Readings

December 27, 2020

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Nehemiah 8:1-8 1 And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could...

December 26, 2020

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Genesis 28:10-17 10 Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and behold, there was a...

December 25, 2020

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Matthew 1:18-25 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame...

December 24, 2020

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Luke 2:1-20 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of...

December 23, 2020

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Philippians 2:1-11 1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or...

December 22, 2020

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Isaiah 58:6-12 6 “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke,to let the oppressed[a] go free, and to break every yoke?7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house;when you see the...

December 21, 2020

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Luke 2:21-38 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Jesus Presented at the Temple22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to...

December 20, 2020

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Psalm 39 1 I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue;I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”2 I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail,and my distress grew worse.3 My heart became hot within me.As I mused, the...

December 19, 2020

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Proverbs 30 1 The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle.[a] The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out.[b]2 Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.4 Who has ascended...

December 18, 2020

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1 John 3:11-24 11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. 13 Do not...