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

Date Hymns Reading Comments

May 1 TLH 144/LSB 421 Exodus 17:1-7 We, too, are just as tempted to test the Lord saying, “Is He among us or not?”

May 2 TLH 363Acts 3:1-19Peter used the miracle to point the people to Jesus, which is what the miracles were for.

May 3 TLH 203 Acts 4:1-12 How do we know Jesus truly rose from the dead? Well, we find Him still doing miracles after Good Friday (v. 10)!

May 4 TLH 294/LSB 523 Proverbs 8:22-36 Solomon is describing wisdom in a picturesque way, but don’t these descriptions fit Jesus too—the Wisdom from on high?

May 6 TLH 366/LSB 536 Proverbs 9:1-10 A truly wise person puts the Lord first in his heart.

May 7 WS 736/LSB 633 Acts 7:1-22 Stephen is not just telling any story here, but the story of God’s love and mercy.

May 8 WS 723/LSB 543 Acts 7:23-38 God sent Moses to deliver His people from captivity in Egypt. Later He sent Christ to deliver His people from their captivity to eternal death.

May 9 WS 760/LSB 544 Acts 7:39-8:3 Sadly, the Jews accepted Moses as God’s prophet, but rejected His greater Prophet, Jesus.

May 10 WS 788 Exodus 23:14-19a With joy we bring the best of what we have to the Lord, Who gave His best to us.

May 11 TLH 308/LSB 631 Exodus 24:1-8 The blood of this covenant (v. 8) reminds us also of the greater covenant which was sealed by the blood of Christ (cf. Mk 14:24).

May 13 TLH 503/LSB 829 Acts 9:1-19 If the Holy Spirit can convert a man like Saul to the Christian faith, He can convert anyone!

May 14 TLH 212/LSB 493 Acts 9:32-43 Death brings sadness, but Jesus gives us life and joy.

May 15 WS 772/LSB 835 Acts 10:9-23, 34-35 Peter’s vision encouraged him to preach the Gospel to every creature.

May 16 TLH 405/LSB 844 Proverbs 11:16-31 We are not to become proud of our kindness toward others, but our kindness is an expression of our love for God.

May 17 TLH 500/LSB 824 Acts 11:4-18 Peter explained his vision and his actions to the brethren, and they were glad (as we too are glad) that the Gentiles also had been redeemed.

May 18 TLH 420 Acts 12:1-11 Seeing how popular the execution of James had made him, Herod tried for Peter too, but God had more for Peter to do, and Herod could not stop it.

May 20 TLH 213/LSB 680 Acts 12:12-25 Now you know that the Lord’s enemies do not end up winners, even if it seems that way to you sometimes.

May 21 TLH 464/LSB 706 Proverbs 12:13-19 Our God loves truth, so let’s see to it that all our talk and testimony is full of truth.

May 22 TLH 194/LSB 489 Acts 13:26-39 We are justified through Jesus in connection with His resurrection from the dead.

May 23 TLH 373/LSB 566 Acts 14:1-7 The Word of God is powerful and active, stirring up opposition, but also turning great numbers to faith in Christ.

May 24 TLH 21 Acts 14:8-18 Paul and Barnabas did not seek the praise of men, and neither do we. Our aim is to share God’s message and give Him the glory.

May 25 TLH 404/LSB 848 Proverbs 13:10-14 None of us know everything. We need to pay attention also to the wise words of the godly people whom the Lord has put in our lives.

May 27 TLH 6/LSB 942 James 1:12-18 Make no mistake, our sin is our own fault. All that God is responsible for is every good and perfect gift, including our faith itself!

May 28 TLH 455/LSB 772 James 1:19-27 We often become angry because we fail to listen to what God (or someone else) is saying—and meaning. Listening is hard work, but it’s vital and worth the effort.

May 29 TLH 377/LSB 555 James 2:14-26 Righteous action does not save a person in and of itself, but it gives evidence that there is genuine faith in the heart, faith which does save a person.

May 30 WS 765/LSB 840 Exodus 32:1-6, 25-35 “But Lord, I’ve never bowed down to a gold calf!” Wait. Actually you have. What a blessing that Christ intercedes for us as Moses interceded for Israel!

May 31 TLH 242 Exodus 33:12-23 The Lord’s Presence would go with the people, for He had forgiven those who sinned against Him. His faithfulness and mercy is great.