Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bible Readings for May 30 - June 5, 2010

Daily Bible Readings
Holy Trinity Sunday Numbers 35:9–30; Luke 24:28–53; Acts 1:1—7:60

May 31 Ecclesiastes 8:1–17; (Visitation) John 9:1–23;
June 1 Ecclesiastes 9:1–17; John 9:24–41
June 2 Ecclesiastes 10:1–20; John 10:1–21
June 3 Ecclesiastes 11:1–10; John 10:22–42
June 4 Ecclesiastes 12:1–14; John 11:1–16
June 5 Proverbs 1:8–33; John 11:17–37

Looking Ahead to next week
 The First Sunday after trinity

When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. For he was truly Abraham’s seed. He believed in the Lord, and the Lord “accounted it to him for righteousness” (Gen 15:1–6). The name Lazarus means “God is my help.” The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” (1 John 4:16–21). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19–31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets—that is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Through His death and resurrection, we are brought to the comfort of life everlasting.

O God, the Strength of all those who put their trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us the help of Your grace that in keeping Your commandments we may please You both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord . Amen.

Old Testament: Genesis 15:1–6
Epistle: 1 John 4:16–21
Holy Gospel: Luke 16:19–31

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