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Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary


             First Reading       Acts 16:6–10
 Psalm   Psalm 8
 Psalm  Psalm 14 (Supplemental)
New Testament Revelation 22:12–17, 20
New Testament Romans 15:14–20 (Supplemental)
Gospel       John 17:20–26

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary) (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today Heavenly Father, bless my brothers and sisters of the Jewish religion, and those Gentiles that worship You on Your Sabbath Day. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: Daily Readings

Go To Morning Reading      Evening, May 11

   “Only be thou strong and very courageous.”
         — Joshua 1:7

Our God’s tender love for his servants makes him concerned for the state of their inward feelings. He desires them to be of good courage. Some esteem it a small thing for a believer to be vexed with doubts and fears, but God thinks not so. From this text it is plain that our Master would not have us entangled with fears. He would have us without carefulness, without doubt, without cowardice. Our Master does not think so lightly of our unbelief as we do. When we are desponding we are subject to a grievous malady, not to be trifled with, but to be carried at once to the beloved Physician. Our Lord loveth not to see our countenance sad. It was a law of Ahasuerus that no one should come into the king’s court dressed in mourning: this is not the law of the King of kings, for we may come mourning as we are; but still he would have us put off the spirit of heaviness, and put on the g…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

May 11: Being Good at What Matters
Judges 20:1–21:25; Philippians 4:21–23

Though prayer is important, it’s an area of our faith lives that we often neglect. But people of great faith in the Bible relied on prayer—and not just for difficult situations. From general direction to specific details, they turned everything over to prayer. God spoke to them directly, they listen, and then they act.
Maybe you don’t believe God speaks directly to you. If that’s the case, consider why you think this way. Why wouldn’t He want to speak to you? He chose you by sending His own [Son]to die for you. Jesus, that [Son], said that God would come and speak to you (John 17). You’re important to God, and He wants to talk to you—to know you.
In Judges, we find a situation where people relied on God not just for direction, but for details. The Israelites rose up against the tribe of Benjamin because they refused to address the wickedness among them (Judg 20:12–14). But before entering battle, they inquired of…