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

Date Hymns Reading Comments

Mar 1 TLH 279 Luke 18:35-43 Today is another day of grace, and at this very moment Jesus is passing by. Even Christians need to be reminded that today is the day to cry out for Christ’s mercy.

Mar 2 TLH 324 Luke 19:1-10 Jesus loves even “short people.” He loves those who fall short of society’s expectations, as well as those who fall short of God’s expectations.

Mar 3 WS 786 Luke 19:11-27 God is serious about using our gifts and talents in the interest of His kingdom. Help us, Lord, to use what You give us to serve You.

Mar 4 TLH 162 Luke 19:28-40 The King of kings comes in humility to lay down His life for the sins of us all. “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Mar 5 TLH 297 Luke 19:41-48 Jesus’ weeping eyes enable us to peer into the very heart of God. The God of love does not want anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Mar 7 TLH 296 Luke 20:1-8 When asking God questions, let us take care we do so with the humility of faith. Give us grace, Lord, to gladly bow before the authority of Your perfect Word!

Mar 8 TLH 465 Luke 20:9-19 Jesus tells the sad history of Israel’s rejection of her Lord. Help us, Lord, to always receive Your Son in faith, and to build the entirety of our lives on Him, our Cornerstone!

Mar 9 TLH 577 Luke 20:20-26 A simple and timeless lesson: Give to earthly government the taxes and obedience it is due, and give to God what He is due.

Mar 10 TLH 775 Luke 20:27-40 The Sadducees seek to undermine God’s Word with a convoluted story. The Word—not clever arguments — is our powerful counterpunch against all who attack it.

Mar 11 TLH 339 Luke 20:41-47 Your enemies are “toast” when you can make them your footstool. Sin, death, and Satan have been made the footstool of David’s Lord and ours!

Mar 12 WS 788 Luke 21:1-4 Fervent love and real sacrifice describe the widow’s giving. What else but the fervent love and sacrifice of Christ can empower that kind of giving in money-loving sinners like you and me?

Mar 14 WS 774 Luke 21:5-24 The Savior paints a dire picture of the future for the disciples of that time. But history is His Story, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against Christ’s Church.

Mar 15 TLH 609 Luke 21:25-38 What will the day of Christ’s return be like? For the believing child of God it will be a day of looking up with nothing but pure joy! “For our redemption draws near!”

Mar 16 WS 789 Luke 22:1-6 A great peer group! The best teacher ever! A Savior from sin and death! Judas threw all that away for a few pieces of silver. A lesson for us in this materialistic age?

Mar 17 WS 755 Luke 22:7-23 “Is” means “is”! Thank God for a fellowship which confesses the truth of the Real Presence! How blessed we are to receive Jesus’ true body and blood, given and shed for the forgiveness of sins.

Mar 18 TLH 652 Luke 22:24-38 The disciples are up to their old tricks, arguing over who is the greatest. Greatness in God’s kingdom is a heart willing to serve others in love. Lord, forgive our desire to be served, and help us follow your example of greatness.

Mar 19 TLH 159 Luke 22:39-53 “Go to dark Gethsemane, Ye that feel the Tempter’s power; Your Redeemer’s conflict see, Watch with Him one bitter hour; Turn not from His griefs away, Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.” – TLH 159:1

Mar 21 WS 777 Luke 22:54-62 When we, like Peter, try to stand on our own spiritual feet, we set ourselves up for a big crash. But it’s not “three strikes and you’re out!” God has grace to rescue faltering sinners like you and me.

Mar 22 TLH 451 Luke 22:63-71 Under oath in a hostile courtroom, Jesus boldly testifies that He is the Son of God! May His perfect love for us give us courage to testify of His grace and truth before a hostile world.

Mar 23 WS 762 John 18:1-14 When Jesus of Nazareth—the Great I AM—speaks, His enemies can only fall back in fear. This shows that Jesus’ life was not taken from Him. Rather, He freely gave His life a ransom for all.

Mar 24 WS 769 John 18:19-27 Jesus spoke openly for all to hear. The Christian faith is not a secret society, where certain truths are kept hidden from the public eye. Shout God’s truth from the rooftops!

Mar 25 TLH 294 John 18:28-40 Why was Jesus born? “The reason I was born [He says] … is to testify to the truth.” The very next day Jesus will “sign” His testimony of truth in His own blood.

Mar 26 TLH 341 Luke 23:1-12 Like Pilate and Herod long ago, powerful rulers continue to join forces against the Lord and His Anointed. No matter. God will have the last laugh, and His Son will never be dethroned!

Mar 28 TLH 198 Luke 23:13-25 Not even unscrupulous Pilate can find a speck of guilt in Jesus. Yet in cowardice he capitulates to the crowd’s lust for blood, and darkness has its day. But it won’t be long before God will turn the table on evil’s schemes.

Mar 29 WS 724 Luke 23:26-43 Read these words with penitent tears, dear Christian. Understand exactly why the Son of God was crucified. It was for your sin. But as with the thief, Jesus remembers you with mercy.

Mar 30 TLH 186 Luke 23:44-49 “May Thy life and death supply Grace to live and grace to die, Grace to reach the home on high: Hear us, holy Jesus.” – TLH 186:1

Mar 31 TLH 176 Luke 23:50-56 Luke records what Isaiah had already prophesied concerning Jesus’ burial: “For the transgression of my people he was stricken. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death” (Isaiah 53:8-9).