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?
January 29 - February 4
- Sunday: Psalm 10 vs 1 – “Why, O LORD, do you stand ...in times of trouble?”
- Monday: 2 Chronicles 28:1-21 vs 5 starts with “Therefore” and continues to record a disastrous series of events. What led to this collapse? Read vs 1-4 to understand that there are consequences to idolatry
- Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 28:22-27 In your time of distress, you could either reach out to God or go a different route – see vs 22f
- Wednesday: 2 Chronicles 29:1-11 In Hezekiah’s command (vs 5f) notice how he has no qualms about stating what previous generations have done wrong ...and then to say ‘we must consecrate’ because of that. Would this be an example of some of the issues, we i.e. the church, be an example in displaying?
- Thursday: 2 Chronicles 29:12-19 Look at the detail of the cleansing – first, the people ... then the place and articles
- Friday: 2 Chronicles 29:20-36 What a descriptive, lively, combination of sacrifice, worship, ‘singing with gladness’ (vs 30). Vs 36 is interesting – what does that mean?
- Saturday: 2 Chronicles 30:1-12 What a wonderful rally call by Hezekiah! Look at the Gospel in vs 9. Don’t miss vs 12 – who changed the hearts of the people to make it “one heart”?
- Sunday: Psalm 11 “For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds ...”
- Monday: 2 Chronicles 30:13-27 “many people came ...” (vs 13)! Notice all the things that happened ... how some were not “consecrated”, what was done about that, and then vs 20.
- Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 31:1-10 Notice the enthusiasm of the people! First (vs 1-4) to break down the pagan altars, and then their giving (vs 5-8)!
- Wednesday: 2 Chronicles 31:11-21 Notice 2 things: (a) how organized and planned Hezekiah was (vs 11-19). How organized, prepared ... how well do you plan things done in God’s name? Secondly, (b) note the commentary on Hezekiah (vs 20-21)!
- Thursday: 2 Chronicles 32:1-8 Interesting that 32:1 applauds Hezekiah’s “faithfulness” and then comes an attack. Challenges in life may have nothing to do with a shortfall in you ...it may be for a greater purpose
- Friday: 2 Chronicles 32:9-19 Followers of God being taunted is not new – see what Sennacherib says not only about Hezekiah but also about God
- Saturday: 2 Chronicles 32:20-23 Note what Hezekiah does in response to the taunt. How does that compare to us today when we are confronted, taunted? What did God do in response (vs 21f).
- Sunday: Psalm 12
- Monday: 2 Chronicles 32:24-33
- Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 33:1-9
- Wednesday: 2 Chronicles 33:10-20
- Thursday: 2 Chronicles 33:21-25
- Friday: 2 Chronicles 34:1-7
- Saturday: 2 Chronicles 34:8-21
- Sunday: Psalm 13