1997 Spokesman Bible Reading Guide

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1997 BIBLE READING GUIDE

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path!” (Psalm 119:105) A suggestion for the use of this guide for your personal or family devotionals: Complement your reading of the coordinated Scripture selections with the worship treasures of The Lutheran Hymnal (1941). Hymn groups are noted below by number in the book. Browsing, reading, singing… In any fashion you will greatly enhance your prayer responses to the Word. After the date of each Sunday,are the lessons upon which the following selections are based. The key to beneficial use of this resource? That’s right. Discipline. Commit yourself to a certain “quiet time” each day,where you are in sanctuary with Bible and Hymnal at hand. And hands are ready to fold. We wish you well in this, for you have “chosen that good part” with Mary who sat at Jesus’ feet.
JANUARY 1, THE NAME OF JESUS New Year Hymns: 114-125 Luke 2:21-38 Thursday, Isaiah 63:7-9; Friday, Matthew 2:13-23; Saturday, Galatians 4:4-7 JANUARY 5, EPIPHANY SUNDAY Epiphany Hymns: 126-135; Mission Hymns: 494-512 Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-12; Matthew 2:1-12; Psalm 72 Monday, 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Tuesday, Luke 3:15-17,21-22; Wednesday, Titus 3:4-7; Thursday, Isaiah 42:1-7; Friday, Matthew 3:13-17 Saturday, Acts 10:34-38 JANUARY 12, BAPTISM OF OUR LORD Isaiah 49:1-6; Acts 16:25-34; Mark 4:1-11; Psalm 2 Monday, 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Tuesday, Luke 3:15-22; Wednesday, Titus 3:4-7 Thursday, Isaiah 42:1-7; Friday, Matthew 3:13-17; Saturday, Acts 10:34-38 JANUARY 19, EPIPHANY 2 1 Samuel 3:1-10; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51; Psalm 67 Monday, Isaiah 62:1-5; Tuesday, John 2:1-11; Wednesday, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Thursday, Isaiah 49:1-6; Friday, John 1:29-41; Saturday, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 JANUARY 26, EPIPHANY 3 Jonah 3:1-5,10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20; Psalm 62 Monday, Isaiah 61:1-6; Tuesday, Luke 4:14-21; Wednesday, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Thursday, Isaiah 9:1-4; Friday, Matthew 5:1-12; Saturday, 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 FEBRUARY 2, EPIPHANY 4 Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28; Psalm 1 Monday, Jeremiah 1:4-10; Tuesday, Luke 4:20-32; Wednesday, 1 Cor. 12:27-13:13; Thursday, Micah 6:1-8; Friday, Matthew 5:1-12; Saturday, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 FEBRUARY 9, TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD 2 Kings 2:1-12a; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Mark 9:2-9; Psalm 148 Monday, Exodus 34:29-35; Tuesday, Luke 9:28-36; Ash Wednesday, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:2; Thursday, Exodus 24:12-18; Friday, Matthew 17:1-9; Saturday, 2 Peter 1:16-21 FEBRUARY 16, LENT 1 Hymns for LENT: 140-159 Genesis 22:1-18; Romans 8:31-39; Mark 1:12-15; Psalm 6 Monday, Deuteronomy 26:5-10; Tuesday, Luke 4:1-13; Wednesday, Romans 10:8b-13; Thursday, Genesis 2:7-3:7; Friday, Matthew 4:1-11; Saturday, Romans 5:12-19 FEBRUARY 23, LENT 2 Genesis 28:10-17; Mark 8:31-38; Romans 5:1-11; Psalm 73 Monday, Jeremiah 26:8-15; Tuesday, Luke 13:31-35; Wednesday, Philippians 3:17-4:1 Thursday, Genesis 12:1-8; Friday, John 4:5-26; Saturday, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 MARCH 2, LENT 3 Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-22; Psalm 19 Monday, Exodus 3:1-15; Tuesday, Luke 13:1-9; Wednesday, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Thursday, Isaiah 42:14-21; Friday, John 9:1-39; Saturday, Ephesians 5:8-14 MARCH 9, LENT 4 Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21; Psalm 38 Monday, Isaiah 12:1-6; Tuesday, Luke 15:1-3,11-32; Wednesday, 1 Corinthians 10:18-25; Thursday, Hosea 5:16-6:3; Friday, Matthew 20:17-28; Saturday, Romans 8:1-10 MARCH 16, LENT 5 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33; Psalm 143 Monday, Isaiah 43:16-21; Tuesday, Luke 20:9-19; Wednesday, Philippians 3:8-14; Thursday, Ezekiel 37:1-14; Friday, John 11:17-27, 38-45; Saturday, Romans 8:11-19 MARCH 23, PASSION/PALM SUNDAY Hymns for Holy Week: 160-186 Zechariah 9:9,10; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-10; Psalm 24 Monday, Isaiah 42:1-9; Tuesday, John 12:20-36; Wednesday, Hebrews 12:1-3; Maundy Thursday, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Good Friday, Hebrews 10:16-25; Saturday, Romans 6:3-11 MARCH 30, EASTER DAY EASTER Season Hymns: 187-211 Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Mark 16:1-8; Psalm 118 Monday, Exodus 15:1-11; Tuesday, Luke 24:1-12; Wednesday, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Thursday, John 2:2-9; Friday, Matthew 28:1-10; Saturday, Colossians 3:1-4 APRIL 6, EASTER 2 Acts 3:12-20; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31; Psalm 16 Monday, Acts 5:12,17-32; Tuesday, Acts 4:32-25; Wednesday, Revelation 1:14-18; Thursday, Acts 2:14a,36-47; Friday, Psalm 133; Saturday, 1 Peter 1:3-9 APRIL 13, EASTER 3 Acts 4:8-12; 1 John 1:1-22; Luke 24:36-49; Psalm 118 Monday, Acts 9:1-19a; Tuesday, John 21:1-14; Wednesday, Revelation 5:11-14; Thursday, Acts 2:14a,36-47; Friday, Luke 24:13-35; Saturday, 1 Peter 1:17-21 APRIL 20, EASTER 4 Acts 4:23-33; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18; Psalm 23 Monday, Acts 13:15-33; Tuesday, John 10:22-30; Wednesday, Revelation 7:9-17; Thursday, Acts 6:1-9;7:2a,51-60; Friday, John 10:1-10; Saturday, 1 Peter 2:19-25 APRIL 27, EASTER 5 Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8; Psalm 67 Monday, Acts 13:44-52; Tuesday, John 13:31-35; Wednesday, Revelation 21:1-6; Thursday, Acts 17:1-12; Friday, John 14:1-12; Saturday, 1 Peter 2:10-10 MAY 4, EASTER 6 Acts 11:19-26; 1 John 4:1-11; John 15:9-17; Psalm 98 Monday, Acts 14:8-18; Tuesday, John 14:23-29; Wednesday, Revelation 21:10-14; MAY 8, Ascension of Our Lord Ephesians 1:15-23 Hymns 212-223 Friday, John 14:15-21; Saturday, 1 Peter 3:15-22 MAY 11, EASTER 7 Acts 1:15-26; 1 John 4:13-21; John 17:11b-19; Psalm 8 Monday,Acts 16:6-10; Tuesday,John 17:20-26; Wednesday,Revelation 22:12-20; Thursday,Acts 1:1-14; Friday,John 17:1-11a; Saturday,1 Peter 4:12-17;5:6-11 MAY 18, THE DAY OF PENTECOST Hymns 224-236 Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:25-27; Psalm 51b Monday,Genesis 11:1-9; Tuesday,John 15:26-27; Wednesday,Romans 8:22-27; Thursday,Joel 2:28,29; Friday,John 16:5-11; Saturday,Psalm 104:25-37 MAY 25, THE HOLY TRINITY Hymns celebrating the Trinity: 237-253 Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:14-17; John 3:1-17; Psalm 150 Monday,Numbers 6:22-27; Tuesday,John 16:12-15; Wednesday,Romans 5:1-5; Thursday,Genesis 1:1-2:3; Friday,Matthew 28:16-20; Saturday,2 Corinthians 13:11-14 JUNE 1, PENTECOST 2 Deuteronomy 5:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5-12; Mark 2:23-28; Psalm 126 Monday,1 Kings 8:22,23,41-43; Tuesday,Luke 7:1-10; Wednesday,Galatians 1:1-10; Thursday,Deuteronomy 11:18-21,26-28; Friday,Matthew 7:15-29; Saturday,Romans 3:21-25a,27-28 JUNE 8, PENTECOST 3 Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-18; Mark 3:20-35; Psalm 51a Monday,1 Kings 17:17-24; Tuesday,Luke 7:11-17; Wednesday,Galatians 1:11-24; Thursday,Hosea 5:15-6:6; Friday,Matthew 9:9-13; Saturday,Romans 4:18-25 JUNE 15, PENTECOST 4 Hymns of the Christian Home: 620-626 Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Mark 4:26-34; Psalm 92 Monday,2 Samuel 11:26-12:10-15; Tuesday,Luke 7:36-50; Wednesday,Galatians 2:11-21; Thursday,Exodus 19:2-8; Friday,Matthew 9:35-10:8; Saturday,Romans 5:6-11 JUNE 22, PENTECOST 5 Job 38:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Mark 4:35-41; Psalm 46 Monday,Zechariah 13:7-9; Tuesday,Luke 9:18-24; Wednesday,Galatians 3:23-29; Thursday,Jeremiah 20:7-13; Friday,Matthew 10:24-33; Saturday,Romans 5:12-15 JUNE 29, PENTECOST 6 Lamentations 3:31-33; 2 Cor. 8:1-14; Mark 5:21-24a,35-43; Psalm 30 Monday,1 Kings 19:14-21; Tuesday,Luke 9:51-62; Wednesday,Galatians 5:1,13-25; JULY 6, PENTECOST 7 Hymns for our nations: 575-584 Ezekiel 2:1-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6; Psalm 143 Monday,Isaiah 66:10-14; Tuesday,Luke 10:1-20; Wednesday,Galatians 6:1-16; Thursday,Exodus 33:12-23; Friday,Matthew 11:25-30; Saturday,Romans 7:15-25a JULY 13, PENTECOST 8 Amos 7:10-15; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13; Psalm 78 Monday,Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Tuesday,Luke 10:25-37; Wednesday,Colossians 1:1-14; Thursday,Isaiah 55:10-11; Friday,Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23; Saturday,Romans 8:18-25 JULY 20, PENTECOST 9 Hymns of the Redeemer: 339-368 Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-22; Mark 6:30-34; Psalm 23 Monday,Genesis 18:1-14; Tuesday,Luke 10:38-42; Wednesday,Colossians 1:21-29; Thursday,Joel 3:12-16; Friday,Matthew 13:24-43; Saturday,Romans 8:26,27 JULY 27, PENTECOST 10 Exodus 24:3-11; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:1-15; Psalm 84 Monday,Genesis 18:30-32; Tuesday,Luke 11:1-13; Wednesday,Colossians 2:6-15; Thursday,1 Kings 3:5-12; Friday,Matthew 13:44-52; Saturday,Romans 8:28-30 AUGUST 3, PENTECOST 11 Hymns of Worship and Praise: 1-44 Exodus 16:2-15; Ephesians 4:17-24; John 6:24-35; Psalm 145 Monday,Ecclesiastes 1:2;2:18-26; Tuesday,Luke 12:13-21; Wednesday,Colossians 3:1-11; Thursday,Isaiah 55:1-5; Friday,Matthew 14:13-21; Saturday,Romans 8:35-39 AUGUST 10, PENTECOST 12 1 Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30-52; John 6:41-51; Psalm 34 Monday Genesis 15:1-6; Tuesday Luke 12:32-40; Wednesday Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16; Thursday 1 Kings 19:9-18; Friday,Matthew 14:22-33; Saturday,Romans 9:1-5 AUGUST 17, PENTECOST 13 Hymns of Teaching: 627-631 Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58; Psalm 1 Monday, Jeremiah 23:23-29; Tuesday, Luke 12:49-53; Wednesday, Hebrews 12:1-13; Thursday, Isaiah 56:1,6-8; Friday, Matthew 15:21-28; Saturday, Romans 11:13-15,28-32 AUGUST 24, PENTECOST 14 Joshua 24:1,2a,14-18; Ephesians 5:21-31; John 6:60-69; Psalm 71 Monday, Isaiah 66:16-24; Tuesday, Luke 13:22-30; Wednesday, Hebrews 12:18-24; Thursday, Exodus 6:2-8; Friday, Matthew 16:32-20; Saturday, Romans 11:33-36 AUGUST 31, PENTECOST 15 Hymns of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: 298-316 Deuteronomy 4:1,2,6-8; Ephesians 6:10-20; Mark 7:1-23; Psalm 119c Monday, Proverbs 26:6-7; Tuesday, Luke 14:1,7-14; Wednesday, Hebrews 13:1-8; Thursday, Jeremiah 15:15-21; Friday, Matthew 16:21-26; Saturday, Romans 12:1-8 SEPTEMBER 7, PENTECOST 16 Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:31-37; Psalm 146 Monday, Proverbs 9:8-12; Tuesday, Luke 14:25-33; Wednesday, Philemon 1:1,10-21; Thursday, Ezekiel 33:7-11; Friday, Matthew 18:15-20; Saturday, Romans 13:1-10 SEPTEMBER 14, PENTECOST 17 Hymns of Invitation: 276-281 Isaiah 50:4-10; James 2:1-18; Mark 8:27-35; Psalm 116 Monday, Exodus 32:7-14; Tuesday, Luke 15:1-10; Wednesday, 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Thursday, Genesis 50:15-21; Friday, Matthew 18:21-35; Saturday, Romans 14:5-9 SEPTEMBER 21, PENTECOST 18 Jeremiah 11:18-20; James 3:13-18; Mark 9:30-37; Psalm 31 Monday, Amos 8:4-7; Tuesday, Luke 16:1-13; Wednesday, 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Thursday, Isaiah 55:6-9; Friday, Matthew 20:1-16; Saturday, Philippians 1:18b-27 SEPTEMBER 28, PENTECOST 19 Hymns of Prayer: 454-459 Numbers 11:16,24-29; James 4:7-12; Mark 9:38-50; Psalm 146 Monday, Amos 6:1-7; Tuesday, Luke 16:19-31; Wednesday, 1 Timothy 6:6-16; Thursday, Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32; Friday, Matthew 21:28-32; Saturday, Philippians 2:1-11 OCTOBER 5, PENTECOST 20 Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Matthew 10:2-16; Psalm 139b Monday, Habakkuk 1:1-3; Tuesday, Luke 17:1-10; Wednesday, 2 Timothy 1:3-14; Thursday, Isaiah 5:1-7; Friday, Matthew 21:33-43; Saturday, Philippians 3:12-21 OCTOBER 12, PENTECOST 21 Hymns of Faith and Justification: 369-392 Amos 5:6,7,10-15; Hebrews 3:1-6; Mark 10:17-27; Psalm 90 Monday, Ruth 1:1-19a; Tuesday, Luke 17:11-19; Wednesday, 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Thursday, Isaiah 25:6-9; Friday, Matthew 22:1-14; Saturday, Philippians 4:4-13 OCTOBER 19, PENTECOST 22 Isaiah 53:10-12; Hebrews 4:9-16; Mark 10:35-45; Psalm 22 Monday, Genesis 32:22-30; Tuesday, Luke 18:1-8a; Wednesday, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Thursday, Isaiah 45:1-7; Friday, Matthew 22:15-21; Saturday, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5a OCTOBER 26, REFORMATION SUNDAY Hymns: 258-269; 282-297; 444-453 Jeremiah 18:1-11; Revelation 14:6-7; Mark 13:5-11; Psalm 46 Monday, Jeremiah 31:31-34; Tuesday, John 8:31-36; Wednesday, Romans 3:19-28; Thursday, Daniel 6:10-12,16-23; Friday, Matthew 10:16-23; Saturday, Galatians 5:1-6 NOVEMBER 2, PENTECOST 23 Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:46-52; Psalm 126 Monday, Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Tuesday, Luke 18:18-27; Wednesday, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Thursday, Leviticus 19:1,2,15-18; Friday, Matthew 22:34-46; Saturday, 1 Thessalonians 1:5b-10 NOVEMBER 9, THE LAST JUDGMENT Hymns of the End Time: 513-535; 585-619 Malachi 4:1-2a; Hebrews 9:24-28; John 5:19-24; Psalm 90 Monday, Jeremiah 26:1-6; Tuesday, Luke 19:11-27; Wednesday, 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Thursday, Daniel 7:9,10; Friday, Matthew 25:31-46; Saturday, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 NOVEMBER 16, THE SAINTS TRIUMPHANT Daniel 12:1-3; Hebrews 10:11-18; John 5:25-29; Psalm 118 Monday, Isaiah 65:17-25; Tuesday, Luke 20:27-38; Wednesday, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5; Thursday, Isaiah 52:1-6; Friday, Matthew 25:1-13; Saturday, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NOVEMBER 23, CHRIST THE KING Hymn 341 “Crown Him With Many Crowns!” Daniel 7:13,14; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37; Psalm 45 Monday, Jeremiah 23:2-6; Tuesday, Luke 23:35-43; Wednesday, Colossians 1:13-20; Thursday, THANKSGIVING DAY, Psalm 126; Friday, Matthew 27:27-31; Saturday, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

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NOVEMBER 30, ADVENT 1 Hymns for ADVENT: 55-75 Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36; Psalm 25 Monday, Isaiah 2:1-5; Tuesday, Matthew 24:37-44; Wednesday, Romans 13:11-14; Thursday, Isaiah 63:16b,17;64:1-8; Friday, Mark 13:32-37; Saturday, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 DECEMBER 7, ADVENT 2 Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6; Psalm 24 Monday, Isaiah 11:1-10; Tuesday, Matthew 3:1-12; Wednesday, Romans 15:4-13; Thursday, Isaiah 40:1-11; Friday, Mark 1:1-8; Saturday, 2 Peter 3:8-14 DECEMBER 14, ADVENT 3 Start Singing Christmas! 76-109 Zephaniah 3:14-17; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18; Psalm 130 Monday, Isaiah 35:1-10; Tuesday, Matthew 11:2-11; Wednesday, James 5:7-11; Thursday, Isaiah 61:1-3,10,11; Friday, John 1:6-8,19-28; Saturday, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 DECEMBER 21, ADVENT 4 Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55; Psalm 85 Monday, Isaiah 7:10-14; Tuesday, Matthew 1:18-25; Wednesday, Romans 1:1-7; CHRISTMAS DAY, JOY TO THE WORLD! John 1:1-14 Friday, Titus 2:11-14; Saturday, Isaiah 9:2-7 DECEMBER 28, CHRISTMAS 1 1 Samuel 2:18-20,26 Hebrews 2:10-18; Luke 2:41-52; Psalm 111 Monday, Isaiah 63:7-9; Tuesday, Matthew 2:13-15,19-23; New Year’s Eve, Psalm 121


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