Here are the Bible readings for August 2019 which we’ll be using in church. If you want to read up in advance – or if you can’t be with us and want to follow the same readings then here you go!
This month’s scriptures include the wonderful passage about faith in Hebrews 11, the promise to Abram in Genesis 15 (not for the first time this year) and some parables of Jesus in Luke 12.
- Aug 4th – 7th After Trinity: Ecclesiastes 1: 2, 12-14, 2:18-23; Colossians 3: 1-11 and Luke 12: 13-21
- Aug 11th – 8th After Trinity: Genesis 15: 1-6; Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16 and Luke 12: 32-40
- Aug 18th – 9th After Trinity: Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 11: 29-12:2 and Luke 12: 49-56
- Aug 25th – 10th After Trinity: Isaiah 58: 9b-end; Hebrews 12: 18-end and Luke 13: 10-17
If you don’t have access to a Bible then please follow this link to the Vanderbilt Divinity Library to see the readings on-line. It doesn’t always match up but it shouldn’t be too far off!
Genesis 15 – the promise to Abram “count the stars”
After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.”
But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.