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

Date Hymns Reading Comments
September 1 TLH 196 / LSB 468 Jeremiah 15 No one can resist the just wrath of the Lord. Even so, the Lord protects and delivers those who are faithful to Him.
September 2 LSB 786 Romans 12 Every believer in Christ has received certain gifts from God. Each of us is to use his gifts for the benefit of the church.
September 4 LSB 336 Revelation 1 While in exile on the island of Patmos, John received a revelation from the Lord. John sends messages from the Lord to seven churches in Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.
September 5 TLH 479 Revelation 2 The believers in Ephesus have endured in the true faith, but their love has faded; the Lord encourages them to resume their acts of love. The believers in Smyrna face persecution; the Lord encourages them to be faithful unto death. The believers in Pergamum have been infiltrated by false teachers; the Lord encourages them to repent. The believers in Thyatira also have been infected with false teaching and practice; the Lord encourages them to reject falsehood and to hold to the truth.
September 6 TLH 407 Revelation 3 The believers in Sardis are lacking in good works; the Lord encourages them to repent and to wake up. The believers in Philadelphia have remained faithful in the face of false teaching; the Lord encourages them to continue in faithfulness. The believers in Laodicea are lukewarm in their works; the Lord encourages them to become rich in faith.
September 7 TLH 331 / LSB 614 Ezekiel 33 The Lord sends Ezekiel as a watchman for Israel. The Lord desires not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked repent and live. Ezekiel prophesies destruction for Jerusalem as a result of the wickedness of the people.
September 8 TLH 577 / LSB 965 Romans 13 Even as citizens of the kingdom of God, believers remain citizens also of earthly kingdoms during this life. We are to obey the governing authorities with which God has blessed us.
September 9 TLH 135 / LSB 414 Matthew 17 Jesus is transfigured in the sight of Peter, James, and John, and displays for them His glory. Jesus casts a demon out of a boy. Jesus predicts His death and resurrection.
September 11 LSB 920 1 Peter 5 Peter closes his letter with final instructions, encouragement, and greetings.
September 12 TLH 290 2 Peter 1 Peter encourages believers to demonstrate their faith in their conduct. Peter reminds his readers that he is an eyewitness of the glory of Christ, having witnessed Christ in His glory at the Transfiguration. Peter upholds the Scriptures as the true Word of God.
September 13 TLH 413 / LSB 715 2 Peter 2 Peter warns against false prophets, citing from the Old Testament Scriptures examples of the judgment of God that results for those who reject the truth.
September 14 TLH 660 / LSB 748 Genesis 50 Joseph mourns the death of his father Jacob. Before his death, Joseph reminds his brothers of the promise of the Lord to bring them into the land of Canaan. Joseph dies in Egypt.
September 15 TLH 591 Romans 14 Where the Lord has issued no command, we are free. Sometimes in matters of freedom, our preferences will differ. Sometimes a Christian who is weak in faith or in understanding will feel as though something is sinful when in fact it is not. Believers bear with one another in patience and in love.
September 16 WS 785 / LSB 725 Matthew 18 The one who is humble like a child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. It is better to lose a hand, foot, or eye, than to be led into sin by the hand, foot, or eye. Jesus tells the parable of the lost sheep and the parable of the unforgiving servant. Jesus teaches what a believer is to do when a brother has sinned against him.
September 18 TLH 607 2 Peter 3 Peter reminds his readers that Christ will return in judgment unexpectedly even as the flood came unexpectedly. Peter closes his letter with warning and encouragement.
September 19 WS 743 / LSB 802 James 1 James encourages believers to find joy in their trials, to ask the Lord for wisdom, and to remember that all good gifts come from God. James instructs believers not only to hear the Word of God, but also to put it into practice through acts of love.
September 20 TLH 453 James 2 James warns against the sin of partiality and teaches that faith without works is dead.
September 21 TLH 621 / LSB 858 Matthew 19 Jesus teaches against divorce, explaining that Moses allowed divorce because of the hardness of heart of the Israelites. Jesus prohibits divorce except in a case of sexual immorality. Jesus welcomes the children. Jesus speaks with a rich young man who thinks he is ready to follow Jesus, but loves his earthly possessions.
September 22 TLH 597 / LSB 742 Philippians 1 Paul and Timothy greet the believers of Philippi. Paul expresses his thankfulness for the Philippians and for their support of his mission work. The Lord has used the imprisonment of Paul for the advancement of the Gospel. Even when preachers preach with sinful motives, the Lord blesses the proclamation of His Word. Whether we live or whether we die, it is to our benefit and to the glory of the Lord.
September 23 TLH 371 / LSB 563 Matthew 20 Jesus tells the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. Jesus predicts His death and resurrection. James, John, and their mother request for James and John the highest seats of honor and authority in Jesus’ kingdom. Jesus gives the disciples a lesson in humility. Jesus heals two blind men.
September 25 TLH 296 / LSB 589 James 3 James encourages believers to tame their tongues because sins of the tongue can cause great harm. James teaches the way of true wisdom.
September 26 TLH 144 / LSB 421 James 4 James warns against various forms of worldliness. Believers are not to boast about the future, but are to entrust themselves to the gracious will of the Lord.
September 27 TLH 459 / LSB 779 James 5 James warns of the spiritual dangers faced by the rich. James encourages patience in suffering as we await the coming of the Lord. James encourages faithful prayer.
September 28 TLH 295 / LSB 579 Ezekiel 18 The man who lives in wickedness will die for his own sin. The man who lives by faith will be justified. Desiring the salvation of all, the Lord calls His people to repentance.
September 29 WS 763 / LSB 512 Philippians 2 Paul encourages the Philippians to live in humility and in love, following the perfect example of Christ. Paul sends Timothy and Epaphroditus to Philippi.
September 30 TLH 57 / LSB 335 Matthew 21 Jesus enters Jerusalem in triumph on Palm Sunday. Jesus drives the buyers, sellers, and money-changers out of the temple. The priests and elders demand to know by what authority Jesus is teaching and performing miracles. Since they cannot answer whether the baptism of John was from heaven or from man, Jesus declines to answer their question. Jesus tells the parable of the two sons and the parable of the tenants.

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