Monday, September 20, 2021
Reading (Ezra 1:1-6)
 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.
 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.
 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem.
 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.
Gospel (Luke 8:16-18)
 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
First Reading (Wisdom 2:12, 17-24)
 Let us lie in wait for the righteous one, because he is annoying to us; he opposes our actions, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training.
 Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him in the end.
 For if the righteous one is the son of God, God will help him and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
 With violence and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience.
 Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.”
 These were their thoughts, but they erred; for their wickedness blinded them,  And they did not know the hidden counsels of God; neither did they count on a recompense for holiness nor discern the innocent souls’ reward.
 For God formed us to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made us.  But by the envy[e] of the devil, death entered the world, and they who are allied with him experience it.
Second Reading (James 3:16 –18; 4:1-3)
 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
[4:1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Gospel (Mark 9:30-37)
 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.
 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.
 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Reading (1 Timothy 6:13-16)
 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Yeshua the Messiah, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah:
 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
Gospel (Luke 8:4-15)
 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Reading (1 Timothy 6:2-12)
 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
 But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Gospel (Luke 8:1-3)
 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Reading (1 Timothy 4:12-16)
 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Gospel (Luke 7:36-50)
 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.
 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Yeshua sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
 And Yeshua answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.  And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Reading (Hebrews 5:7-9)
 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Gospel (John 19:25-27)
 Now there stood by the cross of Yeshua his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
 When Yeshua therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Reading (Numbers 21.4-9)
 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Gospel (John 3:13-17)
 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Reading (1 Timothy 2:1-7)
 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Yeshua the Messiah;
 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Messiah, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
Gospel (Luke 7:1-10)
 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
 And when he heard of Yeshua, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
 And when they came to Yeshua, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
 Then Yeshua went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
 When Yeshua heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
First Reading (Isaiah 50:5-9)
 The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
 Behold, the Lord God will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
Second Reading (James 2:14-18)
 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?  If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Gospel (Mark 8:27-35)
 And Yeshua went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
 And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Messiah.
 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Reading (1 Timothy 1:15-17)
 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Yeshua the Messiah came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Yeshua the Messiah might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Gospel (Luke 6:43-49)
 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.