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Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

April 28, 2020

Text taken from the
Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
(New Authorized VersionTM NAVTM)

The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons 

Acts 7:42-60

42 "Then God turned, and gave them up to the worship of the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: `O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to Me slain beasts and sacrifices for the space of forty years in the wilderness? 43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of your god Remphan, images which ye made to worship them. And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'

44 "Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He had appointed, speaking unto Moses that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen, 45 which also our fathers, who came later, brought with Joshua into the territory of the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David. 46 David found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. 47 But Solomon built Him a house.

48 "However, the Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the prophet:

49 'Heaven is My throne,
and earth is My footstool.
What house will ye build Me? saith the Lord.
Or what is the place of My rest?
50 Hath not My hand made all these things?'

51 "Ye stiffnecked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost! As your fathers did, so do ye! 52 Which of the prophets have your fathers not persecuted? And they have slain those who foretold the coming of the Just One. Of Him ye have now been the betrayers and murderers, 53 ye who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it."

54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed with their teeth at him. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, 56 and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." 57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, 58 and cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man whose name was Saul. 59 And they stoned Stephen as he called upon God and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" 60 And he kneeled down and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, charge not this sin against them." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Acts 8:1a

1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. 

Psalm 31

1 In Thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed;
deliver me in Thy righteousness.
2 Bow down Thine ear to me, deliver me speedily;
be Thou my strong rock, a house of defense to save me.
3 For Thou art my rock and my fortress;
therefore for the sake of Thy name, lead me and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me,
for Thou art my strength.
5 Into Thine hand I commit my spirit;
Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

6 I have hated them that have regard for lying vanities;
but I trust in the LORD.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in Thy mercy,
for Thou hast considered my trouble. Thou hast known my soul in adversities,
8 And hast not delivered me into the hands of the enemy;
Thou hast set my feet in a large room.

9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble;
mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing;
my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
11 I am a reproach among all mine enemies,
but especially among my neighbors,
and a fear to mine acquaintances;
they that see me in the streets flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a broken vessel.
13 For I have heard the slander of many;
fear was on every side;
while they took counsel together against me,
they schemed to take away my life.

14 But I have trusted in Thee, O LORD;
I said, "Thou art my God."
15 My times are in Thy hand;
deliver me from the hand of mine enemies and from them that persecute me.
16 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant;
save me for Thy mercies' sake.

17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD, for I have called upon Thee;
let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
18 Let the lying lips be put to silence,
which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19 O how great is Thy goodness which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee,
which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!
20 Thou shalt hide them in the safety of Thy presence from the pride of man;
Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the LORD,
for He hath shown me His marvelous kindness in a stronghold city!
22 For I said in my haste, "I am cut off from before Thine eyes!"
Nevertheless Thou heard the voice of my supplications when I cried unto Thee.

23 O love the LORD, all ye His saints!
For the LORD preserveth the faithful, but plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the LORD.

Words of Worship - John 6:35b

"I am the Bread of Life. He that cometh to Me shall never hunger,

John 6:30-35

30 They said therefore unto Him, "What sign showest thou then, that we may see and believe thee? What works dost thou do? 31 Our fathers ate manna in the desert; as it is written: `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" 32 Then Jesus said unto them,

"Verily, verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from Heaven, but My Father giveth you the true bread from Heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He that cometh down from Heaven, and giveth life unto the world."

34 Then they said unto Him, "Lord, evermore give us this bread." 35 And Jesus said unto them,

"I am the Bread of Life. He that cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth in Me shall never thirst. 


Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise man? And who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 
A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Luke 6:39-40

And He spoke a parable unto them:

"Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master, but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.


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