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This Week’s Bible Readings

This Week’s Bible Readings

Bible readings for march 6-7

March 6-7 Bulletin

The Obedient Servant

The collect for the day

Heavenly Father, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look with compassion upon the heartfelt desires of your servants, and purify our disordered affections, that we may behold your eternal glory in the face of Christ Jesus; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The LESSON: Isaiah 50: 4-9

4 The Lord God has given me
    the tongue of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word
    him who is weary.
Morning by morning he awakens;
    he awakens my ear
    to hear as those who are taught.
The Lord God has opened my ear,
    and I was not rebellious;
    I turned not backward.
I gave my back to those who strike,
    and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard;
I hid not my face
    from disgrace and spitting.

But the Lord God helps me;
    therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like a flint,
    and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
    He who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
    Let us stand up together.
Who is my adversary?
    Let him come near to me.
Behold, the Lord God helps me;
    who will declare me guilty?
Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment;
    the moth will eat them up.

The psalm: Psalm 40: 8-12

8 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire,
but my ears you have opened.

9 Burnt offerings and sin offerings you have not required,
and so I said, “Behold, I come;

10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I delight
to do your will, O my God;
indeed, your law is within my heart.”

11 I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation;
behold, I will not restrain my lips, O Lord, and that you know.

12 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart;
my talk has been of your truth and of your salvation.

BCP 2019

The gospel: matthew 27: 27-31

Jesus Is Mocked

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. 28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.