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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS February 2021

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

Date Hymns Reading Comments
Feb 1 TLH 494 Micah 4:1-5 These prophecies have come to pass, for Jesus has come and His Word has gone
out to all lands, the Word of peace and forgiveness.
Feb 2 TLH 383 (LSB 557) Micah 4:6-13 “In that day” is our day now, the day of the New Testament Church. The Lord Jesusrules over us in love and has redeemed us from the hands of our enemies.
Feb 3 TLH 105 (LSB 389) John 3:16-21 We are saved by faith in the Son of God, therefore let us live in the light!
Feb 4 TLH 348; LSB 534 John 3:22-36 Jesus was sent from God and was greater than all the prophets. Still today He speaksthe Words of God to us.
Feb 5 TLH 559 (LSB 882) 2 Kings 10:17-31 The Lord used King Jehu of Israel to bring final judgment on the family of King Ahab and to put down the worship of Baal. Without such interventions, would there have
been any faith left in Israel?
Feb 6 TLH 647 (LSB 361) Micah 5:1-9 The prophet foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and that He would give us peace with God and victory over the enemies of the Lord.
Feb 8 TLH 30 (LSB 811) Micah 6:1-8 What types of offerings please the Lord? Only offerings that flow from faith, given out of love for Him.
Feb 9 TLH 451 (LSB 660) Micah 6:9-16 The Lord had shown Israel abundant grace and mercy, but their lives did not reflect His love. Instead, they were filled with dishonesty and hypocrisy.
Feb 10 TLH 108; LSB 402 John 4:1-26 Jesus revealed Himself as the Messiah, willing to forgive sins and also able to teach and explain spiritual truths.
Feb 11 TLH 107; LSB 401 John 4:27-38 Jesus did not regret helping the Samaritan woman. This was just the sort of work He had come to do: to bring people to repentance and faith.
Feb 12 TLH 498 John 4:39-42 The Samaritan woman’s mission efforts prepared others to receive Jesus. May our mission efforts do the same!
Feb 13 WS 717 2 Kings 11:1-21 Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab, tried to continue her father’s rule, but the Lord would not have it. When the time was right, the rightful king (who had been hidden) was
given the throne.
Feb 15 TLH 442 (LSB 851) 2 Kings 12:1-21 King Joash cared about the things of the Lord. In particular, he repaired the temple and protected the temple treasury. We too show our love for the Lord when we care about
the things He cares about.
Feb 16 TLH 396 Micah 7:1-7 Israel was filled with wickedness and misery, but the believers put their hope in the Lord. Likewise when nations today are filled with wickedness and misery, the believers
find hope in the Lord.
Feb 17 TLH 147; LSB 404 John 4:43-54 Jesus’ own people in Galilee were the hardest to convince of His deity, but we see these signs and are reassured that He is the Son of God!
Feb 18 TLH 551; LSB 551 John 5:1-15 Jesus healed the thirty-eight-year invalid—but His greater goal was to heal the man’s soul (verse 14).
Feb 19 TLH 410 (LSB 718) Micah 7:8-17 The repentant heart looks to the Lord for deliverance from troubles. As believers, we enjoy a confident expectation that our sorrows will not last.
Feb 20 TLH 324 (LSB 609) Micah 7:18-20 There is no God like ours! He is compassionate, forgiving, and faithful. He sent His own Son as a sacrifice for our sin and He shepherds us all our days.
Feb 22 TLH 33 2 Kings 13:1-9 Jehoahaz did not help to turn Israel away from idolatry, but he did turn to the true God when he needed deliverance from Aram. Notice that the Lord never lost interest in helping Israel.
Feb 23 TLH 45 2 Kings 13:10-20 Joash (Jehoash) was disappointed in losing Elisha, but he wasn’t interested in
wholeheartedly following Elisha’s God. The Lord invites us to lean on Him fully. Let’s take
Him up on it!
Feb 24 TLH 343 (LSB 395) John 5:16-30 Jesus taught that His authority was equal to the Father’s because He was equal to the Father. “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”
Feb 25 WS 720 (LSB 413) John 5:31-47 The Jewish leaders would not accept Jesus’ testimony, so He gave them the testimony of John and of the Father too. He desired their repentance even though they hated Him.
Feb 26 TLH 122 2 Kings 14:1-14 King Amaziah of Judah generally did what was right, but he was tripped up by his arrogance thinking he could defeat the kingdom of Israel in battle. Arrogance displaces trust in God.
Feb 27 TLH 12 2 Kings 14:23-29 There was nothing great about King Jeroboam, but there was much great about the Lord Who supported Israel rather than blotting them out from under heaven.

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