April 2021 Bible readings
Here are the April 2021 Bible readings which we will be using in church. This will be our first full month with the buildings being back open for some time. But whether you come along, live elsewhere or will still be sheltering at home, then please make use of these readings and reflect on what they might be saying to you.
April is Easter season. So, we have a rolling stone and a risen Lord, believers sharing resources, Thomas being honest, Peter preaching, Jesus giving the disciples a surprise – and sheep…
- April 4th – Easter Day: Isaiah 25:6-9; Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8;
- April 11th – 2nd of Easter: Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31;
- April 18th – 3rd of Easter: Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48;
- April 25th – 4th of Easter: Acts 4:5-12; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
If you don’t have access to a Bible, then please follow this link to the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. It doesn’t always have the same readings but it’s a good place to start.
The April 2021 Bible readings includes this thought-provoking passage from 1 John.
1 John 3:16-24
We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.