Readings – Week of June 5

With Pentecost, this week begins the Kingdomtide readings that will continue until the end of the calendar year. Pentecost marks the inauguration of the New Covenant and the ingathering of God's People into His Kingdom. The Old Testament readings begin with Ezekiel, who prophesied from 593 BC until about 571 BC. Ezekiel witnessed God's people being taken into exile, prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and Judah who refused to believe that God would judge them, but then foresaw God's future restoration of His people. The New Testament readings will begin focusing on the Pauline-related corpus, which Luke-Acts provides the narrative backbone for. The Psalm readings will cover a two-week overview of the Psalms of the Sons of Korah.

Readings – Week of May 22

This week's readings will begin the letter to the Hebrews. Hebrews was written to encourage a people who were wrestling with the question, "Is Christ worth the sufferings we are facing?" The author's answer is an emphatic "Yes!" and he expends much of the letter expounding on the supremacy of Christ over all things. Christians today may wrestle with the same question, given the darkening society we live in, but the answer is still the same: Christ is superior to all things!

Readings – Week of May 15

The Old Testament readings for this week continue to go through the book of Deuteronomy, and the New Testament readings conclude the Gospel of Matthew. The Psalm readings this week begin the Psalms of Ascents (or "Degrees," as in the KJV). These psalms were songs God's People sang as they went up to the Temple, typically during one of the annual religious pilgrimages to Jerusalem. The Confessional readings continue examining the doctrine of the salvation, this week focusing on God's adoption of His people on the basis of the work of Christ.