Many churches across the globe use a cycle of weekly Bible readings called the lectionary to shape worship and devotional life. The lectionary includes passages from the Old and Testament and each week a reading from the Psalms, Gospels and the Epistles is usually part of the weekly selections. The lectionary’s three-year cycle is designed to take readers through the bulk of the Bible. The readings are keyed to themes in the Christian year so that the words of the Bible might be more closely tied to what God is doing in the world and the rhythms of church life. Each Sunday and special day (like Ash Wednesday and Christmas Eve) of the year has lectionary readings assigned to it.
As Lent begins this year, I’m inviting you to join me and others throughout the Greater Southwest District as we explore the lectionary readings through daily reflections. I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with you. Hopefully, this will help us all to make the connection between the cycles of salvation history and the passing of the days.
Visit our District Facebook page for daily reflections or download the printable reflections for each week below.
~Rev. Dwayne Bagley, District Superintendent