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February 5, 2023

Second Lesson

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

And I, when I came to you, brothers,[a] did not come proclaiming to you the testimony[b] of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men[c] but in the power of God.

Wisdom from the Spirit

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
    nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.[d]

14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:1 Or brothers and sisters
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:1 Some manuscripts mystery (or secret)
  3. 1 Corinthians 2:5 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women
  4. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Or interpreting spiritual truths in spiritual language, or comparing spiritual things with spiritual


Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

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  1. Matthew 5:16 Or house. 16Let your light so shine before others that

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.  Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service. English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible. ESV® Text Edition: 2018. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Weekly Bible Readings

February 2023

January 29  
Fourth S. a. the Epiphany   
First Lesson: Micah 6:1–8
Psalm: Psalm 15
Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 1:18–31
Gospel: Matt. 5:1–12

February 5
Fifth S. a. the Epiphany
First Lesson: Isaiah 58:3–9a
Psalm: Psalm 112:1–9
Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 2:1–12 (13–16)
Gospel: Matt. 5:13–20

February 12
Sixth S. a. the Epiphany
First Lesson: Deut. 30:15–20
Psalm: Psalm 119:1–8
Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 3:1–9
Gospel: Matt. 5:21¬–37

February 19
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
First Lesson: Ex. 24:8–18
Psalm: Psalm 2:6–12
Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1:16–21
Gospel: Matt. 17:1–9

February 22
Ash Wednesday
First Lesson: Joel 2:12–19
Psalm: Psalm 51:1–13 (14–19)
Second Lesson: 2 Cor. 5:20b—6:10
Gospel: Matt. 6:1–6, 16–21

February 26
First S. in Lent
First Lesson: Gen. 3:1–21
Psalm: Psalm 32:1–7
Second Lesson: Rom. 5:12–19
Gospel: Matt. 4:1–11

March 2023

March 5
Second S. in Lent
First Lesson: Gen. 12:1–9
Psalm: Psalm 121
Second Lesson: Rom. 4:1–8, 13–17
Gospel: John 3:1–17

March 12
Third S. in Lent
First Lesson: Ex. 17:1–7
Psalm: Psalm 95:1–9
Second Lesson: Rom. 5:1–8
Gospel: John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)

March 19
Fourth S. in Lent
First Lesson: Isaiah 42:14–21
Psalm: Psalm 142
Second Lesson: Eph. 5:8–14
Gospel: John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

March 26
Fifth S. in Lent
First Lesson: Ezek. 37:1–14
Psalm: Psalm 130
Second Lesson: Rom. 8:1–11
Gospel: John 11:1–45, (46–53) or John 11:17–27, 38–53