Year A Readings

Week 1
January 5, 2020

Lectio Selecta on God the Father

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – Exodus 3:1-16, Matthew 22:32

The Divine Name Proclaimed – Exodus 34:5-7

Simple and Unitary – Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Matthew 22:37

Infinite – 1 Kings 8:27, Amos 9:2-4, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Psalm 139:7-10, Acts 17:27-28

Eternal – Genesis 21:33, Psalm 45:6, 102:25-27, 1 Timothy 1:17

Unchangeable – 1 Samuel 15:29, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 6:17-18

Almighty and All-Knowing – Jeremiah 32:17, 26-27, Luke 1:37, Ephesians 1:19-20, Revelation 19:6, Romans 11:33-36

Week 2
January 12, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Chief End of Man

Westminster Larger Catechism (WLC) Q 1

Westminster Shorter Catechism (WSC) Q 1


Old Testament

Genesis 1-5

New Testament

John 1-5

Psalms

2, 5, 8, 10, 15, 18

Week 3
January 19, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Holy Scriptures

Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) ch. 1

WLC 2-6, WSC 2-3


Old Testament

Genesis 6-11

New Testament

John 6-9

Psalms

20, 21, 29, 33, 44, 45

Week 4
January 26, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of God and the Holy Trinity

WCF 2, WLC 7-11, WSC 4-6


Old Testament

Genesis 12-17

New Testament

John 10-15

Psalms

47, 48, 49, 61, 63, 66

Week 5
February 2, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of God’s Eternal Decree

WCF 3, WLC 12-14, WSC 7-8


Old Testament

Genesis 18-24

New Testament

John 16-21

Psalms

68, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77

Week 6
February 9, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Creation

WCF 4, WLC 15-17, WSC 9-10

Old Testament

Genesis 25-30

New Testament

1, 2, 3 John

Psalms

78, 81, 82, 90, 91, 93

Week 7
February 16, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Providence

WCF 5, WLC 18-20, WSC 11-12


Old Testament

Genesis 31-36

New Testament

Revelation 1-9

Psalms

95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100

Week 8
February 23, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Fall of Man

WCF 6, WLC 21-30, WSC 13-20


Old Testament

Genesis 37-42

New Testament

Revelation 10-15

Psalms

103, 105, 108, 110, 112, 118

Week 9
March 1, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of God’s Covenant with Man

WCF 7, WLC 31-35


Old Testament

Genesis 43-50

New Testament

Revelation 16-22

Psalms

135, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149

Week 10
March 8, 2020

Lectio Selecta on the Work of Christ

The Reality of Hell: Matthew 25:41-46, Revelation 20:11-15

The Reality of Heaven: Revelation 21:1-22:5

Propitiation: Romans 3, Hebrews 2:14-17

Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Colossians 1:19-22

Restoration: Romans 8:18-25, Revelation 21-22

Destruction: Luke 11:14-22, Romans 16:20

Week 11
March 15, 2020

Lectio Selecta on the Passion of Christ

Day of Entry: Matthew 21:1-9, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19

Monday: Matthew 21:10-19, Mark 11:12-18, Luke 19:45-48

Tuesday: Matthew 21:20-26:16, Mark 11:19-14:11, Luke 20:1-22:6

Day of Betrayal: Matthew 26:17-56, Mark 14:12-52, Luke 22:7-53 & Ps. 41, 88

Day of Crucifixion: Matthew 26:57-27:56, Mark 14:53-41, Luke 22:54-23:49 & Psalm 22, 89

Christ’s Burial: Matthew 27:57-66, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50

Day of Resurrection: Psalm 2, 45, 110, Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-14, Luke 24:1-43, John 20:1-25

Week 12
March 22, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Christ the Mediator

WCF 8


Old Testament

Job 1-7

New Testament

(none)

Psalms

3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12


Lectio Selecta on Anticipation of the Messiah in the Pentateuch

Genesis 3:14-15, 22:16-18, 49:10-12, Numbers 25:10-13; Deuteronomy 17:14-20; 18:15-18

Week 13
March 29, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Offices of Christ

WLC 36-45, WSC 21-26


Old Testament

Job 8-14

New Testament

(none)

Psalms

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 23


Lectio Selecta on Anticipations of the Messiah from the Conquest to the Kingship

Joshua 5:13-15; Judges 21:25; Ruth 4:16-22; 2 Samuel 7:81-7

Week 14
April 5, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Humiliation of Christ

WLC 46-50, WSC 27


Old Testament

Job 15-21

New Testament

Mark 1-6

Psalms

26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32


Lectio Selecta on Anticipations of the Messiah in the Prophetic Period

Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 11:1-10, 42:1-4, 53:1-12, 61:1-3; Micah 5:2; Jeremiah 23:5, 31:31-34

Week 15
April 12, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Exultation of Christ

WLC 51-57, WSC 28


Old Testament

Job 22-28

New Testament

Mark 7-12

Psalms

34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39


Lectio Selecta on Anticipations of the Messiah in the Exile and Beyond

Daniel 7:13-14, 9:22-25; Zechariah 3:1-8, 9:9-10, 11:12-13, 12:10; Malachi 3:1, 4:5-6

Week 16
April 19, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Free Will

WCF 9


Old Testament

Job 29-37

New Testament

Mark 13-16

Psalms

40, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55


Lectio Selecta on Christ Our Lord

Christ, the Second Adam: Romans 5:12-21

Ascended King, Reigning Forever: Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 11:15-19

Born of a Virgin: Luke 1:26-56

Dead and Resurrected: Matthew 27, Luke 23:33-24:12

To Return Again: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

The Judge of the Living and the Dead: Romans 2:1-16

Week 17
April 26, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Effectual Calling

WCF 10, WLC 58-60, 67-69, WSC 29-32


Old Testament

Job 38-42

New Testament

1 Peter 1-5

Psalms

56, 57, 58, 59, 60


Lectio Selecta on Christ Divine and Glorified

Creator and Word of God: John 1:1-18

The Son, the Image of the Father: Hebrews 1

Christ’s High Priestly Prayer: John 17

The Transfiguration of the Lord: Matthew 17:1-8

The Glorified Christ Appears to Paul: Acts 9:1-9

The Glorified Christ Appears to John: Revelation 1:1-18

Week 18
May 3, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Justification

WCF 11, WLC 70-71, WSC 33


Old Testament

Ecclesiastes 1-6

New Testament

2 Peter 1-3

Psalms

64, 70, 86, 101, 109

Week 19
May 10, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Adoption

WCF 12, WLC 74, WSC 34


Old Testament

Ecclesiastes 7-12

New Testament

James 1-5

Psalms

139, 140, 141, 142, 143

Week 20
May 17, 2020

Lectio Selecta on the Holy Spirit

The Outpouring of the Spirit: Jeremiah 31:27-37; John 14:1-3, 16-17; John 16:5-16; Psalm 139; Acts 1:3-11, ch. 2

Union of Father, Son and Spirit: Matthew 28:16-20; Psalm 104:30

The Spirit in Christ’s Ministry: Matthew 1:18-20; 3:13-4:11; Psalm 91

The Ministry of the Spirit to Believers: John 14, Psalm 51

The Spirit’s Illumination: 1 Corinthians 2; Psalm 143

The Spirit Equips God’s People: Romans 12:4-8, Ephesians 4:7-13, 1 Corinthians 12-14, Psalm 104

Week 21
May 24, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Sanctification

WCF 13, WLC 75-78, WSC 35


Old Testament

Exodus 1-6

New Testament

Matthew 1-6

Psalms

19, 50, 89, 106, 147

Week 22
May 31, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Saving Faith

WCF 14, WLC 72-73, WSC 86

Old Testament

Exodus 7-12

New Testament

Matthew 7-12

Psalm

1, 25, 111, 119:1-32

Week 23
June 7, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Redemption Unto Life

WCF 15, WLC 76, WSC 87


Old Testament

Exodus 13-18

New Testament

Matthew 13-18

Psalms

119:33-80

Week 24
June 14, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Good Works

WCF 16


Old Testament

Exodus 19-24

New Testament

Matthew 19-24

Psalms

119:81-128

Week 25
June 21, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Perseverance

WCF 17, WLC 79-80


Old Testament

Exodus 25-31

New Testament

Matthew 25-28

Psalms

119:129-176

Week 26
June 28, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Assurance

WCF 18, WLC 81-83, WSC 36


Old Testament

Exodus 32-34

New Testament

Hebrews 1-7

Psalms

120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125

Week 27
July 5, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Communion of the Saints

WCF 26, WLC 64-66


Old Testament

Exodus 35-40

New Testament

Hebrews 8-13

Psalms

126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131

Week 28
July 12, 2020

Lectio Selecta on a People United to Christ

Justified and Adopted: Galatians 2:15-21, 4:1-7

Indwelt and Sealed by the Spirit: Ephesians 1:13-14, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

United to Christ in Baptism: Romans 6:4, Ephesians 4:5, Colossians 2:12

Living in Communion with Christ: Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Commanded to Love One Another: John 13:34-35, 15:1-17

Looking Forward to the Resurrection: 1 Corinthians 15, 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

Week 29
July 19, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Law of God

WCF 19, WLC 91-102, 122, WSC 39-42


Old Testament

Leviticus 1-7

New Testament

Luke 1:1-4:13

Psalms

1-6

Week 30
July 26, 2020

Confessional Reading

Man’s Inability to Keep the Law

WLC 149-153, WSC 82-85


Old Testament

Leviticus 8-15

New Testament

Luke 4:14-9:27

Psalms

7-12

Week 31
August 2, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience

WCF 19


Old Testament

Leviticus 16-21

New Testament

Luke 9:28-13:35

Psalms

13-18

Week 32
August 9, 2020

Confessional Reading

Preface and First Commandment

WLC 101-106, WSC 43-48


Old Testament

Leviticus 22-27

New Testament

Luke 14-19

Psalms

19-24

Week 33
August 16, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Second Commandment

WLC 107-110, WSC 49-52


Old Testament

Numbers 1-6

New Testament

Luke 20-24

Psalms

25-30

Week 34
August 23, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Third Commandment

WLC 111-114, WSC 53-56


Old Testament

Numbers 7-12

New Testament

Acts 1-6

Psalms

31-36

Week 35
August 30, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. The Fourth Commandment

WCF 21, WLC 115-121, WSC 57-62


Old Testament

Numbers 13-19

New Testament

Acts 7-12

Psalms

37-42

Week 36
September 6, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Fifth Commandment

WLC 123-133, WSC 63-66


Old Testament

Numbers 20-25

New Testament

Acts 13-18

Psalms

43-48

Week 37
September 13, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Civil Magistrate

WCF 23


Old Testament

Numbers 26-30

New Testament

Galatians 1-6

Psalms

49-54

Week 38
September 20, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Sixth Commandment

WLC 134-136, WSC 67-69


Old Testament

Numbers 31-36

New Testament

1-2 Thessalonians

Psalms

55-60

Week 39
September 27, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Marriage and Divorce. The Seventh Commandment

WCF 24, WLC 137-139, WSC 70-72


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 1-6

New Testament

1 Corinthians 1-6

Psalms

61-66

Week 40
October 4, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Eighth Commandment

WLC 140-142, WSC 73-75


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 7-12

New Testament

1 Corinthians 7-12

Psalms

67-72

Week 41
October 11, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Lawful Oaths, The Ninth Commandment

WCF 22, WLC 143-145, WSC 76-78


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 13-18

New Testament

1 Corinthians 13 – 2 Corinthians 2

Psalms

73-78

Week 42
October 18, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Tenth Commandment

WLC 146-148, WSC 79-81


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 19-24

New Testament

2 Corinthians 3-8

Psalms

79-83

Week 43
October 25, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Word as a Means of Grace

WLC 154-160, WSC 88-90


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 25-30

New Testament

2 Corinthians 9-13

Psalms

84-89

Week 44
November 1, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Sacraments

WCF 27, WLC 161-164, WSC 91-93


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 31-34

New Testament

Romans 1-6

Psalms

90-95

Week 45
November 8, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Baptism

WCF 28, WLC 165-167, WSC 94-95


Old Testament

Joshua 1-6

New Testament

Romans 7-12

Psalms

96-101

Week 46
November 15, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Lord’s Supper

WCF 29, WLC 168-177, WSC 96-97


Old Testament

Joshua 7-12

New Testament

Romans 13-16, Acts 19-22

Psalms

102-106

Week 47
November 22, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Prayer, God’s Rule for Prayer

WLC 178-188, WSC 98-99


Old Testament

Joshua 13-18

New Testament

Acts 23-28

Psalms

107-112

Week 48
November 29, 2020

Confessional Reading

The Lord’s Prayer

WLC 189-196, WSC 100-107


Old Testament

Joshua 19-24

New Testament

Philippians 1-4

Psalms

113-118

Week 49
December 6, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Church

WCF 25, WLC 61-63


Old Testament

Judges 1-6

New Testament

Ephesians 1-6

Psalms

120-131

Week 50
December 13, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of Church Censures, Of Synods and Councils

WCF 30-31


Old Testament

Judges 7-13

New Testament

Colossians 1-4, Philemon

Psalms

132-138

Week 51
December 20, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Intermediate State and the Resurrection

WCF 32, WLC 84-88, WSC 37-38


Old Testament

Judges 14-19

New Testament

1 Timothy 1-6

Psalms

139-144

Week 52
December 27, 2020

Confessional Reading

Of the Last Judgment

WCF 33, WLC 89-90

Old Testament

Judges 20-21, Ruth 1-4

New Testament

2 Timothy 1-4, Titus 1-3

Psalms

145-150