Readings

Proverbs 27 | December 10, 2022

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1 Do not boast about tomorrow,    for you do not know what a day may bring.2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;    a stranger, and not your own lips.3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,    but a...

Luke 8:4-15 | December 9, 2022

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The Parable of the Sower 4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: 5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it...

2 Corinthians 4 | December 8, 2022

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Present Weakness and Resurrection Life 4 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by...

James 1:2-18 | December 7, 2022

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Trials and Temptations 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and...

Philippians 4:2-9 | December 6, 2022

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Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer 2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow...

Romans 1:1-7 | December 5, 2022

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1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the...

Psalm 137 | December 4, 2022

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How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137 By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2 On the willows[a] there    we hung up our lyres.3 For there our...

Proverbs 26 | December 3, 2022

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1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,    so honor is not fitting for a fool.2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying,    a curse that is causeless does not alight.3 A whip for the horse, a bridle...

Acts 5:17-42 | December 2, 2022

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17 But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the...

Philippians 4:10-20 | December 1, 2022

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10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I...