January 2021 bible readings

January 2021 bible readings

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Here are the January 2021 Bible readings that we will be using in church. Depending on where you live, you may or may not be able to physically get together to worship. But whether you are able to get out or are sheltering at home, please make use of these readings and reflect on what they might be saying to you.

The readings

In January, we move from the season of Christmas into Epiphany. So, we have stories about: new beginnings and light; wilderness men in fancy dress and on fancy diets; the calling of both small children and mouthy disciples – and soap…

  • January 3rd. 2nd of Christmas: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:10-18;
  • January 10th. Baptism of Christ: Genesis 1:1-5; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11;
  • January 17th. 2nd of Epiphany: 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Revelation 5:1-10; John 1:43-51;
  • January 24th. 3rd of Epiphany: Genesis 14:17-20; Revelation 19:6-10; John 2:1-11;
  • January 30th. Candlemas: Malachi 3:1-5; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40;

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.

They’re not listed above but our Bible Readings for January 2021 also include some wonderful psalms, one of which is Psalm 139…

Psalm 139

O LORD, you have searched me and known me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up and you discern my thoughts from far away.

You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely.

You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.

For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.

How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

I try to count them — they are more than the sand; I come to the end — I am still with you.

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

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