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Daily Reading for the Week of December 22nd – 28th

24 Dec Daily Reading for the Week of December 22nd – 28th

Here are the daily reading for this week. Read along and post your input/insights on the Hope Facebook page, in the daily reading post.

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December 22—Isaiah 43:1-24; Revelation 9:13—10:11
Pastor
Is 43– Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.
Rev 10–“God’s mysterious purpose will be accomplished, fulfilling the good news He gave to His servants the prophets.”
Carl
Is 43:1-2 Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
Rev 10:9 9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will make you sick to your stomach, but sweet as honey in your mouth.”
Sharon
Is 43:1 …”Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine”
Rev 10:11 Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.”

December 23—Isaiah 43:25—44:20; Revelation 11:1-19
Pastor
Is 43– You are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no other rock
Rev 11–there were loud voices in heaven saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ, and He will rule forever and always.”
Carl
Is 44: 3-4 I will pour out my spirit upon your descendants and my blessing upon your offspring. They will spring up from among the reeds like willows by flowing streams.
Rev 11:18 The time came to reward your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Sharon
Is 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”
Rev 11:17 …”We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.”

December 24—Isaiah 44:22—45:13,20-25; Revelation 12:1-17
Pastor
Is 44–Sing, heavens, for the Lord has acted
Rev 12–”Now the salvation and power and kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come.”
Carl
Is 45:22 Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth, for I am God, and there’s no other.
Rev 12:11 They gained the victory over him on account of the blood of the Lamb and the word of their witness. Love for their own lives didn’t make them afraid to die.
Sharon
Is 44:22 “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
Rev 12:10 Then I hear a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ…”

December 25—Isaiah 49:1-1; Matthew 1:1-17
Pastor
Is 49–I will also appoint you as light to the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.
Matt 1–Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Christ.
Carl
Is 49:26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; and as with wine, with their own blood they will be drunk, so that all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your savior, and the mighty one of Jacob is your redeemer.
Matt 1:17 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary—of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Christ.
Sharon
Is 49:13 Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion of his afflicted ones.
Matt 1:17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon , and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.

December 26—Isaiah 49:22-26; 50:4—51:8,12-16; Matthew 1:18-25
Pastor
Is 51–He will make her desert like Eden and her wilderness like the Lord’s garden.
Matt 1–”the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit.”
Carl
Is 50:8 But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations
Matt. 1:22 they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).
Sharon
Is 51:12 “I, even I, am he who comforts you.”
Matt 1:23 The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” –which means, “God with us.”

December 27—Isaiah 51:17—52:12; Matthew 2:1-12
Pastor
Is 52–The Lord has bared His holy in view of all the nations; all the ends of the earth have seen our God’s victory.
Matt 2–When they saw the star, they were filled with joy.
Carl
Is 51:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation
Matt 2:11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Sharon
Is 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,”Your God reigns!”
Matt 2:6 ” But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.”

December 28—Isaiah 52:13—54:10; Matthew 2:13-23
Pastor
Is 52–Look, My servant will succeed. He will be exalted and lifted very high.
Matt 2–This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I have called My son out of Egypt.
Carl
Is 52:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Matt 2:20 “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
Sharon
Is 53:3-5 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Matt 2:18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”