John 10:11-12. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does now own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away--and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
Additional Readings: Ps 138,139:1-17(18-23) * 147 / Jeremiah 23:1-8 /
Colossians 2:8-23 / John 10:7-17
John 1:12-13. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
Additional Readings: Ps 1,2, * 4,7 / Genesis 2:4-9 (10-15) 16-25 /
Hebrews 1:1-14 / John 1:1-18
Psalm 6:6-7. I grow weary because my groaning; every night I drench my be and flood my couch with tears. My eyes are wasted with grief and worn away because of all my enemies.
Additional Readings: Ps 5,6 * 10,11 / Genesis 3:1-24 /
Hebrews 2:1-10 / John 1:19-28
Hebrews 2:14-15. Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free whose who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death.
Additional Readings: Ps 119:1-24 * 12,13,14 / Genesis 4:1-16 /
Hebrews 2:11-18 / John 1:(29-34) 35-42
Deuteronomy 20:8. The officials shall continue to address the troops, saying, "Is anyone afraid or disheartened? He should go back to his house, or he might cause the heart of his comrades to melt like his own."
Additional Readings: Ps 18:1-20 * 18:21-50 / Genesis 4:17-26 /
Hebrews 3:1-11 / John 1:43-51
Psalm 16:5-6. O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; it is you who uphold my lot. My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; indeed, I have goodly heritage.
Additional Readings: Ps 16,17 * 22 / Genesis 6:1-8 /
Hebrews 3:12-19 / John 2:1-12
Acts 4:11-12. Therefore be imitator of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Additional Readings: Ps 23 / Acts 4:-13 /
1 Peters 5:1-4 / Matthew 16:13-19