Week number five, and I trust you are finding your regular reading a genuine blessing. I would love to see more comments. Do you have a “Bible Reading Buddy.” This addition of regular encouragement is an excellent way to remain consistent. All of you are my Bible reading buddies by default–because if I don’t read, I can’t very well post and comment each week. I am willing to ask and encourage some of you regularly if you ask.

Here are this week’s readings!

Category 1 – NT – Gospels

  • Day 1 – Matthew 10:1-20
  • Day 2 – Matthew 10:21-42
  • Day 3 – Matthew 11:1-19
  • Day 4 – Matthew 11:20-30
  • Day 5 – Matthew 12:1-21
  • Day 6 – Matthew 12:22-37

For category 1 readers , your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: I would very much like to hear your thoughts and reflections on the doubt expressed by John the Baptist regarding the person of Christ, and the detailed and very public response given by Jesus in Matthew 11:7-19

Category 2 – NT History & Epistles

  • Day 1 – Acts 15:1-21
  • Day 2 – Acts 15:22-41
  • Day 3 – Acts 16:1-15
  • Day 4 – Acts 16:16-40
  • Day 5 – Acts 17:1-15
  • Day 6 – Acts 17:16-34

For category 2 readers , your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: Peter had received a vision, and then the converts dsicussed at the Jerusalem council epxerienced miraculous signs. But how did the council confirm their decisions (see Acts 15:15-19)? What does this say about how we should make decisions?

Category 3 – OT Poetry & Wisdom

  • Day 1 – Psalm 23 (you probably have this one done already!)
  • Day 2 – Psalm 24
  • Day 3 – Psalm 25
  • Day 4 – Psalm 26
  • Day 5 – Psalm 27
  • Day 6 – Psalm 28

For category 3 readers, your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: Help one another reconcile and apply the truths of Psalm 27, and what appears to be competing or opposite emotions. The Psalmist is high one minute, anticipating and enjoying the presence of God, but crying out for help amid his enemies the next. How does this relate to our lives?

Category 4 – OT Historical & Prophetic

  • Day 1 – Genesis 50 (what a great chapter!)
  • Day 2 – Exodus 1-3
  • Day 3 – Exodus 4-6
  • Day 4 – Exodus 7-9
  • Day 5 – Exodus 10-12
  • Day 6 – Exodus 13-15

For category 4 readers, your question for possible reflection, application and comment on the blog is this: God twice speaks of Moses’ unwillingness to speak for Him (4:10ff, and 6:28ff). How does this apply to responding to our own fears, and what can we learn about God’s grace and His eternal purposes?

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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).

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