The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, given to us for our instruction in God’s ways (1 Corinthians 10:11); we are called to read, learn, study, and meditate on them to become fully developed followers of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us on that journey, using some or all of the resources below.

Here is the Prayer for the Day and Scripture Readings for Sunday January 30, 2022

Sunday 30 January 2022 – The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

O God, you know that we are set in the midst of so many and grave dangers that in the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us your strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through every temptation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Readings for January 30: 1 Corinthians 14:12-25; Psalm 71; Luke 4:21-32

Study Questions for Psalm 71

  1. Read once through the Psalm, focusing on the various needs the Psalmist is articulating.  How would you describe them in a word or phrase?
  2. Read again through the Psalm, this time focusing on the ways in which God is asked to intervene on the Psalmist’s behalf.  What does the Psalmist believe God can and will do for him?  Make a list.
  3. Now read again through the Psalm, looking for the ways in which the Psalmist promises to respond to God when he acts. How would you describe the Psalmist’s overall response?
  4. How might this Psalm be a pattern for your own response to God, in the context of the struggles and needs of your daily life?

The e100 Readings for this week are:

Samson Defeats the Phillistines: Judges 13:1-16:31
The Story of Ruth: Ruth 1:1-4:22

The e100 is a Bible reading plan in which participants can read and reflect over the course of a year on 100 of the most significant passages in the Bible. Taken together, these 100 passages offer a snapshot into the mighty works of God in Creation, Redemption, Sanctification (separating a community of people to himself, for his purposes) and Glorification (his ultimate intention for the restoration of humanity to the fullness of how he made us to be in the beginning).

60 Days of PsalmsA guide to praying through the entire Book of Psalms in two months.