Friday, May 29, 2009

Daily Lectionary for the week of Pentecost

Daily Lectionary

Pentecost Sunday Numbers 21:10–35; Luke 21:20–38

Pentecost Monday Isaiah 57:15–21, Acts 10:42–48, John 3:16–21

Pentecost Tuesday Isaiah 32:14–20, Acts 8:14–17, John 10:1–10

June 3, 2009 Numbers 23:4–28; Luke 22:47–71

June 4, 2009 Numbers 24:1–25; Luke 23:1–25

June 5, 2009 Numbers 27:12–23; Luke 23:26–56

June 6, 2009 Numbers 32:1–6, 16–27; Luke 24:1–27

Holy Trinity Sunday Isaiah 6:1–7; Romans 11:33–36; John 3:1–17

NEXT WEEKS LESSONS: The Feast of the Holy Trinity

When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is 6:1–7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:1–15). This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born (again) of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts!” “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen” (Rom 11:33–36).

Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1–7

Epistle: Romans 11:33–36

Holy Gospel: John 3:1–15 (16–17)

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