Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daily Readings for June 19-25, 2011


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” (Genesis 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.

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

Daily Lectionary For June 19–25, 2011

June 19 Proverbs 22:1–21; John 18:1–14
June 20 Proverbs 22:22-23:12; John 18:15-40
June 21 Proverbs 24:1-22; John 19:1-22
June 22 Proverbs 25:1-22; John 19:23-42; Proverbs 26:1-28
June 23 Proverbs 27:1-24; John 20:1-18; Proverbs 28:1-29:27
June 24 Nativity of John the Baptist Proverbs 30:1-9, 18-33; John 20:19-31
June 25 Looking ahead to Trinity 1
             Genesis 15:1–6; 1 John 4:16–21; Luke 16:19–31

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