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December 17, 2023


There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight[a] the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27 even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

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  1. John 1:23 Or crying out, ‘In the wilderness make straight

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Weekly Bible Readings

December 2023

Dec 3, 2023
First S. in Advent
First Lesson: Isaiah 64:1–9
Psalm 80:1–7 1
Second Lesson: Cor. 1:3–9
Gospel: Mark 11:1–10 or Mark 13:24– 37

Dec. 10
Second S. in Advent
First Lesson: Isaiah 40:1–11
Psalm 85
Second Lesson: 2 Peter 3:8–14
Gospel: Mark 1:1–8

Dec. 17
Third S. in Advent
First Lesson: Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11
Psalm 126
Second Lesson: 1 Thess. 5:16– 24
Gospel: John 1:6–8, 19– 28