothy 1:8-14 Even if it brings us suffering and trouble, we need not be ashamed to testify about our Lord.  The Spirit will help us in this.

Sept 4TLH 488 Numbers 12:1-15Miriam and Aaron should have thought twice before speaking rashly against God’s called servant. We should respect our called servants, too.

Sept 5 TLH 633/LSB 610; 1 Chronicles 22:2-16 David (who made his reputation by fighting) was not to build the temple because it was  supposed to remind the people of the peace and rest God gives.

Sept 6TLH 26Psalm 105:1-5 Remember the wonders God has done for you. You will be comforted as well as strengthened in your faith.

Sept 7TLH 650 Joel 1:2-15The locust plague in Judah was a foretaste of a greater judgment. For us it is a call to repent and believe the Gospel while there is still time.

Sept 8TLH 27 Joel 2:28-32How do we escape the Judgment of God? All who call on the name of the Lord (believe in Jesus) will be saved.

Sept 10WS 739 John 14:15-27The work of the Holy Spirit is to put us in mind of the Word of Christ (v. 26).

Sept 11TLH 2922 Timothy 3:1-5, 10-17We are surely in the “last days” now, for everything Paul says is already happening; but the Scriptures will equip us for everything that is good.

Sept 12WS 784 Numbers 13:26-33Except for Caleb and Joshua, the Israelites were afraid to enter the land God had promised to them. Things never go well for those who distrust God.

Sept 13 TLH 427/LSB 727; Psalm 108 The psalmist (David) expresses confidence in God’s love and in God’s ability to overcome his enemies (contrast this with Israel in the previous reading.)

Sept 14TLH 213 Psalm 110Our Lord Jesus Christ rose again from the dead, winning the victory over all His enemies (and ours).

Sept 15TLH 23 Amos 5:25-27Israel did not love the Lord in their hearts, but worshiped other gods who could not save them. May we never do likewise.

Sept 17TLH 142 John 18:1-11Jesus was willing to suffer hell and death on account of the sins of everyone in the world. What great love!

Sept 18TLH 421 Titus 2:1-15While we wait for the Lord Jesus Christ to come again, we teach and live according to the way He taught us.

Sept 19WS 753 Titus 3:1-11Why do what is good? Because we have been saved through our Lord Jesus Christ and made heirs of eternal life!

Sept 20 TLH 235:1-2, 6/LSB 913; Psalm 111 Those who follow the Lord have “good understanding” and are blessed. Holy and awesome is His name!

Sept 21TLH 346Psalm 112The world tells us we would be better off heathen than Christian. Is it true? This psalm says, “No!”

Sept 22 TLH 75/LSB 338; Amos 9:11-15 The people of Israel would be restored spiritually by the coming of Jesus Christ—Who restores each of us, too.

Sept 24 TLH 204 John 19:38-20:9 Christ was buried but rose again from death, setting a pattern which all His children will follow.

Sept 25 TLH 367/LSB 531; Philemon 1 Paul shows love for Onesimus by pleading for him before Philemon. Be reminded then of how  Christ, in love, pleads for us when we sin.

Sept 26WS 747 Psalm 115Our sinful natures like to take the glory away from God, but—led by the Spirit—we give it all back. Praise the Lord!

Sept 27TLH 20 Proverbs 27:1-2Don’t praise yourself. Praise others. Praise the Lord!

Sept 28TLH 618 Obadiah 15-21The day of the Lord is near—that means judgment for those who have turned from Him, but deliverance for those who trust in Him.

Sept 29 TLH 486/LSB 950; Acts 1:15-26 Jesus called Matthias through the other apostles, just as he calls pastors and teachers through congregations today.