December 2022 Bible Readings
Here are the December 2022 Bible readings which we’ll be using in church. Please make use of these readings during Advent and Christmas and reflect on what they might be saying to you.
We’re in a new Lectionary year now and Matthew is the Gospel that we’re focussing on. And in the run up to Christmas we have Isaiah each week as the Old Testament reading. We have wolves lying down with lambs, John with locusts and honey, blossoms in the desert, a young woman bearing a son, Joseph having a dream and a light in the darkness.
- December 4 – 2nd of Advent: Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12;
- December 11 – 3rd of Advent: Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11;
- December 18 – 4th of Advent: Isaiah 7:10-16; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25;
- December 25 – Christmas Day: Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14;
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Amongst the December 2022 Bible Readings we have this from John 1…
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
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