Daily Bible Readinghttps://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/1 Corinthians 12:3b-13https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2368https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2368<div class="ExternalClassDB021D37E0A940C190A8309B7F88EE67"><p><strong>​Day of Pentecost</strong></p><p><sup>3</sup>Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says &quot;Let Jesus be cursed!&quot; and no one can say &quot;Jesus is Lord&quot; except by the Holy Spirit.</p><p><sup>4</sup>Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; <sup>5</sup>and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; <sup>6</sup>and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. <sup>7</sup>To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. <sup>8</sup>To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, <sup>9</sup>to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, <sup>10</sup>to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. <sup>11</sup>All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.</p><p><sup>12</sup>For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. <sup>13</sup>For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.</p></div>05/31/2020John 7:37-39https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2367https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2367<div class="ExternalClassA39CD2DBFC9E441BBF235F17906B42EC"><p><strong>​Vigil of Pentecost</strong></p><p><sup>37</sup>On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, &quot;Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, <sup>38</sup>and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, 'Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living water.'&quot; <sup>39</sup>Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.</p></div>05/30/2020Exodus 19:16-25https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2366https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2366<div class="ExternalClass0FAE965DBBA64328837FE11412CBD1BF"><p>​<sup>16</sup>On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, as well as a thick cloud on the mountain, and a blast of a trumpet so loud that all the people who were in the camp trembled. <sup>17</sup>Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God. They took their stand at the foot of the mountain. <sup>18</sup>Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, because the LORD had descended upon it in fire; the smoke went up like the smoke of a kiln, while the whole mountain shook violently. <sup>19</sup>As the blast of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses would speak and God would answer him in thunder. <sup>20</sup>When the LORD descended upon Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain, the LORD summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. <sup>21</sup>Then the LORD said to Moses, &quot;Go down and warn the people not to break through to the LORD to look; otherwise many of them will perish. <sup>22</sup>Even the priests who approach the LORD must consecrate themselves or the LORD will break out against them.&quot; <sup>23</sup>Moses said to the LORD, &quot;The people are not permitted to come up to Mount Sinai; for you yourself warned us, saying, 'Set limits around the mountain and keep it holy.'&quot; <sup>24</sup>The LORD said to him, &quot;Go down, and come up bringing Aaron with you; but do not let either the priests or the people break through to come up to the LORD; otherwise he will break out against them.&quot; <sup>25</sup>So Moses went down to the people and told them.</p></div>05/29/2020Exodus 19:1-9ahttps://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2365https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2365<div class="ExternalClass41C816C30D4B4C588996C346C53C893E"><p><sup>1</sup>On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness of Sinai. <sup>2</sup>They had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. <sup>3</sup>Then Moses went up to God; the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, &quot;Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites&#58; <sup>4</sup>You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. <sup>5</sup>Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, <sup>6</sup>but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.&quot;</p><p><sup>7</sup>So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him. <sup>8</sup>The people all answered as one&#58; &quot;Everything that the LORD has spoken we will do.&quot; Moses reported the words of the people to the LORD. <sup>9</sup>Then the LORD said to Moses, &quot;I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, in order that the people may hear when I speak with you and so trust you ever after.&quot;</p><p>When Moses had told the words of the people to the LORD,</p></div>05/28/2020John 3:31-36https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2364https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2364<div class="ExternalClassB245C0994A3540EE9EA5A3535DD98DAA"><p>​<sup>31</sup>The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. <sup>32</sup>He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. <sup>33</sup>Whoever has accepted his testimony has certified this, that God is true. <sup>34</sup>He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. <sup>35</sup>The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in his hands. <sup>36</sup>Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God's wrath.</p></div>05/27/2020Numbers 16:41-50https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2363https://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/2363<div class="ExternalClassFE6CF751D2E847C6A42A597ADC3ADDDA"><p>​<sup>41</sup>On the next day, however, the whole congregation of the Israelites rebelled against Moses and against Aaron, saying, &quot;You have killed the people of the LORD.&quot; <sup>42</sup>And when the congregation had assembled against them, Moses and Aaron turned toward the tent of meeting; the cloud had covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared. <sup>43</sup>Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting, <sup>44</sup>and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, <sup>45</sup>Get away from this congregation, so that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell on their faces. <sup>46</sup>Moses said to Aaron, &quot;Take your censer, put fire on it from the altar and lay incense on it, and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them. For wrath has gone out from the LORD; the plague has begun.&quot; <sup>47</sup>So Aaron took it as Moses had ordered, and ran into the middle of the assembly, where the plague had already begun among the people. He put on the incense, and made atonement for the people. <sup>48</sup>He stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stopped. <sup>49</sup>Those who died by the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the affair of Korah. <sup>50</sup>When the plague was stopped, Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance of the tent of meeting.</p></div>05/26/2020