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Pentecost 20 Readings

INTRODUCTION Whose responsibility is it to care for the Lord’s vineyard, the Church? Rightly answered, it’s all of us who have been called by the gospel and given faith. By this faith, we love the Lord and produce abundant fruits of faith in His service. Conversely, there are those who reject their Savior and live […]

Readings for Pentecost 12 – August 23, 2020

1 Kings 19:9–18 —9 There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your […]

10th Sunday after Pentecost Readings

1 Kings 3:5–12 —5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” 6 Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. […]

9th Sunday After Pentecost Readings

FIRST LESSON: Joel 3:12–16 —12 “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side. 13 Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow— so great […]

8th Sunday After Pentecost Readings

FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 55:10–11 —10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: […]

Variant Readings in the Bible

Verbal Inspiration and the Variant Readings Article from the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly, 71, 169–185, (1998). Author: Siegbert W. Becker Links to specific topics: Matthew 18:11 example  I Verbal Inspiration and the Variant Readings  II The Effect of the Variant Readings on the Doctrine of Scripture  Summary  Irresponsible advertising, designed more to sell books than to […]