We invite you to join us in reading through the entire Bible together. We're not trying to complete it in a limited time frame like a month or a year; but rather, we want to create a habit (or discipline) of getting to know God's heart through what He's told us about Himself.
This year, we are doing something a little different. Instead of just reading through a chapter or two a day, we want to slow down and help Scripture remain with us, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us from it, more clearly throughout the day and week. During each week, we encourage you to not only read the passage, but write it down as well. The act of writing will help you think about each word, and will help you remember the verses longer. Questions and cross-references will be available in the weekly bulletin, which can be downloaded from the Streaming page.
When reading, ask yourself the following questions:
- What does it say about God?
- What does it say to/about me?
- What can I learn from this reading?
- Sunday: Proverbs 26:8-14
- Monday: Luke 19:45-48 Notice Jesus was cleaning house – inside the temple precincts; the equivalent of this - Jesus would first clean inside the ‘church’ before cleaning the world / society. What do you think he could find upsetting in our churches ... among Christians today?
- Tuesday: Luke 20:1-8 Why do you think Jesus didn’t answer their question (vs 8). Consider whether we unnecessarily ‘answer’ questions of people? How do you discern which one you should ... shouldn’t?
- Wednesday: Luke 20:9-18 cf. Psalm 118:22, Mark 12:10-11, I Peter 2: 4-8. What was Jesus trying to communicate about those he was speaking to, and about himself?
- Thursday: Luke 20:19-26 What a brilliant answer to a tricky question! Consider some of the issues that are battled in society – is it possible to put them into 2 different categories: that which is Governmental/Society and that which belongs to Kingdom of God, i.e. spiritual?
- Friday: Luke 20:27-40 Most questions that people ask have a presupposition that is foundational. In this case, vs 27 they didn’t believe in the resurrection. In talking with people, try to discern their presuppositions – it will lead to a better dialogue.
- Saturday: Luke 20:41-47 Notice Jesus asking questions! And he doesn’t provide the answer! Whether in your relationship with God, or conversation with others, are you curious ... do you ask questions ... do you want to know (or do you presume you know).
- Sunday: Proverbs 26:15-21
- Monday: Luke 21:1-4 In our giving, do we give our left-overs or is it out of our abundance, our sacrifices – is it a joy, and do you look for ways to increase giving?
- Tuesday: Luke 21:5-9 How do you think they felt hearing this? In the OT, God was upset with “prophets” who lied and said ‘all is well’ (Ezek. 13). What would God say are the times we live in ... are you concerned?
- Wednesday: Luke 21:10-19 How interesting is vs 13! Meditate on vs 19
- Thursday: Luke 21:20-24 Interesting that the call is not to fight, but flee. God fulfills His purposes in ways that are counter-intuitive ... see vs 24b
- Friday: Luke 21:25-28 While the world worries and frets about many things ... Christians have something to look forward to!
- Saturday: Luke 21:29-38 "my words will not pass away” – do you hang on to the Words of God. They are life (Phil 2:16), it is “living” (Heb. 4:12), Jesus – “they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6: 63)
May 29 - June 4