Texts for December 2014

On December 3 and 10, we will meet to read again and reflect on the words of hope and promise found in the Advent texts this season. We will then take a break until January 21st when we resume our prayer and study time.

December 7: Isaiah 40:1–11; Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13; 2 Peter 3:8– 15a; Mark 1:1–8

December 14: Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11; Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b– 55; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24; John 1:6–8, 19–28

December 21: 2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16; Luke 1:46b–55 or Psalm 89:1–4, 19–26; Romans 16:25–27; Luke 1:26–38

December 24: Isaiah 9:2–7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11–14; Luke 2:1–14 [15–20] December 28: Isaiah 61:10—62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4– 7; Luke 2:22–40

Texts for November 2014

20@12 Bible Study will take a break in November, meeting Wednesday November 5 and resuming  December 3rd when we turn to the Advent texts.

November 1: Revelation 7:9–17; Psalm 34:1–10, 22; 1 John 3:1–3; Matthew 5:1– 12

November 9: Joshua 24:1–3a, 14–25; Psalm 78:1–7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Matthew 25:1–13

November 16: Judges 4:1–7; Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11; Matthew 25:14–30

November 23: Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 100 or Psalm 95:1–7a; Ephesians 1:15 23; Matthew 25:31–46

November 30: Isaiah 64:1–9; Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19; 1 Corinthians 1:3–9; Mark 13:24–37

Texts for October 2014

October 5: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 or Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46
October 12: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
October 19: Exodus 33:12-23 or Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10;Matthew 22:15-22
October 26: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 or Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

Texts for September 2014

September 7: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20

September 14: Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35

September 21: Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16

September 28: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32

Lectionary Texts for July and August 2014

During the summer, First Presbyterian Church of New Haven’s preachers may choose a different scripture lesson from the ones identified in the Common Lectionary. Here are the selected readings for the month of July and August.

July 6th: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

July 13th: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119: 105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

July 20th: Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

July 27th: Genesis 29:15-28: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

August 3rd: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21

August 10th: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14: 22-33

August 17th: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28

August 24th: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

August 31st: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28