Daily Readings

Daily Readings – December 2017

This month, we are going to read John’s Gospel. Friday 1st December John 1:1-18 John doesn’t begin his Gospel with stories of babies and mangers and shepherds, but he still begins with Jesus. Read the first verse over, using ‘Jesus’ instead of ‘Word’ and it all becomes clear. When (verse 14) we are told that(…)

Daily Readings – November 2017

This month we are going to work our way through Paul’s Letter to the Romans, in an attempt to grasp some of its most important themes. Wednesday 1st November Romans 1:1-17 Paul begins with a few words of greeting to these Roman Christians (verses 1-7) and a general introduction (verses 8-15) before stating the theme(…)

Daily Readings – October 2017

The Bible is not in chronological order. This sometimes makes it difficult to see how it all fits together. What we are going to do this month, is to give an outline of Bible history, picking out the key people and events. The readings from the Bible are longer than usual but my comments are(…)

Daily Readings – September 2017

This month we continue our readings in the letter to the Hebrews. In contrast to the long readings when we were going through Jeremiah, this month we are looking in close detail at the letter, sometimes reading only a single verse or two verses. This enables us to dig down deeper into the text. Friday(…)

Daily Readings – August 2017

In August we turn back to the New Testament and look at the letter to the Hebrews. Tuesday 1st August Hebrews 1 We don’t know who wrote this letter, it doesn’t say. One tradition says that it was written by the Apostle Paul. In some editions of the Authorised Version of the Bible, the letter(…)

Daily Readings – July 2017

During the month of July, we shall complete our readings in the prophecy of Jeremiah. Then in August we shall turn back to the New Testament and look at the letter to the Hebrews. Saturday 1st July Jeremiah 37:1-10 Nebuchadnezzar had placed Zedekiah, a puppet king, on the throne of Judah. This changed nothing. Everything(…)

Daily Readings – June 2017

During 2015, at the evening services, I preached a series of sermons on the early chapters of the prophecy of Jeremiah. At the end of the series, I said that I would complete Jeremiah in these Easterly Bible readings. We began this series in April. Thursday 1st June Jeremiah 18:11-17 God calls the people to(…)

Daily Readings – May 2017

During 2015, at the evening services, I preached a series of sermons on the early chapters of the prophecy of Jeremiah. At the end of the series, I said that I would complete Jeremiah in these Easterly Bible readings. We began that series last month and continue through May. Monday 1st May Jeremiah 12:1-4 In(…)

Daily Readings – April 2017

During 2015, at the evening services, I preached a series of sermons on the early chapters of the prophecy of Jeremiah. At the end of the series, I said that I would complete Jeremiah in these Easterly Bible readings. However, instead of beginning where I left off, I have decided to do the whole of(…)

Daily Readings – March 2017

During 2016, apart from reading 1 Samuel and Ezra, we spent almost all of our time in the New Testament. This month we turn back to the Old Testament, to read the prophecies of Habakkuk and Zephaniah. Wednesday 1st March Habakkuk 1:1 We know nothing about Habbakuk, except what we find in this letter. We(…)

Daily Readings – February 2017

This month we are going to look at Paul’s letter to the Galatians in our daily Bible readings. We are going to take the whole month to go through the letter, in order to draw out as much of the teaching as possible. Wednesday 1st February Galatians 1 Over the next few days we shall(…)

Daily Readings – January 2017

This month we are going to go through the book of Ezra. Sunday 1st January Ezra 1 To understand this book of Ezra, we have to set it in its historical context. Having chosen Abraham to be the father of a new nation and having made a covenant with him, God promised that he would be(…)