Prayer Points

Daily Readings – September 2018

Bible Readings & Prayer Points In the Old Testament there are five ‘major prophets’: Isaiah to Daniel. There are also twelve ‘minor prophets’: Hosea to Malachi. Over the next couple of months, we are going to look at some of these minor prophets, with the exception of Jonah, Habakkuk, Zephaniah and Malachi, which we have(…)

Daily Readings – August 2018

Wednesday 1st August 1 Timothy 5:17-18 In verse 18 of today’s passage, we have a very important verse which tells us that there are two categories of elder: those who direct the affairs of the church and those whose work is preaching and teaching. In the history of the Church of Scotland, these were referred(…)

Daily Readings – July 2018

In this issue of the Easterly, we are going to look at 1st and 2nd Timothy. In looking at the books which I have not yet covered in these Bible readings, I discovered that I have never done 1 Timothy (although we did have some readings by James Philip on that book in 2014, when(…)

Daily Readings – June 2018

The Book of Revelation is one of the most complicated books in the Bible. It is in ‘picture language’ and is sometimes difficult to understand. Nevertheless, when we probe a little we find a great deal to help us understand what God has planned for his people. Last month we began our readings in Revelation.(…)

Daily Readings – May 2018

Several years ago, at the Midweek Meeting, we had some studies in the Book of Revelation but this final book in the Bible has never been the subject of Sunday sermons or Easterly Bible readings, so we are going to begin to tackle it this month and will continue it next month. Tuesday 1st May(…)

Daily Readings – April 2018

For a number of months, we worked through books in the New Testament in these Bible readings. Then last month, we returned to the Old Testament. This month, we are going to look at significant biblical doctrines, drawn from both Old and New Testaments. Sunday 1st April Genesis 1: God In any study of Christian(…)

Daily Readings – March 2018

Over the past few months we have been in the New Testament in our Bible readings, so this month we return to the Old Testament. We are going to work our way through a short book, the Book of Esther. Thursday 1st March Esther 1:1-4 The story begins in the royal household of Xerxes, King(…)

Daily Readings – February 2018

In our daily Bible readings this month we are going to look in some detail at Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Thursday 1st February Galatians 1:1-5 This letter to the Galatians was probably the first to have been written by Paul. The first Christians were Jews, like Jesus himself. By the time this letter was(…)

Daily Readings – January 2018

This month, we continue our readings in John’s Gospel. Monday 1st January John 10:22-42 In this passage is to be found one of the most important verses for the Christian doctrines of salvation and assurance. Jesus says, ‘I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no-one can snatch them out of my hand’(…)

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(…)