Here are the Bible readings for January 2020 which we’ll be using in church for this season of Epiphany. 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!
The scriptures this month include travelling wise men, a baptism, disciples being called – and people that had been in darkness now seeing a great light.
- January 5 – Epiphany: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Ephesians 3: 1-12; Matthew 2: 1-12
- January 12 – The Baptism of Christ: Isaiah 42: 1-9; Acts 10: 34-43; Matthew 3: 13-end
- January 19 – 2nd Sunday of Epiphany: Isaiah 49: 1-7; 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9; John 1: 29-42
- January 26 – 3rd Sunday of Epiphany: Isaiah 9: 1-4; 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18; Matthew 4: 12-23
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!
Isaiah 42: 1-9
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching.
Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols. See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them