17

JAN

JOHN 4:14-21

14. but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." 15. The woman said to Him, ``Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw." 16. He said to her, ``Go, call your husband and come here." 17. The woman answered and said, ``I have no husband." Jesus said to her, ``You have correctly said, `I have no husband'; 18. for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly." 19. The woman said to Him, ``Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20. ``Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." 21. Jesus said to her, ``Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.

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10

JAN

JOHN 2:1-11

1. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2. and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ``They have no wine." 4. And Jesus said to her, ``Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come." 5. His mother said to the servants, ``Whatever He says to you, do it." 6. Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. 7. Jesus said to them, ``Fill the waterpots with water." So they filled them up to the brim. 8. And He said to them, ``Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it to him. 9. When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, 10. and said to him, ``Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now." 11. This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

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3

JAN

LUKE 3:21-22

21. Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, 22. and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, ``You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased."

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3

JAN

LUKE 3:15-17

15. Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ, 16. John answered and said to them all, ``As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17. ``His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

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27

DEC

JOHN 1:1-18

1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. He was in the beginning with God. 3. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. 8. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. 9. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13. who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15. John testified about Him and cried out, saying, ``This was He of whom I said, `He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'" 16. For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. 17. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. 18. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

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20

DEC

LUKE 2:1-20 CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY READING

1. Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5. in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6. While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8. In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10. But the angel said to them, ``Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11. for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12. ``This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13. And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14. ``Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." 15. When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, ``Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us." 16. So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. 17. When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. 18. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. 19. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20. The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.

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6

DEC

LUKE 1:39-55

39. Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40. and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42. And she cried out with a loud voice and said, ``Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43. ``And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? 44. ``For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. 45. ``And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord." 46. And Mary said: ``My soul exalts the Lord, 47. And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 48. ``For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. 49. ``For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name. 50. ``AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM. 51. ``He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. 52. ``He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble. 53. ``HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed. 54. ``He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy, 55. As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever."

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29

NOV

LUKE 3:7-18

7. So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, ``You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8. ``Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, `We have Abraham for our father,' for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 9. ``Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." 10. And the crowds were questioning him, saying, ``Then what shall we do?" 11. And he would answer and say to them, ``The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise." 12. And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, ``Teacher, what shall we do?" 13. And he said to them, ``Collect no more than what you have been ordered to." 14. Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, ``And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, ``Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages." 15. Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ, 16. John answered and said to them all, ``As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17. ``His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." 18. So with many other exhortations he preached the gospel to the people.

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22

NOV

LUKE 3:1-6

1. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, 2. in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness. 3. And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins; 4. as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, ``THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, `MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT. 5. `EVERY RAVINE WILL BE FILLED, AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL WILL BE BROUGHT LOW; THE CROOKED WILL BECOME STRAIGHT, AND THE ROUGH ROADS SMOOTH; 6. AND ALL FLESH WILL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD.'"

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