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 By Kim Barker    Local    July 23, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will go back to Psalms and read chapters 51 through 100. Some of these were written by David, some by others. They are songs and prayers from the heart. Joy and rejoicing are mentioned many times. Asking God to “hear my prayer” is...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    July 16, 2021

Week 28. 2 Kings

This week we will read 2 Kings, more history of the kings of Israel and Judah. Most of these kings did evil in the sight of the Lord. Most worshiped idols and led the people away from God. Most of the ones who were more faithful failed to get rid of...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    July 2, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Psalms are sacred songs, poetry for many occasions. Psalms 1-50 is our reading this week. Many of the Psalms were written by David. He wrote in times of praise, sorrow, desperation, and devotion. We can relate to these words today when we need...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    June 25, 2021

Let's read the Bible

2 Samuel tells the story of the reign of King David. David is known as the man after God’s own heart. Throughout his reign David sought the counsel of God before he went into battle. He followed God’s plan into battle and came away victorious...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    June 18, 2021

Let's read the Bible

I Samuel reads like an action novel. It tells the story of Hannah giving her son Samuel to be a priest. Samuel does all that God commands him to do in appointing Saul to be the first king over Israel. It seems Saul spends most of his time fighting...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    June 11, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will finish the book of Job, chapters 32-42, and also read Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon this week. These are all considered to be books of poetry. The story of Job is of a righteous man being tested by Satan and remaining faithful to God...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    May 28, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Judges and Ruth are on tap for this week. These are two of the twelve books of history in the Old Testament. The Israelites are now in the promised land although there are still people to conquer and areas to be settled. Moses warned them before...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    May 21, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will finish the New Testament this week by reading I, II, and III John, Jude, and Revelation. Revelation is probably the most misunderstood book of the Bible. It is written in an apocalyptic style that we are not used to reading anywhere else,...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    May 14, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we go back to the Old Testament and read the book of Joshua. Joshua became the leader of Israel after the death of Moses. Finally, the journey is nearing the end. The Israelites left Egypt by crossing the Red Sea on dry land and they enter...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    May 7, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read the books of Hebrews, James, and First and Second Peter. Hebrews is written at least in part to establish that Christ is superior to the angels and to the old Law. Christ as a priest is superior to the priesthood of the Old Law...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 30, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Paul’s letters were written to encourage first century Christians and to solve problems in new churches. This week we will read Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. These are all pretty...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 23, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Deuteronomy means repetition, Moses is reminding the Israelites to keep the law as they prepare to enter Canaan. This week we will finish the books written by Moses by reading Deuteronomy 18-34. It has been a long journey from slavery in Egypt to...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 16, 2021

Let's read the Bible

“You shall bless the Lord your God for the gift of good land which He has given you.” Deuteronomy 8:10. Deuteronomy, chapters 1-17, is our Bible reading this week. Moses is giving instructions to the Israelites as they are about to enter Canaan....

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 9, 2021

Let's read the Bible

The Apostle Paul’s letters were usually written to churches to address problems and to encourage Christians. This week we will read First and Second Corinthians. Most of these early churches were made up of former Jews and people from every pagan...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    April 2, 2021

Let's read the Bible

So far, we have read most of the Law of Moses in the Old Testament. This week we will read the Books of Romans and Galatians. The apostle Paul wrote both of these books. These were written to Christians, most of whom would have been raised under...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    March 26, 2021

Let's Read the Bible

This week we will finish the book of Numbers, chapters 19-36. Numbers tells of taking a census early in the wilderness and again years later after many had perished from their disobedience. The tribes of Israel were each numbered separately for the...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    March 19, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Last week we read the book of Acts about the establishment of Christ’s church, and the spreading of the good news throughout the world. The miraculous works of God were evident in accomplishing His purposes. This week we will read Numbers 1-18....

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    March 12, 2021

Let's read the Bible

The book of Acts is our next week’s reading. Luke wrote the gospel of Luke and Acts. Luke ended with Jesus appearing to people after His resurrection. Acts begins with Jesus appearing to His apostles and instructing them to wait in Jerusalem for...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    March 5, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Leviticus is next on the list for us to read this week. Leviticus, written by Moses, is part of the law given to him on Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments. The first few chapters give details about how sacrifices were to be made, what they were to b...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    February 26, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read the book of John. The gospel of John is written from a different perspective than Luke. Luke reveals many of Jesus’ miracles and His encounters with the Pharisees and his teaching through parables. John’s focus is more on...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    February 19, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will go back to the New Testament and read the book of Luke. Luke wrote the book of Luke and the book of Acts. Luke states in Chapter One that he has investigated so we might know the exact truth of what we have been taught. In Acts 1...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    February 12, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will finish Exodus, reading chapters 22-40. The middle chapters of Exodus tell of Moses receiving the law from God on the mountain. We usually think of the law as the Ten Commandments, but it was so much more. There were laws about...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    February 5, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will go back to the Old Testament and read the first 21 chapters of Exodus. At the end of Genesis Jacob and his sons were reunited with Joseph in Egypt. Jacob and his sons came to Egypt during a famine in search of grain and offered them...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 29, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read the book of Mark. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all tell the events of Jesus life. All tell of His teaching and miracles, and His life, death and resurrection. Matthew began with His genealogy and John the Baptist. Genesis began...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    January 22, 2021

Let's read the Bible

The last two weeks we read the book of Genesis. This week we will skip ahead to the book of Matthew in the New Testament. Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus, so we see names familiar from Genesis: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Judah. Then we...

 

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