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 By Kim Barker    Local    October 22, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will read the Gospel of John this week. John begins verse 1 by stating “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John writes to establish that Jesus is the Messiah, the One who was promised in prophecy,...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    October 15, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will finish Jeremiah (30-52) and read Lamentations. Jeremiah was a prophet of God for almost 40 years, through the reign of five different kings. True prophets spoke the words God gave them to speak. There were also false prophets who...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    October 8, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Jeremiah was a prophet during the time of several of the kings mentioned in Kings and Chronicles. He lived during the reigns of Josiah, Jehoiakim and Zedekiah, and spoke the words of the Lord warning the people of tragedies to come if they did not...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    October 1, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Luke is our reading this week. Luke wrote both Luke and Acts. If we finish Luke and go right into Acts, it reads like a continuous story. The resurrection of Jesus, His appearance to about 500 people over the next 40 days, His ascension, and the...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    September 24, 2021

Let's read the Bible

The book of Mark is all action. Jesus is teaching; healing the blind, the deaf, the crippled; and raising the dead. He is challenged by the groups with power who don’t want anything to change. Every encounter is a time for teaching. Jesus has an...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    September 17, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Isaiah chapters 36 through 66 is very similar to the first 35 chapters. The Israelites have times when they do well, and times when they turn away from righteousness. The prophets warn them over and over, and it happens anyway. Isaiah has some...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    September 10, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read chapters 1-35 of the book of Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet during the reign of four different kings we read about in Chronicles. He reminded them over and over about their disobedience and God’s wrath. He also reminded them of...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    September 3, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We began reading through the Bible in January with the purpose of reading the entire Bible in a year. Another purpose is to read the Bible FOR a year. To that end before we finish the year we will read all of the Old Testament once, and read through...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    August 27, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Solomon is known as the wisest man who has ever lived. The book of Proverbs is about his wisdom. The first few chapters are about wisdom, knowledge and understanding. A person can have knowledge about specific things and still lack wisdom or...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    August 20, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read about three people who accomplished great things for the nation of Israel. Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther each served God and His people. They were people of extraordinary will, determination, and courage, each facing danger and...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    August 13, 2021

Let's read the Bible

We will finish the Book of Psalms this week by reading chapters 101 through 150. Some of these remind us of the history of God’s people coming out of Egypt. Some are prayers of request or praise. Some are songs of praise and thanksgiving. Psalms te...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    August 6, 2021

Let's read the Bible

Second Chronicles continues the history of the kings of Judah. It begins with Solomon and details the building and dedication of the temple. Solomon’s wisdom was known throughout the world, the Queen of Sheba came just to see if the stories about...

 
 By Kim Barker    Local    July 30, 2021

Let's read the Bible

This week we will read I Chronicles. This book begins with genealogies tracing all the way back to Adam. Most of the men we have read about can be found here. Genealogy was important to people at the time Jesus lived. Combining the genealogy from...

 
 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...

 

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