Lectionary Reading – Year A Week 12

The Old Testament readings this week in Exodus focus on the confrontation between the Lord and Pharaoh over the people of Israel, resulting in God's plagues of judgment upon Egypt and the Exodus of God's people from bondage. The New Testament readings begin a two-week sequence through the letter to the Hebrews.

Lectionary Reading – Year A Week 9

The Old Testament readings in Genesis cover the account of Joseph through his rise to be the vizier in Egypt during the seven years of famine. The New Testament readings in Revelation comprise the center of the vision, not merely formally, but also in terms of the narrative, as chapters 12-14 describe the heart of the spiritual conflict that is behind the persecution that believers face.