Can you believe it. The last session? Wow. I have enjoyed this journey with you. I don’t know about you, but I do plan on reading through my Bible at least 2 or 3 times in a year. Now that I know I can do it more than once a year, I will make this a priority in my life. Plus, I do love listening to it as well.
So, let’s get to it…shall we?
This week’s reading schedule:
- Day 85 Hebrews 1:1 – James 3:12
- Day 86 James 3:13 – 3 John 14
- Day 87 Jude 1 – Revelation 17:18
- Day 88 Revelation 18:1 – Revelation 22:21
From Children’s Letters to God:
Dear God, who draws the lines around the countries? – Nan
Dear God, I bet it is hard for you to love all the people in the world. There are only four people in my family and I could never do it. – James
Dear God, we read that Thomas Edison invented light. But in Sunday School, we learned that you did it. So I guess he stole the idea from you. – Donna
Dear God, I didn’t think that orange went with purple until I saw the sunset on Thursday. That was cool. – Eugene
Dear God, thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy. – Joyce
Are you getting out of the reading what you expected? If so, what are you getting out of it? If not, what had you hoped for and what are you getting instead?
1. After Stephen is stoned, the church is persecuted and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria (Acts 8;1). Is there any upside to this tragedy? What are other examples from your New Testament reading where adversity leads to comparable consequences?
Do you feel that your reading has more thoroughly equipped you for your service for the Lord?
Books you’ll encounter this week:
Hebrews – In this letter to the Hebrews, Christ is explained against the backdrop of the Old Testament. The author of this letter is unknown.
James – James is a half-brother of Jesus. His message here is to submit to God in humility. This book is a call to action, with James asserting a person is justified by what he does and not faith alone.
1 Peter – The apostle Peter writes on being holy, submitting to others and living for God.
2 Peter – Peter reminds Christians that he writes as a witness of Christ’s life and he encourages all to actively develop a number of Christian qualities as byproducts of our faith.
1 John – Echoing Peter, the apostle John proclaims that he writes as one who witnessed Christ’s life. John encourages readers to walk in the light, love one another and fear not, because perfect love drives out fear.
2 John– The Spostle tells readers to love one another, but to be wary of those who do not bring the teaching of Christ.
3 John– John encourages his friend Gaius to walk in truth and protect himself from evil.
Jude – A half brother of Jesus, Jude calls on believers to build themselves p and persevere in the faith. (I love verse 22 KJV And of some have compassion, making a difference – compassion, nothing like it.)
Revelation – The Apostle John’s apocalyptic vision is a fantastic end to an extraordinary journey through the Bible. Like the rest of the Bible, reading Revelation once is a good start, but further reading and study are necessary to begin grasping its complex and layered message.
WOW – whahoooo… celebrating the completion of our journey. I have a few final things:
How did this impact your life?
Will you recommend that others do it?
If you haven’t finished reading yet, do you plan on finishing?
Is there something you are chaning in your life as a result of reading all of the Bible?
What is next for you? Do you have questions for further study? Take a moment and jot down some things that are next for you. Also, you’ll find “Next Steps” suggestions at www.biblein90days.org check them out.
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This Weeks Study Guide: Week 13: John There is good stuff here, don’t pass this by!
Here is the audio lesson . (You’ll need to log in!)
Please listen the lessons. I have the dvd’s but can’t post them here…copyright rules. We can discuss what you heard here as well. Listen while you cook, clean or are just taking time to enjoy this journey. I hope you’ll take advantage of this free resource. Listen towards the end of the 7 day time frame, as THIS would be what we would be watching/discussing if we were to be meeting weekly.
As of this writing, I’m not going to finish in 90 days. But I will finish, as I do not give up so easily. I have notes scribbled all over the place and will go back and get them together and place them in the comment section of each of the sessions.
I will also be reading the study guides and commenting on them as well – so check back often – especially the comment section and see if there has been anything new added.
Thank you for joining me on this wonderful journey throught the Bible. I hope your heart has been touched by it. I hope you’ll start again, as each time you journey through the Bible – the journey is different. That is the coolest thing of all. You get something wonderfully different each time you read.