September 2020 Bible readings

September 2020 Bible readings

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Here are the September 2020 Bible readings that we’ll be using in church. Whilst many are now back worshipping together in a building, some are still at home unable to come out. Whichever you are, please make use of these readings and reflect on what they might be saying to you.

The readings

This month we have Joseph being reconciled with his brothers, Jonah getting really annoyed, and Jesus telling stories about vineyards and sons not doing what they said they would.

  • September 6th. 13th after Trinity: Ezekiel 33:7-11; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20;
  • September 13th. 14th after Trinity: Genesis 50:15-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35;
  • September 20th. 15th after Trinity: Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16;
  • September 27th. 16th after Trinity: Exodus 17:1-7; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32

If you don’t have access to a Bible then please follow this link to the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. There may be the odd reading that doesn’t match what we’ll have in church but normally we’re pretty close!

Jonah 3:10-4:11

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the LORD and said, “O LORD! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing. And now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

And the LORD said, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would become of the city.

The LORD God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the bush. But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered.

When the sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”

But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?” And he said, “Yes, angry enough to die.”

Then the LORD said, “You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labour and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?”

For the August 2020 Bible readings please press here.

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