Saturday, May 7, 2011

Daily Readings May 15-21, 2011

Daily Lectionary

May 15 Leviticus 8:1-13, 30-36; Luke 9:1-17
May 16 Leviticus 9:1-24; Luke 9:18-36
May 17 Leviticus 10:1-20; Luke 9:37-62; Leviticus 11:1-15:33
May 18 Leviticus 16:1-24; Luke 10:1-22
May 19 Leviticus 17:1-16; Luke 10:23-42
May 20 Leviticus 18:1-7, 20-19:8; Luke 11:1-13
May 21 Leviticus 19:9-18, 26-37; Luke 11:14-36

Isaiah 12:1–6
James 1:16–21
John 16:5–15
Jesus Promises to Send His Holy Spirit, the Helper
Though Jesus has departed from us visibly to the right hand of the Father who sent Him, yet this is to our advantage. For Jesus—who is Lord over all creation, who intercedes for us before the Father, who is preparing a place for us in heaven—has sent the Helper, the Spirit of Truth (John 16:5–15). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” through Jesus Christ (James 1:17). The Holy Spirit helps us by taking what is Christ’s and declaring it to us. In the Word of truth, the Spirit works repentance and delivers to us the forgiveness of sins, the righteousness of Christ, and victory over the devil. For the ruler of this world is judged and defeated by the cross. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, we have been brought forth to new life in Him who is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Confident of our resurrection with Christ we confess, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid” (Isaiah 12:2).

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