March 2021 Bible readings
Here are the March 2021 Bible readings. The good news is that we will be cautiously opening up our two churches for public worship from Mothering Sunday, 14th March. But if you 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.
In March, we move through Lent towards Palm Sunday. So, we have God’s rules for life; the adoption of Moses; God writing on our heart and speaking from heaven; Jesus being welcomed enthusiastically into Jerusalem and Jesus asking one of his disciples to take care of his mum & vice versa…
- March 7th – 3rd of Lent: Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22;
- March 14th – Mothering Sunday: Exodus 2:1-10; Colossians 3:12-17; John 19:25b-27;
- March 21st – Passion Sunday: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33;
- March 28th – Palm Sunday: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11;
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 March 2021 Bible readings includes this wonderful passage from Jeremiah. It comes within the section of Jeremiah that’s called his Book of Consolation. But there is also an implicit challenge to us all – for which of us can truly say that God’s law is written on our hearts…
Jeremiah 31: 31-34
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.