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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS June 2021

Written by | June, 2021
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006

Date Hymns Reading Comments

Jun 2 WS 734 John 20:11-18 Mary was so distracted by her own grief that she didn’t recognize the Lord right away. What was it that got her attention again? The Word of Jesus. That Word calls to us by
name too.

Jun 3 TLH 188; LSB 472 John 20:19-31 Jesus teaches us that it’s not necessary to see Him in order to believe in Him.  Again, it’s the Word of Christ that works in our hearts, not what we have seen or not seen.

Jun 4 TLH 338 (LSB 687) Malachi 1:1-5 The Lord reaffirmed His concern and care for the descendants of Jacob, the children of the promise. Today you are the children of the promise, dear Christians!

Jun 5 TLH 337 Malachi 1:6-14 The priests were going through the motions, but neither they nor the people were
honoring God from their hearts and their offerings showed it.

Jun 7 WS 735 (LSB 485) John 21:1-14 Not only did Jesus show His disciples He was alive again, but He also revealed His power and authority as the Son of God.

Jun 8 TLH 648 (LSB 740) John 21:15-19 The Son of God loved His disciples by forgiving their sins. Even Peter who had disowned Jesus was forgiven and sent out to shepherd Christ’s people. The risen Lord forgives!

Jun 9 TLH 484 John 21:20-25 The disciples still had much spiritual maturing to do, but the Spirit would be with them, and they would grow in their faith.

Jun 10 TLH 488 Malachi 2:1-9 God intended that the priests should be His messengers, bringing His Word to the people. However, they failed to do this and had led the people into sin and spiritual danger.

Jun 11 TLH 399 (LSB 694) Malachi 2:10-17 The people of Judah disregarded God’s Law and then complained when He did not bless them! Their morality was backwards, taking what the Lord called evil and calling it good.

Jun 12 TLH 19 (LSB 819) Ephesians 1:1-14 When you feel discouraged and defeated by your own sins, remember that you have been chosen to receive every spiritual blessing in Christ—even redemption through His blood!

Jun 14 TLH 233 (LSB 499) Ephesians 1:15-23 The faith, understanding, and spiritual enlightenment that God gives you comes courtesy of His surpassing power and greatness. Thanks be to God and to His Son Jesus Christ!

Jun 15 TLH 231 (LSB 768) Ephesians 2:1-22 At one time we were apart from Christ, but now we have been brought to faith in Him and are members of God’s household along with the Holy Christian Church.

Jun 16 WS 701 (LSB 343) Malachi 3:1-5 The Lord would send a messenger (John the Baptist) to prepare the way for the “messenger of the covenant” (Jesus Christ). What would the Christ do? He would purify
His people from their sins.

Jun 17 TLH 404 Malachi 3:6-18 Bringing proper offerings to the Lord once again would be evidence that the people had returned to Him in their hearts.

Jun 18 TLH 95 (LSB 332) Malachi 4:1-6 Trouble was coming for those who would not repent, but help was coming too in the Messiah. They would know He was just around the corner when they saw the new “Elijah”
(John the Baptist).

Jun 19 TLH 499; LSB 813 Ephesians 3:1-13 Paul had been made a prisoner for taking the Gospel to the Gentiles, but through that ministry the Lord had shared the “incomprehensible riches” of Christ with many, so Paul
didn’t feel bad.

Jun 21 TLH 495 Ephesians 3:14-21 What does every minister pray? He prays that his people know the love of Christ.

Jun 22 TLH 543; LSB 411 Ephesians 4:1-32 How can we show our appreciation for Christ’s love toward us? By acting in loving ways toward others.

Jun 23 TLH 544 Psalm 73 It’s easy to follow the ways of the wicked because they often seem to have it better than the believing children of God. Yet they will perish and those who draw near to God find
refuge.

Jun 24 TLH 239 (LSB 905) Psalm 74 It is hard to stand by and watch the Lord and His followers persecuted throughout the world, so we pray that He would arise and defend those who praise His name.

Jun 25 TLH 353 Psalm 75 The wicked and impenitent cannot escape the Lord’s justice, but that same justice also
frees those who repent and trust in Christ.

Jun 26 TLH 365 Ephesians 5:1-21 As Christ sacrificed Himself for us and lived for us in love, let us “sacrifice” ourselves to Him, living a godly life before Him and others.

Jun 28 WS 790 Ephesians 5:22-33 Not sure what a godly life looks like? The apostle first explains what a godly life between husbands and wives looks like.

Jun 29 TLH 630; LSB 863 Ephesians 6:1-9 Next we see what a godly life between children, parents, servants, and masters looks like.

Jun 30 WS 768 (LSB 665) Ephesians 6:10-24 Finally, the Lord gives us the tools to fight against evil. Our strength is in the Lord and in His mighty power.

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