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2020  Topics

These include 18 lessons from the OT and 33 from the NT.

Season after Christmas (January 5) / Epiphany (January 12-February 23)
Now Appearing

(we begin with New Testament texts, 5 gospels > 3 epistles)

January 5, John 1:1-9, 10-18
“The Word that Reveals”

January 12,  Matthew 3:13-17
“A Son Who Pleases”

January 19,  John 1:29-42
“A Lamb Who Leads”

January 26, Matthew 4:12-23
“A Preacher Who Calls

February 2,  Matthew 5:1-12
“A Teacher Who Challenges”

February 9,  1 Corinthians 2:1-16
“A Savior Who Died”

February 16,  1 Corinthians 3:1-9
“Children Who Grow”

February 23,  2 Peter 1:16-21
“A Message that Glows”

Season After Pentecost (June 7 – November 22)
What the World Needs Now…

(we spend the summer with 8 lessons from Matthew and 5 from the OT)

June 7, Matthew 28:16-20
“The World Needs the Gospel”

June 14, Matthew 9:35-10:8
“The World Needs Healing”

June 21, Matthew 10:24-39
“The World Needs Shaking”

June 28, Matthew 10:40-42
“The World Needs Kindness”

July 5, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
“The World Needs Rest”

July 12, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
“The World Needs the Word”

July 19, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
“The World Needs Patience”

July 26, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
“The World Needs Wisdom”

August 2, Genesis 32:22-32
“The World Needs Engagement”

August 9, 1 Kings 19:9-18
“The World Needs Faith”

August 16, Isaiah 56:1-8 (RCL 1, 6-8)
“The World Needs Justice”

August 23, Isaiah 51:1-6
“The World Needs to Remember”

August 30, Jeremiah 15:15-21
“The World Needs Mercy”

A Prayer List for Today

(Seven weeks in the Psalms)

September 6, Psalm 119:33-40
“Teach Me, Lord”

September 13, Psalm 103:1-13
“Forgive Me, Lord”

September 20, Psalm 78:1-7, 34-38
“Convict Me, Lord”

September 27, Psalm 25:1-9
“Deliver Me, Lord”

October 4, Psalm 80:7-15
“Restore Us, Lord”

October 11, Psalm 23
“Lead Us, Lord”

October 18, Psalm 96:1-13
“Be Honored, Lord”

The Right Stuff

(Four lessons from Matthew take us to Advent)

October 25, Matthew 22:34-46
“The Right Questions”

November 1, Matthew 23:1-12
“The Right Stance”

November 8, Matthew 25:1-13
“The Right Preparation”

November 15, Matthew 25:14-30
“The Right Investment”

Thanksgiving

November 22, Psalm 100
“Good God!”

Lent / Easter / Pentecost
All Things New

(Six Old Testament texts for Lent, March 1-April 5)

Lent

March 1, Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
“A New Choice”

March 8, Genesis 12:1-4a
“A New Start”

March 15, Psalm 95
“A New Song”

March 22, 1 Samuel 16:1-13
“A New King”

March 29, Ezekiel 37:1-14
“A New Life”

April 5, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
“A New Foundation”

Easter

(Seven Epistles for Easter season, April 12-May 24)

April 12, Colossians 3:1-11 (RCL 1-4)
“A New Wardrobe”

April 19, 1 Peter 1:3-9
“A New Future”

April 26, 1 Peter 1:17-23
“A New Birth”

May 3, 1 Peter 2:19-25
“A New Example”

May 10, 1 Peter 2:2-10
“A New Hope”

May 17, 1 Peter 3:13-22
“A New Approach”

May 24, 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
“A New Strength”

Pentecost Sunday

May 31, Acts 2:1-21
“A New Spirit”

Advent and Christmas (November 29-December 27)

(Advent and Christmas follow the Epistles for five weeks)

Christmas Letters

Advent

November 29, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
“Every Good Gift”

December 6, 2 Peter 3:8-15a
“Patience and Peace”

December 13, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
“A Sanctified Season”

December 20, Romans 16:25-27
“A Christmas Benediction”

Season after Christmas

December 27, Galatians 4:4-7
“Children of the Child”

2019  Topics

Epiphany (January 6-March 3)
What Are We Praying For?

January 6, 2019 – Psalm 72 (RCL 1-7, 10-14) – “A Prayer for Justice”

January 13, 2019 – Psalm 29 – “A Prayer for Peace”

January 20, 2019 – Psalm 36 (RCL 5-10) – “A Prayer for Love”

January 27, 2019 – Psalm 19 – “A Prayer for Goodness”

February 3, 2019 – Psalm 71:1-6 – “A Prayer for Deliverance”

 

Not Your Typical Teacher

February 10, 2019 – Luke 5:1-11 – “Going Deep”

February 17, 2019 – Luke 6:17-26 – “Finding Joy”

February 24, 2019 – Luke 6:27-38 – “Being Kind”

March 3, 2019 – Luke 9:28-43 – “Climbing Higher”

Lenten Season (Sundays March 10-April 14)
Deliberate Devotion

March 10, 2019 – Deuteronomy 26:1-11 – “A Joyous Confession”

March 17, 2019 – Genesis 15:1-21 (RCL 1-12, 17-18) – “A Hair-Raising Prediction”

March 24, 2019 – Isaiah 55:1-9 – “A Stunning Invitation”

March 31, 2019 – Joshua 5:1-12 (RCL 9-12) – “A Cutting Reaffirmation”

 

Purposeful Love

April 7, 2019 – John 12:1-8 – “The Scent of Love”

April 14, 2019 – Luke 22:14-23:56 – “Of Passion and Pain”

Easter Season (April 21-June 2)

April 21, 2019 – John 20:1-8 – “Best. News. Ever.”

 

Resurrection Realities

April 28, 2019 – Acts 5:27-32 – “First Allegiance”

May 5, 2019 – Acts 9:1-20 (RCL 1-6, 7-20) – “Blind Devotion”

May 12, 2019 – Acts 9:36-43 – “Shocking Faith”

May 19, 2019 – Acts 11:1-18 – “Stunned Silence”

May 26, 2019 – Acts 16:9-15 – “Eager Acceptance”

June 2, 2019 – Acts 16:16-34 – “Doubled Deliverance”

Pentecost Sunday (June 9)

June 9, 2019 – Genesis 11:1-9 – “What Did You Say?”

Season After Pentecost (June 16-November 24)
Trinity Sunday

June 16, 2019 – Romans 5:1-5 – “Imaginary Numbers”

 

On the Road with Jesus

June 23, 2019 – Luke 8:26-39 – “A Bad Day for Pigs”

June 30, 2019 – Luke 9:51-62 – “A Hard Row to Hoe”

July 7, 2019 – Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 – “A Mission Trip to Remember”

July 14, 2019 – Luke 10:25-37 – “A Wonder on the Road”

July 21, 2019 – Luke 10:38-42 – “A Better Way to Go”

July 28, 2019 – Luke 11:1-13 – “A Good Way to Pray”

August 4, 2019 – Luke 12:13-21 – “An Investment Gone Bad”

August 11, 2019 – Luke 12:32-40 – “A Word to the Wise”

August 18, 2019 – Luke 12:49-56 – “A Really Sharp Word”

August 25, 2019 – Luke 13:10-17 – “A Straight-Up Answer”

September 1, 2019 – Luke 14:1-14 (RCL 1, 7-14) – “A Way to the Top”

 

Choices That Matter

September 8, 2019 – Deuteronomy 30:15-20 – “Make the Right Choice!”

September 15, 2019 – Jeremiah 4:11-28 (RCL 11-12, 22-28) – “Delay and You’ll Pay”

September 22, 2019 – Jeremiah 8:18-9:3 (RCL 8:18-9:1) – “Go on and Grieve”

September 29, 2019 – Jeremiah 32:1-15 (RCL 32:1-3a, 6-15) – “Never Give Up”

October 6, 2019 – Habakkuk 1:1-2:4 (RCL 1:1-4, 2:1-4) – “Faith for Hard Days”

October 13, 2019 – Jeremiah 29:1-9 (RCL 1, 4-7) – “An Unlikely Garden”

October 20, 2019 – Jeremiah 31:27-34 – “A Surprising New Start”

October 27, 2019 – Joel 2:23-32 – “A Harvest to Remember”

 

All Saints Day

November 3, 2019 – Ephesians 1:11-23 – “At Home with the Saints”

 

Random Readings

November 10, 2019 – Luke 20:27-38 – “Trick Questions”

November 17, 2019 – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 – “Right Things”

November 24, 2019 – Colossians 1:11-20 – “Blown Minds”

Advent Season (December 1-22)

December 1, 2019 – Isaiah 2:1-5 – “When Soldiers Plow”

December 8, 2019 – Isaiah 11:1-10 – “When Stumps Sprout”

December 15, 2019 – Isaiah 35:1-10 – “When Sorrow Flees”

December 22, 2019 – Isaiah 7:10-16 – “When a Son Astounds”

Christmas Season

December 29, 2019 – Isaiah 63:7-19 (RCL 7-9) – “When Prayer Makes Bold”

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