Yesterday we were crucified with Christ; today we are glorified with him. Yesterday we were dead with Christ; today we are sharing in his resurrection. Yesterday we were buried with him; today we are waking with him from the sleep of death. Amen.Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)
Jesus, at my awakening,
breathe new life into me.
Jesus, in my growth,
protect and guide me.
Jesus, in my maturing,
grant me wisdom and peace.
Jesus, in my decline,
offer comfort and hope.
Jesus, in my passing,
carry me home to eternal rest. Amen.
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
Mark 6:14-29 (The death of John the Baptist)
“King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’” (v. 14-15)
Exodus 15:1-21 (The Song of Moses)
“Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendour, doing wonders?” (v. 11)
Exodus 16:1-35 (Bread from heaven)
“Then Moses said to Aaron, ‘Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, “Draw near to the LORD, for he has heard your complaining.”’” (v. 9)
Exodus 17:1-7 (Water from the rock)
“So Moses cried out to the LORD, ‘What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.’” (v. 4)
Exodus 18:13-26 (Sensible advice)
“Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘What you are doing is not good. You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.’” (v. 17-18)
Exodus 19 (The Israelites reach Mount Sinai)
“On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, as well as a thick cloud on the mountain, and a blast of a trumpet so loud that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” (v. 16)
Exodus 20:1-17 (The Ten Commandments)
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery you shall have no other gods before me.” (v. 2-3)
1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30
1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32
1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11
1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34
1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30
2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17
2 Chronicles 4:1-6:11