Sorry this post is late. Thankfully I did have one person ask me where they were. That means there are folks out there keeping up. If you have fallen behind, make it your goal to catch up on a weekend. Get out your Bible, a warm cup of tea/coffee/hot cocoa, and spend an afternoon reading from God’s word. What could be better. If you can’t catch up, consider picking up with these readings (and maybe catching up later) so that you can encourage others with your thoughts, answers and applications from texts that are familiar to all. Most of all, keep reading wherever you are at, and enjoy the grace God gives as you pursue the knowledge of Him through His word.

Category 1 – NT – Gospels

  • Day 1 – Matthew 18:1-14
  • Day 2 – Matthew 18:18-35
  • Day 3 – Matthew 19:1-15
  • Day 4 – Matthew 19:16-30
  • Day 5 – Matthew 20:1-16
  • Day 6 – Matthew 20:17-34

For category 1 readers , your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: Consider Jesus’ dealings with the rich young ruler (19:6ff) and His parable about the laborers in the vineyard. What implications do these accounts have for our understanding and proclamation of the gospel to the lost?

Category 2 – NT History & Epistles

  • Day 1 – Acts 25:1-12
  • Day 2 – Acts 25:13-27
  • Day 3 – Acts 26:1-18
  • Day 4 – Acts 26:19-32
  • Day 5 – Acts 27:1-26
  • Day 6 – Acts 27:27-44

For category 2 readers , your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: The account regarding Paul’s passage to Rome is full of helpful reminders and indicators of God’s sovereignty. How did Paul express those truths, put his confidence in God’s character, and use the circumstances as an opportunity to proclaim the gospel? Are there circumstances in your life that may provide similar opportunities for preaching the gospel?

Category 3 – OT Poetry & Wisdom

  • Day 1 – Psalm 40
  • Day 2 – Psalm 41
  • Day 3 – Psalm 42
  • Day 4 – Psalm 43
  • Day 5 – Psalm 44
  • Day 6 – Psalm 45

For category 3 readers, your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: The psalmist has a habit of “talking to himself” in psalm 42 and 43. How does this habit help him? Why is it appropriate? How do you “speak truth to your own heart” as he does here?

Category 4 – OT Historical & Prophetic

  • Day 1 – Leviticus 8-10
  • Day 2 – Leviticus 11-13
  • Day 3 – Leviticus 14-15
  • Day 4 – Leviticus 16-17
  • Day 5 – Leviticus 18-20
  • Day 6 – Leviticus 21-23

For category 4 readers, your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: All of the Law is summed up in the two commands to “love the Lord” and “love your neighbor.” Reflect on the many expressions of love in these chapters (that must be what they are, right?). Consider some of the laws that might seem unusual to you (like the one’s about blemishes), and answer the question “how does keeping this law express love for God or neighbor?”

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About Brian Sayers

Brian has been an elder, and staff pastor, at Christ Community Church since September of 2000. He is a 1998 graduate of The Master's Seminary (M.Div).

2 Comments

  1. BethC on February 27, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Are you going to share what you think “this rock” is?

    In the parable of the laborers Jesus further characterizes the gospel teaching that length of time as a believer on earth does not correspond to the reward in heaven. This is even more good news and grace. As we wittness to people we can assure people who are near death that in heaven they will be in equal position to those who labored their entire lives. In the parable, it is interesting that the laborers who worked all day complained about being paid a fair wage for days work when the landowner decided to be generous with the ones who hadn’t worked all day. Fortunately in heaven we won’t care, but this reminds me to remember that all christians are in the same boat.

  2. BethC on March 3, 2008 at 6:33 am

    On Acts-These past couple of weeks I have really enjoyed the last few chapters in Acts as Paul goes before Felix, Festus, Agrippa, Caesar. Paul had the courage to be on trial, did not shy away from it, but said he was “happy” to be able to testify. Paul’s first priority was to proclaim the gospel, not necessarily defend himself although he was confident that he had done nothing wrong. In the past year I had my first experiences going to court. My first reaction to court was dread. It was frightening and emotionally draining, but as I went into the settlement conference to potentially come to an agreement I had a list of things that I would not compromise on and was willing to face the depositions and final all-day hearing if I had to. I was even able to praise God and “testify” of Him to the attorneys and guardian ad litum after we came to an acceptable agreement.

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