December 2020 Bible readings

December 2020 Bible readings

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Here are the set December 2020 Bible readings. Hopefully we’ll be back in church by then. But whether you are able to get out or sheltering at home, please make use of these readings and reflect on what they might be saying to you.

The readings

We’re now in Year B of the Lectionary. This month, we’re in familiar territory: Voices in the wilderness, paths being made straight, the light being testified to, angels making announcements – and a baby being born…

  • December 6th. 2nd of Advent: Isaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8;
  • December 13th. 3rd of Advent: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28;
  • December 20th. 4th of Advent: 2 Samuel 7:1-11 and 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38;
  • December 25th. Christmas Day: Isaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14;
  • December 27th. St John the Evangelist: Exodus 33:7-11a; 1 John 1; John 21:19b-25;

If you don’t have access to a Bible, then please follow this link to the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

The December 2020 Bible readings includes this one from 1 Thessalonians. It might not be the obvious one to pick from what was on offer, but it shows that there’s always an alternative response to the circumstances that we face…

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

For the November 2020 Bible readings please press here. Many thanks to Olivia Snow for the photo on Unsplash.

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