Daily Scripture Reading for the
Liturgical Calendar Year

(beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent)

March 15, 2020

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Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
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The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons

Exodus 17:1-7

1 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the Wilderness of Sin after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched camp in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the people chided Moses and said, "Give us water that we may drink." And Moses said unto them, "Why chide ye me? Why do ye tempt the LORD?" 3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses and said, "Why is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?" 4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, "What shall I do unto this people? They are almost ready to stone me!" 5 And the LORD said unto Moses, "Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod with which thou smotest the river, take in thine hand and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 And he called the name of the place Massah [that is, Temptation], and Meribah [that is, Chiding], because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?"

Psalm 95

1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD!
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
the strength of the hills is His also.
5 The sea is His, and He made it;
and His hands formed the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
7 For He is our God,
and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.

Today, if ye will hear His voice:
8 "Harden not your heart as in the provocation,
and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness
9 when your fathers tempted Me, proved Me,
and saw My work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation,
and said `It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known My ways.'
11 Unto them I swore in My wrath,
that they should not enter into My rest."

Romans 5:1-11

1 Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 and patience, experience; and experience, hope; 5 and hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost who is given unto us.

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely will one die for a righteous man, yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we shall also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Words of Worship - John 4:42b

"Now we believe, not because of thy saying, for we have heard Him ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."

John 4:5-42

5 Then came He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus by the well; and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said unto her, 

"Give Me to drink." 

8 (For His disciples had gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then said the woman of Samaria unto Him, "How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?" For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, 

"If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, `Give Me to drink,' thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water." 

11 The woman said unto Him, "Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof himself, and his children and his cattle?" 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, 

"Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again, 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." 

15 The woman said unto Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw." 16 Jesus said unto her, 

"Go, call thy husband, and come hither." 

17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said unto her, 

"Thou hast well said, `I have no husband'; 18 for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. In that thou saidst truly." 

19 The woman said unto Him, "Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and ye say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." 21 Jesus said unto her, 

"Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither on this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24 God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." 

25 The woman said unto Him, "I know that Messiah cometh, who is called Christ. When He has come, He will tell us all things." 26 Jesus said unto her,

"I that speak unto thee am He."

27 And upon this came His disciples and marveled that He talked with the woman; yet no man said, "What seekest Thou?" or, "Why talkest Thou with her?" 28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city and said to the men, 29 "Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did. Is not this the Christ?" 30 Then they went out of the city and came unto Him. 

31 Meanwhile His disciples entreated Him, saying, "Master, eat." 32 But He said unto them, 

"I have meat to eat that ye know not of." 

33 Therefore the disciples said one to another, "Hath any man brought Him aught to eat?" 34 Jesus said unto them, 

"My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Say not ye, `There are yet four months and then cometh the harvest'? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest. 36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life eternal, that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, `One soweth and another reapeth.' 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor; other men labored, and ye have entered into their labors." 

39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the saying of the woman who testified, "He told me all that ever I did." 40 So when the Samaritans had come unto Him, they besought Him that He would tarry with them; and He abode there two days. 41 And many more believed because of His own word, 42 and said unto the woman, "Now we believe, not because of thy saying, for we have heard Him ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."

Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 13:14

Love the Lord all thy life, 
and call upon Him for thy salvation.

Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Luke 6:36

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

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