Monday, October 18, 2010

Daily Readings for October 17-23, 2010

Daily Readings for October 17-23, 2010

October 17 Deut 15:19—16:22, Matt 13:44–58
October 18 Deut 17:1–20,Matt 14:1–21
October 19 Deut 18:1–22,Matt 14:22–36
October 20 Deut 19:1–20, Matt 15:1–20
October 21 Deut 20:1–20, Matt 15:21–39
October 22 Deut 21:1–23,Matt 16:1–12
October 23 Deut 24:10—25:10,Matt 16:13–28


“‘Let there be light.’ And there was light” (Gen 1:1–2:3). The Father speaks, and it is so. His Word accomplishes what it says. He created all things out of nothing through His Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Father’s creative Word became flesh in Jesus Christ, that He might restore fallen creation and save fallen man. To the nobleman whose son was deathly ill, Jesus says, “Go your way; your son lives” (John 4:46–54). And in the very hour Jesus spoke, the nobleman’s son was made well. The Word of Christ still accomplishes what it says. In baptism, absolution, and the Lord’s Supper, He declares His life–giving forgiveness to you, and it is so. This saving Word of God is the sword of the Spirit by which you are able to fight off all the onslaughts of the devil (Eph. 6:10–17). “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

Collect: Lord, we implore You to keep Your household the Church in continual godliness, that through Your protection she may be free from all adversities and devoutly given to serve You in good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord . Amen.

Old Testament: Genesis 1:1–2:3
Epistle: Ephesians 6:10–17
Holy Gospel: John 4:46–54

No comments: