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

Date Hymns Reading Comments
June 1 TLH 34 /LSB 611 Mark 2 Jesus forgives the sins of a paralytic and heals him. Jesus calls Levi, the tax collector, to follow Him. Jesus explains why His disciples do not fast. The disciples of Jesus pluck heads of grain on the Sabbath and Jesus defends them.
June 3 TLH 399/LSB 694 Deuteronomy 6 Throughout the Old Testament the Lord gives His people many commandments. The greatest commandment is, “You shall love the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) Jesus will add that “the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Matthew 22:39)
June 4 TLH 651/LSB 752 Genesis 23 Sarah dies in Canaan. Abraham buys the field of Machpelah from Ephron the Hittite. Abraham buries Sarah in a cave of the field.
June 5 TLH 620/LSB 859 Genesis 24 Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac from the family of Abraham. The servant returns with Rebekah. Isaac takes Rebekah as his wife.
June 6 TLH 596/LSB 759 Genesis 25 Abraham takes another wife, Keturah, who bears him more children. Abraham dies and Isaac and Ishmael bury him in the cave of Machpelah. Rebekah gives birth to twins, Esau and Jacob. Esau sells his birthright to Jacob.
June 7 TLH 351/LSB 700 Ezekiel 12 Though the Judeans live in exile, they refuse to believe that the temple in Jerusalem will be destroyed. The Lord sends Ezekiel to warn them that He will fulfill all of His prophecies.
June 8 LSB 844 Mark 3 Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath. Jesus heals many, and crowds follow Him. Jesus appoints the twelve apostles. In response to the accusation that Jesus casts out demons by the power of the devil, Jesus teaches about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
June 10 TLH 76/LSB 383 Ezekiel 13 In every age, false prophets prophesy what people want to hear. The exiled Judeans want to hear that they will experience no further destruction, but that they will enjoy peace. Therefore this is what false prophets preach to them. Through Ezekiel the Lord condemns false prophets.
June 11 TLH 401/LSB 692 Ezekiel 14 Through Ezekiel the Lord condemns the worship of idols. Jerusalem will not escape from the coming judgment of the Lord.
June 12 LSB 540 Ezekiel 15 By their unfaithfulness the Judeans have made themselves worthless. Therefore the Lord compares the residents of Jerusalem to a useless vine, worthy only of being thrown into the fire.
June 13 TLH 333 Ezekiel 16 The Lord compares His people to an unfaithful bride. Even so, the Lord promises to remember His covenant with the children of Israel.
June 14 TLH 26/LSB 797 Ezekiel 17 Through a parable of two eagles and a vine, the Lord condemns Judah for relying on Egypt for assistance in rebelling against Babylon. At the same time, the Lord promises that He will restore His chosen nation.
June 15 TLH 52/LSB 923 Mark 4 Jesus tells the parable of the sower. Jesus explains the parable to His closest followers. Jesus tells the parables of the lamp under a basket, of the growing seed, and of the mustard seed. Jesus calms a storm.
June 17 TLH 329/LSB 607 Ezekiel 19 In words of poetry, Ezekiel laments the religious and moral decline of his people and their resulting defeat.
June 18 TLH 517/LSB 758 1 Samuel 4 It is a tragic time for the children of Israel. The Philistines capture the ark of the covenant. Hophni and Phinehas, the wicked sons of Eli, are killed in the battle. When Eli hears about the ark, he also dies.
June 19 TLH 234/LSB 496 1 Samuel 5 Strange and terrible things occur wherever the Philistines take the ark. Therefore the leaders of the Philistines resolve to return the ark to Israel.
June 20 WS 738/LSB 821 1 Samuel 6 The Philistines return the ark to Israel along with a guilt offering.
June 21 TLH 33 1 Samuel 7 Samuel calls upon the people of Israel to put away their false gods and to return to the Lord. The people repent and turn to the Lord.
June 22 WS 701/LSB 343 1 Samuel 8 Like the sons of Eli before them, the sons of Samuel are corrupt and unfit to lead Israel. The elders of Israel ask Samuel to appoint a king over Israel. The Lord warns the people of the curse that will come with monarchy, but the people refuse to listen; they want to have a king in order to be like the surrounding nations. The Lord directs Samuel to give them their king.
June 24 LSB 727 Psalm 91 As believers in Christ, we are safe from all harm and danger. Jesus’ heavenly Father is our heavenly Father and He promises to protect us. When He allows evil to touch our lives, He promises to use even evil for our benefit. One day He will call us out of this world of evil to live forever in a perfect world where no evil will exist and where death will be no more.
June 25 TLH 541/LSB 876 Psalm 92 We praise the Lord for His wondrous works. We praise the Lord for the depth of His wisdom. We praise the Lord for His protection against our enemies. We praise the Lord for His continually feeding and strengthening us in body and in soul.
June 26 TLH 268 Lamentations 1 Jeremiah mourns as he reflects on the exile of Judah.
June 27 LSB 754 Lamentations 2 When we experience various trials and hardships in life, we do well to remember that all pain and suffering are results of sin. As human beings, each of us is to blame for sin and for the suffering and death that result from sin.
June 28 TLH 537 Lamentations 3 Even in the midst of deep mourning, Jeremiah expresses his abiding hope in the faithfulness of the Lord.
June 29 LSB 849 Mark 5 Jesus drives many demons out of a man. At the request of this legion of demons, Jesus sends them into a herd of pigs. Jesus heals a woman with a discharge of blood and raises the daughter of Jairus from the dead.

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