Reading through the Bible

Greetings, since we have been at this a month and a half, I thought I would change how I have been commenting.  Up until now I have sort of been doing whatever I wanted each day.  However now I would like a more systematic approach, because there are many ways to study the scriptures—and all can be helpful.  So I would like to model some of the ways you can read the Bible each week.  My idea is to have a different type of Bible study technique used each day, you than both know what to expect and what can think about these types of Bible study techniques even when I am not using it on that day.

Please go ahead and read the blogpost about it for full details but here is the brief schedule.

Sunday: Questions

Monday: Salvation History

Tuesday: Historical Criticism

Wednesday: Reader Response

Thursday: Law and Gospel

Friday: Textual Criticism

Saturday:  Sabbath—just read and pray

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  • Feb18Sun

    February 18 Day 110

    February 18, 2018

    [Act 8:1-25 RSV] 1 And Saul was consenting to his death. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the region of Judea and Sama'ria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him. 3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house...

  • Feb18Sun

    February 17 Day 109

    February 18, 2018

    [Act 7:23-60 RSV] 23 "When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel. 24 And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking the Egyptian. 25 He supposed that his brethren understood that God was giving them deliverance by his hand, but they did not...

  • Feb18Sun

    February 16 Day 108

    February 18, 2018

    [Act 7:1-22 RSV] 1 And the high priest said, "Is this so?" 2 And Stephen said: "Brethren and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopota'mia, before he lived in Haran, 3 and said to him, 'Depart from your land and from your kindred and go into the land which I will show you.' 4 Then he departed from...

  • Feb15Thu

    February 15 Day 107

    February 15, 2018

    [Act 6:1-15 RSV] 1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore,...

  • Feb14Wed

    February 14 Day 106

    February 14, 2018

    [Act 5:17-42 RSV] 17 But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sad'ducees, and filled with jealousy 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the common prison. 19 But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out and said, 20 "Go and stand in the temple and speak to the...

  • Feb13Tue

    February 13 Day 105

    February 13, 2018

    [Act 5:1-16 RSV] 1 But a man named Anani'as with his wife Sapphi'ra sold a piece of property, 2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a part and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, "Anani'as, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of...

  • Feb12Mon

    February 12 Day 104

    February 12, 2018

    [Act 4:23-37 RSV] 23 When they were released they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, "Sovereign Lord, who didst make the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who by the mouth of our father...

  • Feb11Sun

    February 11 Day 103

    February 11, 2018

    [Act 4:1-22 RSV] 1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sad'ducees came upon them, 2 annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the morrow, for it was already evening. 4 But many...

  • Feb10Sat

    February 10 Day 102

    February 10, 2018

    [Act 3:1-26 RSV] 1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at that gate of the temple which is called Beautiful to ask alms of those who entered the temple. 3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked for alms. 4...

  • Feb9Fri

    February 9 Day 100

    February 9, 2018

    [Act 2:14-47 RSV] 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day; 16 but this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 'And...

Reading Through the Bible

Celebration of the 500 year anniversary of the reformation

We are reading through the Bible in order to celebrate the anniversary of the reformation, we would invite you to join us where ever we are, or you could just start reading daily.  Remember Luther wanted to get Scripture into the hand of everyone so they would grow to know God better.  Join us!