Daily Bible Readinghttp://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/Acts 2:14a, 36-41http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1184http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1184<div class="ExternalClassDD6E4AC8A6E7415CB96361C13B283221"><p><strong>​Third Sunday of Easter</strong></p><p>But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, &quot;Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.&quot;</p><p>Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, &quot;Brothers, what should we do?&quot; Peter said to them, &quot;Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.&quot; And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, &quot;Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.&quot; So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.</p></div>04/30/2017Isaiah 25:6-9http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1183http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1183<div class="ExternalClass753D40F6AF7549C6862A5D402B085F29"><p>​On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples<br> a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,<br> of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.<br> And he will destroy on this mountain<br> the shroud that is cast over all peoples,<br> the sheet that is spread over all nations;<br> he will swallow up death forever.<br> Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, <br>and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,<br> for the LORD has spoken.<br> It will be said on that day,<br> Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.<br> This is the LORD for whom we have waited;<br> let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. <br></p></div>04/29/20171 Peter 1:13-16http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1182http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1182<div class="ExternalClass2B93D891FB69485CA98B39FAAEBB5AD0"><p>​Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, &quot;You shall be holy, for I am holy.&quot;</p></div>04/28/2017Isaiah 25:1-5http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1181http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1181<div class="ExternalClassB76B0C4EDD5A463C9DF2D7F09896CD7F"><p>​O LORD, you are my God;<br> I will exalt you, I will praise your name;<br> for you have done wonderful things,<br> plans formed of old, faithful and sure.<br> For you have made the city a heap,<br> the fortified city a ruin;<br> the palace of aliens is a city no more,<br> it will never be rebuilt.<br> Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;<br> cities of ruthless nations will fear you.<br> For you have been a refuge to the poor,<br> a refuge to the needy in their distress,<br> a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.<br> When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,<br> the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,<br> you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;<br> the ruthless was stilled.</p></div>04/27/2017Psalm 114http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1180http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1180<div class="ExternalClassBDB6DD6802CE484689755ADC6EA4C8B2"><p>​When Israel went out from Egypt,<br> the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,<br> Judah became God's sanctuary,<br> Israel his dominion.<br> The sea looked and fled;<br> Jordan turned back.<br> The mountains skipped like rams,<br> the hills like lambs.<br> Why is it, O sea, that you flee?<br> O Jordan, that you turn back?<br> O mountains, that you skip like rams?<br> O hills, like lambs?<br> Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the LORD,<br> at the presence of the God of Jacob,<br> who turns the rock into a pool of water,<br> the flint into a spring of water.</p></div>04/26/2017Psalm 57http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1179http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1179<div class="ExternalClassD09F7EA159624A6BB3538518759A513C"><p><strong>​Mark, Evangelist</strong></p><p>Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,<br> for in you my soul takes refuge;<br> in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,<br> until the destroying storms pass by.<br> I cry to God Most High,<br> to God who fulfills his purpose for me.<br> He will send from heaven and save me,<br> he will put to shame those who trample on me.<br> Selah</p><p>God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness.<br> I lie down among lions<br> that greedily devour human prey;<br> their teeth are spears and arrows,<br> their tongues sharp swords.<br> Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.<br> Let your glory be over all the earth.<br> They set a net for my steps;<br> my soul was bowed down.<br> They dug a pit in my path,<br> but they have fallen into it themselves.<br> Selah</p><p>My heart is steadfast, O God,<br> my heart is steadfast.<br> I will sing and make melody.<br> Awake, my soul!<br> Awake, O harp and lyre!<br> I will awake the dawn.<br> I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples;<br> I will sing praises to you among the nations.<br> For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens;<br> your faithfulness extends to the clouds.<br> Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.<br> Let your glory be over all the earth.</p></div>04/25/2017