Readings

Matthew 5:43-47

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43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the...

1 Thessalonians 5:11-15

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11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in...

Genesis 37:1-11

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1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. 2 This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s...

James 4:1-7

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1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask...

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7

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2:15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and...

Ephesians 5:21-6:4

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21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the...

Proverbs 29

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1 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;    when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his...

Psalm 146

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1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. 2 I will praise the Lord all my life;    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.3 Do not put your trust in princes,    in human beings, who cannot save.4 When their spirit...

Matthew 2:13-23

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13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took...

Deuteronomy 10:12-22

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12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lordyour God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving...