DEVOTIONAL REFLECTIONS – For the week of January 11-16, 2021

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We are in the season of Epiphany.  Our devotional reflections use Bible texts from Sunday worship. Sunday worships online alternate traditional and informal. They and a Gospel, an Old Testament, and a New Testament passage from the Revised Common Lectionary (a three-year reading pattern).

If you would like suggestions for daily readings, the Scriptures below will be used at the January 17 worship. You could read them during the week of January 11-16 for your own reflection. Each day has a Scripture reading for you to look up in a Bible – maybe even two different translations if you have them. As you read, and re-read:

  • consider God’s action in the text
  • explore your response to the text
  • shape an idea/concept/understanding for you to carry through the day
  • pray – in your choice for method (silently, aloud, writing, etc)

Try to follow the above steps for each day and each text. If you miss a day or two or three, don’t fret. Just start from the current day. Each text can stand on its own. However, a regular practice will help you deepen in your awareness of God’s presence.

 

THE READINGS

MONDAY – 1 Samuel 3:1-10

TUESDAY – 1 Samuel 3:11-20

WEDNESDAY – Psalm 139:1-6

THURSDAY – Psalm 139:13-18

FRIDAY – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

SATURDAY – John 1:43-51