March 2024

Confession of Sin & Words of Assurance

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and apart from your grace, there is no health in us.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare all those who confess their faults.

Restore all those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord.

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of your holy Name. Amen. (source)

“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 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.” (Isaiah 53:4–5)

Scripture Reading

  • March 1 - Psalm 45, John 2
  • March 2 - (No reading)
  • March 3 - (No reading)
  • March 4 - Psalm 46, John 3
  • March 5 - Psalm 47, John 4-5
  • March 6 - Psalm 48, John 6
  • March 7 - Psalm 49, John 7
  • March 8 - Psalm 50, John 8-9
  • March 9 - (No reading)
  • March 10 - (No reading)
  • March 11 - Psalm 51, John 10
  • March 12 - Psalm 52, John 11
  • March 13 - Psalm 53, John 12-13
  • March 14 - Psalm 54, John 14
  • March 15 - Psalm 55, John 15
  • March 16 - (No reading)
  • March 17 - (No reading)
  • March 18 - Psalm 56, John 16-17
  • March 19 - Psalm 57, John 18
  • March 20 - Psalm 58, John 19
  • March 21 - Psalm 59, John 20-21
  • March 22 - Psalm 60
  • March 23 - (No reading)
  • March 24 - Luke 19:28-40
  • March 25 - Psalm 61, Mark 11:15-19
  • March 26 - Psalm 62, Mark 12:35-44
  • March 27 - Psalm 63, John 12:1-7
  • March 28 - Psalm 64, Matthew 26:17-50
  • March 29 - Psalm 65, Matthew 27:27-61
  • March 30 - Luke 23:56
  • March 31 - (No reading)

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Memory Verse

“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30–31)

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.



Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the Cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.



John Introduction

Author, Date, and Recipients

John the son of Zebedee wrote this Gospel. He was a Palestinian Jew, one of the 12 disciples, and a member of Jesus’ inner apostolic circle. He was referred to as the disciple “whom Jesus loved” (13:23). John also wrote 1–3 John and Revelation. He likely wrote his Gospel account between A.D. 70 (the date of the destruction of the temple) and A.D. 100 (the reputed end of John’s life). It was likely written from Ephesus in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire at the time. His original audience consisted of Jews and Gentiles living in the larger Greco-Roman world in Ephesus and beyond, toward the close of the first century A.D.

Theme and Purpose

The theme of John’s Gospel is that Jesus is the long-awaited, promised Messiah and Son of God. By believing in Jesus, people have eternal life (see 20:30–31).

As evidence that Jesus is the Messiah, John relies on several selected messianic signs performed by Jesus and a series of witnesses to Jesus. These include the Scriptures, John the Baptist, Jesus himself, God the Father, Jesus’ miraculous works, the Holy Spirit, and John himself.


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