Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daily readings November 15-21, 2009

Daily Lectionary

November 15 Jeremiah 30:1–24; Matthew 26:57–75; Revelation 15:1–8

November 16 Jeremiah 31:1–17, 23–34; Matthew 27:1–10; Revelation 16:1–21

November 17 Jeremiah 33:1–22; Matthew 27:11–32;

November 18 Jeremiah 37:1–21; Matthew 27:33–56; Revelation 17:1–18

November 19 Jeremiah 38:1–28; Matthew 27:57–66

November 20 Dan 1:1–21; Matthew 28:1–20

November 21 Dan 2:1–23; Revelation 18:1–24

Next Weeks Lessons:

The Sunday of the fulfillment

“The day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:1–11). The arrival of the bridegroom will be sudden and unexpected. Therefore you are to be watchful and ready like the five wise virgins. “For you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming” (Matthew 25:1–13). The lamps are the Word of Christ. The oil in the lamps is the Holy Spirit, who works through the Word to create and sustain the flame of faith in Christ. The foolish are those who do not give proper attention to the working of the Holy Spirit in baptism, preaching, and the supper, and so their faith does not endure. The wise, however, are those who diligently attend to these gifts of the Spirit, and who therefore have an abundance of oil. The flame of faith endures to the end. By God’s grace they are received into the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, the new heavens and the new earth created by the Lord for the joy of His people (Isaiah 65:17–25).


Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon ourselves the armor of light, now in the fleeting time of this mortal life in which Your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility, that in the Last Day, when He shall come again in His glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to life immortal; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament: Isaiah 65:17–25

Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11

Holy Gospel: Matthew 25:1–13

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