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The Daily Lectionary – January 6, 2016

Isaiah 49:1-7; Revelation 21:22-27; Matthew 12:14-21 Today is Epiphany—the season of light. We celebrate Jesus, our light of the world, as manifested by the people of the world, as the Magi came to seek Jesus. The Magi represent worldly wisdom being drawn to the light of the world. This star causes them to look beyond the earthly
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The Daily Lectionary – January 5, 2016

Jonah 2:2-9; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 11:17-27, 38-44 Adults enter into an inevitable tug of war with their tykes as they grow into spirits of adventure and independence. Parents provide guidance and cautions, then without fail, their children test the boundaries, stumble, get banged up, and return to have their parents wipe away tears and soothe
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The Daily Lectionary – January 4, 2016

Joshua 3:14-4:7; Ephesians 5:1-20; John 9:1-12, 35-38 Rest is an absolute necessity. Sleep helps to prepare our bodies and minds so that we can actually live life as children of the light. We need sleep so that we are able to walk in the light, following in the footsteps of Jesus, so that God might
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The Daily Lectionary – January 3, 2016

1 Kings 3:5-14; Colossians 3:12-17; John 6:41-47 One of the great oxymorons of all time is said to be about military intelligence, because such a thing cannot exist. Just ask anyone who has ever served in the military and they will concur. In retrospect, wisdom seems to be severely lacking in much of our society.
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The Daily Lectionary – January 2, 2016

1 Kings 19:1-8; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:1-14 Simply put, hunger hurts. Hunger brings the pain of a starving body, a stomach craving to be fed. Upon visiting places where hunger is widespread, it isn’t long before you begin to feel hunger’s pain. The faces of those whom you meet reflect the suffering they feel from
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The Daily Lectionary – January 1, 2016

Isaiah 62:1-5, 10-12; Revelation 19:11-16; Matthew 1:18-25 Though you try for a lifetime, you will never save yourself. Salvation is a feat of the Lord; his people are redeemed by God’s Word alone. This is why the prophet says that the Lord will not be quiet until his Bride, the Israel of God (Gal 6:16),
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Celebrate Water Sunday on March 23

NALC congregations are encouraged to consider celebrating Water Sunday on March 23. Water Sunday is a Sunday that a congregation dedicates to talking about the global water crisis and taking a special offering to provide safe water to people around the world. Offerings may support Water Missions International — one of the ministries featured at
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