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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 133 Luke 2:41-52 Jesus takes up work in His Father’s business. We see the boy Jesus keeping the Law for us, and thus already laboring to accomplish our salvation.

Feb 2 TLH 279 Luke 5:27-39 People sick with sin need Doctor Jesus, the only one Who can cure what ails us. Our hearts are filled with the joy of a wedding banquet as we cling in faith to our Doctor, Who is also the Bridegroom of His Church.

Feb 3 TLH 405 Luke 7:36-50 A better translation of v. 47 reads: “Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much.” (CSB) Love for Jesus flows from the forgiving love He has shown to us.

Feb 4 TLH 370 Luke 9:28-45 When Jesus comes down from the mountain, He finds doubting hearts. Jesus’ disciples lack sufficient trust in Him to drive out a demon. A father isn’t sure Jesus can help. But all things are possible for him who believes.

Feb 5 TLH 323 Luke 11:37-54 For their legalistic and loveless practices, Jesus pronounces six woes on the Pharisees and teachers of the law. Let’s guard against the proud spirit of the Pharisees, and with humbled hearts daily seek God’s forgiveness.

Feb 7 TLH 289 Luke 12:1-3 Don’t think you can hide anything from God. He sees and hears every one of our many sins. Thank God He looks upon us as righteous for the sake of His Son.

Feb 8 WS 785 Luke 12:4-9 God places tremendous value even on little sparrows. How much more value does He place on you, dear child of God! Think of the cost He paid to make you His own!

Feb 9 TLH 366 Luke 12:13-21 Foolish people make it all about money and possessions. Lord, give repentance to our materialistic hearts. Keep us rich toward God through faith in Jesus!

Feb 10 WS 789 Luke 12:22-32 Worry, worry, worry! It does us no good whatsoever. Lord, help us seek Your kingdom first and foremost, trusting that You will provide whatever we need for this body and life.

Feb 11 TLH 416 Luke 12:35-48 Jesus calls for readiness and faithfulness as we await His Second Coming. We need our Savior’s constant mercy and strength if we are to remain His trustworthy servants.

Feb 12 TLH 278 Luke 13:1-9 When others are struck by tragedy, let’s not think of them as more sinful than we are. Rather, let us see our own need of repentance. In His great mercy, the Lord patiently waits for sinners to repent.

Feb 14 TLH 412 Luke 13:10-17 Jesus rebukes a legalistic synagogue ruler for his misapplied and loveless understanding of Sabbath Day laws. Legalism always gets in the way of true Christ-like love for others.

Feb 15 TLH 355 Luke 13:22-30 So many think that the door into heaven is wide, that any religion will get you there. Not so! Narrow is the door, and Jesus Christ alone is the Door.

Feb 16 TLH 403 Luke 14:1-15 Our sinful nature always wants to put ourselves before others. Jesus put others before Himself, especially when He went to the cross to save us. Give us grace, Jesus, to put others before ourselves.

Feb 17 TLH 423 Luke 14:25-35 Jesus paid the full cost of our salvation. Our cost as His disciples is to let go of our love for the things of the world. May the Savior’s love make us glad to pay that paltry price.

Feb 18 TLH 324 Luke 15:1-10 How fervently would you look for a lost coin or animal? What about your wallet or cell phone? Rejoice! Jesus is consumed with the desire to find lost sinners like you and me!

Feb 19 WS 777 Luke 15:11-32 One son lost in immoral living. The other lost in self-righteousness. It’s because of the sacrifice of another unmentioned Son that the Father shows unconditional love and compassion for both.

Feb 21 TLH 442 Luke 16:1-15 We can never buy our way into heaven. However, the Gospel moves us to use our money to bring the Gospel to others. In eternity we will be welcomed by the beneficiaries of our love offerings.

Feb 22 TLH 285 Luke 16:19-31 Just as one can’t buy his way into heaven, neither does material poverty assure one of a place in heaven. Rich or poor, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God!

Feb 23 TLH 400 Luke 17:1-10 A few things taught us by our Savior: 1) Don’t lead others into sin. 2) Rebuke those who sin. 3) Forgive penitent sinners. 4) Faith in Christ is able to deal with mountain-sized problems.

Feb 24 TLH 610 Luke 17:20-37 The Flood in Noah’s day, along with the destruction of Sodom in Lot’s day, are used to warn us to be ready for the sudden coming of the Son of Man. Lord keep us anchored to Your cross!

Feb 25 TLH 457 Luke 18:1-8 With this section Jesus invites us to believe that God is “our true Father . . . so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.”

Feb 26 TLH 371 Luke 18:9-17 Pharisaical work-righteousness wants nothing to do with God’s mercy and Jesus’ cross. Help us always, Lord, to see our sinfulness, and then to trust in Your forgiving mercy!

Feb 28 TLH 370 Luke 18:18-34 It’s impossible for sinners to enter the kingdom of God on their own. But God did the impossible through Christ, Who kept the Law in our place and died as our substitute.