Year B Readings (2021)

Desertide 1

Week of January 3, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Chief End of Man

Westminster Larger Catechism (WLC) Q 1

Westminster Shorter Catechism (WSC) Q 1


Old Testament

1 Samuel 13-18

New Testament

John 1-5

Psalms

Psalms of David
3-8

Desertide 2

Week of January 10, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Holy Scriptures

Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) ch. 1

WLC 2-6, WSC 2-3


Old Testament

1 Samuel 19-24

New Testament

John 6-9

Psalms

Psalms of David
9, 11-15

Desertide 3

Week of January 17, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of God and the Holy Trinity

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


Old Testament

1 Samuel 25-30

New Testament

John 10-15

Psalms

Psalms of David
16-21

Desertide 4

Week of January 24, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of God’s Eternal Decree

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


Old Testament

1 Samuel 31-2 Samuel 5

New Testament

John 16-21

Psalms

Psalms of David
22-27

Desertide 5

Week of January 31, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Creation

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

Old Testament

2 Samuel 6-11

New Testament

1, 2, 3 John

Psalms

Psalms of David
28-34

Desertide 6

Week of February 7, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Providence

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


Old Testament

2 Samuel 12-17

New Testament

Revelation 1-9

Psalms

Psalms of David
35-40

Desertide 7

Week of February 14, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Fall of Man

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


Old Testament

2 Samuel 18-23

New Testament

Revelation 10-15

Psalms

Psalms of David
41, 51-53, 55, 56

Desertide 8

Week of February 21, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of God’s Covenant with Man

WCF 7, WLC 31-35


Old Testament

2 Samuel 24-1 Kings 5

New Testament

Revelation 16-22

Psalms

Psalms of David
57-62

Desertide 9

Week of February 28, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Christ the Mediator

WCF 8


Old Testament

1 Kings 6-11

New Testament

Mark 1-6

Psalms

Psalms of David
63-65, 68-70

Desertide 10

Week of March 7, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Offices of Christ

WLC 36-45, WSC 21-26


Old Testament

Ecclesiastes 1-6

New Testament

Mark 7-12

Psalms

Psalms of David
86, 101, 103, 108-110

Desertide 11

Week of March 14, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Humiliation of Christ

WLC 46-50, WSC 27


Old Testament

Ecclesiastes 7-12

New Testament

Mark 13-16

Psalms

Psalms of David
138-145

God the Son (A)

Week of March 21, 2021

Lectio Selecta on the Work of Christ

Propitiating the Wrath of God: Romans 3, Hebrews 2:14-17

Reconciling His People to the Father: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Colossians 1:19-22

Restoring the Created Order: Romans 8:18-25, Revelation 21-22

Destroying the Works of the Evil One: Luke 11:14-22, Rom. 16:20

Interceding for His People: John 17

Judging the Living and the Dead: Matthew 25:41-46, Romans 2:1-16

Passion Week

Week of March 28, 2021

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 & Psalm 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

Covenantide 1

Week of April 4, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Exaltation of Christ

WLC 51-57, WSC 28


Old Testament

Genesis 1-3, 6-9, 15, 17
Exodus 19-20

New Testament

Matthew 1-6

Psalms

Psalm of Moses
90
Psalm of the Law
119:1-32


Lectio Selecta on Resurrection Sunday

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

Covenantide 2

Week of April 11, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Free Will

WCF 9


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 1-6

New Testament

Matthew 7-12

Psalms

Psalm of the Law
119:33-80

Covenantide 3

Week of April 18, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Effectual Calling

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


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 7-12

New Testament

Matthew 13-18

Psalms

Psalm of the Law
119:81-128

Covenantide 4

Week of April 25, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Justification

WCF 11, WLC 70-71, WSC 33


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 13-18

New Testament

Matthew 19-24

Psalms

Psalm of the Law
119:129-176

Covenantide 5

Week of May 2, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Adoption

WCF 12, WLC 74, WSC 34


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 19-24

New Testament

Matthew 25-28

Psalms

Psalms of Ascents
120-125

Covenantide 6

Week of May 9, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Saving Faith

WCF 14, WLC 72-73, WSC 86


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 25-29

New Testament

Hebrews 1-7

Psalms

Psalms of Ascents
126-131

Covenantide 7

Week of May 16, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Sanctification

WCF 13, WLC 75-78, WSC 35


Old Testament

Deuteronomy 30-34

New Testament

Hebrews 8-13

Psalms

Psalms of Ascents
132-134
Psalm of Solomon
72


Lectio Selecta on Pentecost

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

God the Son (B)

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

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

God the Son (C)

Lectio Selecta on Christ, the Incarnate Lord

Born of a Virgin: Luke 1:26-56

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

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

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

As He Who Will Return Again: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

Kingdomtide 1

Week of June 6, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Repentance Unto Life

WCF 15, WLC 76, WSC 87


Old Testament

Proverbs 1-9

New Testament

Luke 1:1-4:13

Psalms

Psalms of the Sons of Korah
42-48


Lectio Selecta on the Holy Spirit

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

Kingdomtide 2

Week of June 13, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Good Works

WCF 16


Old Testament

Proverbs 10-21

New Testament

Luke 4:14-9:27

Psalms

Psalms of the Sons of Korah
49, 84-85, 87-88


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

Kingdomtide 3

Week of June 20, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Perseverance

WCF 17, WLC 79-80


Old Testament

Proverbs 22-31

New Testament

Luke 9:28-13:35

Psalms

Psalms of Asaph
50, 73-77

Kingdomtide 4

Week of June 27, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Assurance

WCF 18, WLC 81-83, WSC 36


Old Testament

1 Kings 12-17

New Testament

Luke 14-19

Psalms

Psalms of Asaph
78-83

Kingdomtide 5

Week of July 4, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Communion of the Saints

WCF 26, WLC 64-66


Old Testament

1 Kings 18-22

New Testament

Luke 20-24

Psalms

1-6

Kingdomtide 6

Week of July 11, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Law of God

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


Old Testament

2 Kings 1-6

New Testament

Acts 1-6

Psalms

7-12

Kingdomtide 7

Week of July 18, 2021

Confessional Reading

Man’s Inability to Keep the Law

WLC 149-153, WSC 82-85


Old Testament

2 Kings 7-11

New Testament

Acts 7-12

Psalms

13-18

Kingdomtide 8

Week of July 25, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience

WCF 19


Old Testament

Obadiah, Joel 1-3

New Testament

James 1-5

Psalms

19-24

Kingdomtide 9

Week of August 1, 2021

Confessional Reading

Preface and First Commandment

WLC 101-106, WSC 43-48


Old Testament

Jonah 1-4

New Testament

Acts 13-15

Psalms

25-30

Kingdomtide 10

Week of August 8, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Second Commandment

WLC 107-110, WSC 49-52


Old Testament

2 Kings 12-17

New Testament

Galatians 1-6

Psalms

31-36

Kingdomtide 11

Week of August 15, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Third Commandment

WLC 111-114, WSC 53-56


Old Testament

Amos 1-6

New Testament

Acts 16-18

Psalms

37-42

Kingdomtide 12

Week of August 22, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. The Fourth Commandment

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


Old Testament

Amos 7-9, Hosea 1-2

New Testament

1 Thessalonians 1-5

Psalms

43-48

Kingdomtide 13

Week of August 29, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Fifth Commandment

WLC 123-133, WSC 63-66


Old Testament

Hosea 3-8

New Testament

2 Thessalonians 1-3

Psalms

49-54

Kingdomtide 14

Week of September 5, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Civil Magistrate

WCF 23


Old Testament

Hosea 9-14

New Testament

1 Corinthians 1-6

Psalms

55-60

Kingdomtide 15

Week of September 12, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Sixth Commandment

WLC 134-136, WSC 67-69


Old Testament

Micah 1-7

New Testament

1 Corinthians 7-12

Psalms

61-66

Kingdomtide 16

Week of September 19, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Marriage and Divorce. The Seventh Commandment

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


Old Testament

Isaiah 1-6

New Testament

1 Corinthians 13-2 Corinthians 2

Psalms

67-72

Kingdomtide 17

Week of September 26, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Eighth Commandment

WLC 140-142, WSC 73-75


Old Testament

Isaiah 7-12

New Testament

2 Corinthians 3-8

Psalms

73-78

Kingdomtide 18

Week of October 3, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Lawful Oaths, The Ninth Commandment

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


Old Testament

Isaiah 13-18

New Testament

2 Corinthians 9-13, Acts 19-20

Psalms

79-84

Kingdomtide 19

Week of October 10, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Tenth Commandment

WLC 146-148, WSC 79-81


Old Testament

Isaiah 19-24

New Testament

Romans 1-6

Psalms

85-90

Kingdomtide 20

Week of October 17, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Word as a Means of Grace

WLC 154-160, WSC 88-90


Old Testament

Isaiah 25-30

New Testament

Romans 7-12

Psalms

91-96

Kingdomtide 21

Week of October 24, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Sacraments

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


Old Testament

Isaiah 31-36

New Testament

Romans 13-16, Acts 21-22

Psalms

97-102

Kingdomtide 22

Week of October 31, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Baptism

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


Old Testament

Isaiah 37-42

New Testament

Acts 23-28

Psalms

103-108

Kingdomtide 23

Week of November 7, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Lord’s Supper

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


Old Testament

Isaiah 43-48

New Testament

Philippians 1-4

Psalms

109-114

Kingdomtide 24

Week of November 14, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Prayer, God’s Rule for Prayer

WLC 178-188, WSC 98-99


Old Testament

Isaiah 49-54

New Testament

Ephesians 1-6

Psalms

115-118, 120-121

Kingdomtide 25

Week of November 21, 2021

Confessional Reading

The Lord’s Prayer

WLC 189-196, WSC 100-107


Old Testament

Isaiah 55-60

New Testament

Colossians 1-4, Philemon

Psalms

122-127

Kingdomtide 26

Week of November 28, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Church

WCF 25, WLC 61-63


Old Testament

Isaiah 61-66

New Testament

1 Timothy 1-6

Psalms

128-133


Lectio Selecta on Anticipations 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

Kingdomtide 27

Week of December 5, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of Church Censures, Of Synods and Councils

WCF 30-31


Old Testament

2 Kings 18-21

New Testament

2 Timothy 1-4, Titus 1-3

Psalms

134-139


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 7:8-17

Kingdomtide 28

Week of December 12, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Intermediate State and the Resurrection

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


Old Testament

Nahum 1-3, Zephaniah 1-3

New Testament

1 Peter 1-5

Psalms

140-145


Lectio Selecta on Anticipations of the Messiah

In the Prophetic Period – Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 11:1-10, 19:23-25, 42:1-4, 53:1-12, 61:1-3; Micah 5:2; Jeremiah 23:5, 31:31-34

Kingdomtide 29

Week of December 19, 2021

Confessional Reading

Of the Last Judgment

WCF 33, WLC 89-90


Old Testament

2 Kings 22-25

New Testament

2 Peter 1-3, Jude

Psalms

146-150


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

Kingdomtide 30

Week of December 26, 2021

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