March 29-April 2 Read the Bible

Here is this week’s suggested personal reading. Our Bible Study on Wednesday evening will be selected from the reading in the New Testament.

  • Monday: Genesis 41-45
  • Tuesday: Judges 17-21
  • Wednesday: Mark 13—Luke 1
  • Thursday: Isaiah 41-45
  • Friday: Psalm 8, 58, 108, 119:41-48
  • Saturday: Luke 24

Follow this link to download a copy (2 pages) of the entire reading schedule: Click here.

March 22-26 Read the Bible

Here is this week’s suggested personal reading. Our Bible Study on Wednesday evening will be selected from the reading in the New Testament.

  • Monday: Genesis 36-40
  • Tuesday: Judges 12-16
  • Wednesday: Mark 8-12
  • Thursday: Isaiah 36-40
  • Friday: Psalm 7, 57, 107; Proverbs 4
  • Saturday: Isaiah 44; Zechariah 6

Follow this link to download a copy (2 pages) of the entire reading schedule: Click here.

March 8-12 Read the Bible

Are Christians supposed to be good citizens in their earthly countries?

Matthew tells us that Jesus was asked a loaded question in Matthew 22:15-22 in a united effort to disprove his claim to be God, the King. “Is it lawful to give tribute [a Roman tax levied on individuals and to be paid yearly] unto Caesar or not?” What made the question even more difficult is that it was asked by Pharisees (a religious sect of Judaism) and Herodians (a political party, consisting of mostly Saducees, who supported the Roman appointed Herodian dynasty). You can’t compare the make-up of this group as being like the Democrats and Republicans of the United States’s Congress. This is more like the National Council of Churches conspiring with the entire Federal Government to bring Jesus down.

Jesus knew if he answered one way or the other, one side or the other would be able to accuse him of either being unpatriotic or as having broken God’s Law. His brilliant answer defused both sides (“Render [pay] therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s”), added further proof of his Deity to those who rejected Jesus as the promised King (“and [render, pay] unto God the things that are God’s”), and, as an aside, taught his followers the importance of being good citizens on earth.

Are you amazed at how a simple answer could accomplish so much? So were the Pharisees and Herodians.

Our Bible Study on Wednesday evening will be selected from the reading in the New Testament.

  • Monday: Genesis 26-30
  • Tuesday: Judges 2-6
  • Wednesday: Matthew 26—Mark 2
  • Thursday: Isaiah 26-30
  • Friday: Psalm 4, 54, 104; Proverbs 3
  • Saturday: Isaiah 44; Zechariah 6

Follow this link to download a copy (2 pages) of the entire reading schedule: Click here.

March 1-5 Read the Bible

In our personal Bible reading, Psalm 4 was on the schedule. The suggested call to wroship for Sunday was also Psalm 4. Coincidence? Maybe God wanted me to learn a little something.

“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer” (Psalm 4:1).

Was the psalmist convinced God would answer his prayer? The psalmist identified his Rescuer as the “God of my righteousness.” David, who composed this psalm, knew that intervention in his difficulties would only come from God and not from himself. Jeremiah recognized it was “the Lord our righteousness” who would “save Judah and [cause] Israel to dwell safely” (Jeremiah 23:6). Paul explained that believers are “in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us…righteousness” (1 Corinthians 1:30). I seem to be asking myself now more than ever before, “With Jesus Christ’s righteousness in me, why would I even think of looking to myself or others to deliver me from trouble?”

Here is the suggested reading for March 1-5. You will find a corrected copy of the schedule at the link below. To make everything simple, one week was added at the end of the year (or the beginning of next year). Our Bible Study on Wednesday will still be selected from the reading in the New Testament.

  • Monday: Genesis 21-25
  • Tuesday: Joshua 21–Judges 1
  • Wednesday: Matthew 21-25
  • Thursday: Isaiah 21-25
  • Friday: (to Psalm this week to correct the mistake)
  • Saturday: Isaiah 43:13-28; Zechariah 5

Follow this link to download a copy (2 pages) of the entire reading schedule: Click here.

February 22-26 Read the Bible

Here is the (corrected) suggested reading for February 22-26. What do I mean by “corrected”? Chapters 16-20 were left out of the cycle. The original reading schedule will need to be repaired.

Our Bible Study on Wednesday will still be selected from the reading in the New Testament. The Scripture selection last Wednesday night was Matthew 13. Jesus teaches seven “Parables of the Kingdom.” What was the people’s response to the Perfect Teacher’s parables? Verses 53-58 are evidence of His rejection as God, as the promised Messiah. What was Jesus teaching in the parables? In this age there will be a mixture in the church of those who are genuinely saved and those who aren’t (but say they are) until Jesus comes back with His angels to set up His Kingdom. Then He will separate the good from the bad.

  • Monday: Genesis 16-20
  • Tuesday: Joshua 16-20
  • Wednesday: Matthew 16-20
  • Thursday: Isaiah 16-20
  • Friday: Psalm 4, 54, 104, 119:17-24
  • Saturday: Isaiah 43:13-28; Zechariah 4

Follow this link to download a copy (2 pages) of the entire reading schedule (which will be corrected by next week): Click here.

February 15-19, 2010 Bible reading

Do you ever choose a favorite verse from your daily reading? Here’s one of mine from last week. “And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise take up they bed, and go unto thine house.” What do you think the sick man did? Here is the suggested reading for February 15-19. Our Bible Study on Wednesday will be selected from the reading in the New Testament.

  • Monday: Genesis 11-15
  • Tuesday: Joshua 11-15
  • Wednesday: Matthew 11-15
  • Thursday: Isaiah 11-15
  • Friday: Psalm 3, 53, 103; Proverbs 2
  • Saturday: Isaiah 43; Zechariah 3

Follow this link to download a copy (2 pages) of the entire reading schedule: Click here.