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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS June 2020

Written by | June, 2020
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006

Date Hymns Reading Comments
Jun 1 TLH 148 John 18:1-11 Jesus demonstrates His willingness to suffer for our sins.
Jun 2 TLH 150 John 18:12-24 We see the contrast between Jesus’ words and Peter’s—Peter’s that He didn’t know
the Lord, and Jesus’ that He was the Lord.
Jun 3 TLH 159 (LSB 436) John 18:25-27 Peter eventually recognized His sins of denial. May the Spirit grant us to see any sins of denial in ourselves and repent of them.
Jun 4 TLH 519 2 Samuel 1:1-16 Although David’s enemy was dead, it was a sad day for Israel because Saul had once been the Lord’s chosen king. The mighty can surely fall.
Jun 5 TLH 593 2 Samuel 1:17-27 Many of us have lost dear friends to death. We weep for them and at the same time thank God for them.
Jun 6 TLH 608 2 Samuel 2:1-11 The Lord had chosen David as Israel’s next king, but we see right away that Saul’s army would not have it. In the end, they would not prevail.
Jun 8 TLH 614 John 18:28-40 Jesus’ work is not to lead a rebellion against rulers on earth, but to bring us to eternal life in heaven.
Jun 9 TLH 511 (LSB 832) Psalm 72 Jesus is our true king, and believers all over the world bow down to Him and follow Him.
Jun 10 TLH 331 (LSB 614) 2 Samuel 3:17-39 Again David showed that he was not always glad when his enemies perished. He would rather see them turn from their evil ways and live.
Jun 11 TLH 406 Daniel 1:1-16 Even while in exile, Daniel fully intended to keep on following the Lord. He would not give up his God just because his circumstances had changed.
Jun 12 TLH 143 (LSB 439) John 19:1-16 Nothing but crucifixion would satisfy the crowd. Then again, nothing but crucifixion would satisfy the Father in Heaven, either.
Jun 13 TLH 267 2 Samuel 5:1-10 After Saul’s son Ishbosheth was assassinated, David was accepted as king by both Israel and Judah. He was accepted by God, too.
Jun 15 TLH 250 (LSB 940) 2 Samuel 6:1-23 After an initial mishap, the Ark of God made its way to Jerusalem. David danced before the
Lord, joyful at the Lord’s presence among His people. Let us be joyful for the same reason!
Jun 16 WS 743 (LSB 802) Daniel 2:1-23 Daniel’s prayer of thanksgiving praises God’s wisdom and power. Particular wisdom from God was given to Daniel, too, for his benefit. God always uses His wisdom for our benefit, doesn’t He?
Jun 17 TLH 145 (LSB 423) John 19:17-24 Pilate, probably to aggravate the Jews, wrote that Jesus was their king, and he would not change it. But those words still echo a timeless truth many centuries later.
Jun 18 TLH 43 (LSB 806) 2 Samuel 7:18-29 We find here another beautiful prayer of thanksgiving. Who is like our God? He redeemed His people. He protects them. He communicates with them. He loves them!
Jun 19 TLH 284 Daniel 2:24-49 Daniel praises God as One who reveals mysteries. We’re reminded of the greatest mystery of all that He has revealed to us: the Gospel of sins forgiven in Christ.
Jun 20 TLH 594 (LSB 855:8) John 19:25-27 Jesus “got His affairs in order” before His death. It’s a good idea for us to do the same, since we do not know when the Lord will call us home.
Jun 22 TLH 403 (LSB 845) 2 Samuel 9:1-13 In this heartwarming story, David reaches out in love as he still remembers Saul and Jonathan. May we continue to show love from generation to generation too, even as our
Savior has.
Jun 23 TLH 401 (LSB 692) Daniel 3:1-23 As Christians we are called upon to obey our government unless it forces us to do something against God’s will. Then we follow the Lord, whatever the earthly consequences.
Jun 24 TLH 20 Daniel 3:24-30 God delivers His children from danger! Here, the three escaped the fiery furnace. In heaven, we will all escape the fires of hell.
Jun 25 TLH 151 (LSB 420) John 19:28-42 Jesus delivers us from death through His own death.
Jun 26 TLH 22 2 Samuel 11:1-27 God’s people of faith are not perfect. Like us, King David sinned against the Lord. Like us, he would need to be brought to repentance.
Jun 27 TLH 323 2 Samuel 12:1-15 David repented of his sins and trusted in God’s forgiveness. However, sometimes sin’s “collateral damage” cannot be reversed. David’s child with Bathsheba would die.
Jun 29 TLH 204 (WS 726) John 20:1-8 It is one of the most well-attested facts in all history: Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
Jun 30 TLH 27 (LSB 814) Daniel 4:1-17 Nebuchadnezzar gave an account of important events in his life so that others would know what the Most High God had done for him. That’s not a bad idea, is it? What would
you write?