Lectionary Readings – Year A Week 15

Covenantide 1

The Exaltation of Christ
Westminster Larger Catechism 51-57, Shorter Catechism 28

OT: Exodus 19-24
NT: Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21
Psalm 90, 119:1-32

The Old Testament readings this week resume going through the Exodus narrative, at this point focusing on God’s first covenant-making activity in the Mosaic period. It is important to recognize that God gives His people His law after they are saved, so that they may know how to reflect His image and have a standard of holiness that reflects His character.

The New Testament readings focus on the resurrection of Christ in the four Gospels. This concludes the harmony of readings surrounding Christ’s passion that began last week.

The Psalm readings contain Psalm 90, a Psalm of Moses and arguably the oldest Psalm in the Psalter. The readings also begin Psalm 119, which is the longest Psalm and one entirely focused on praising God’s law.

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