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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 – 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(…)

Daily Readings – December 2016

Bible Readings & Prayer Points Since we celebrate Christmas in December, instead of going through a book of the Bible, we are going to think about Jesus and all the Bible teaches us about him. Then in January, we are going to go through the book of Ezra. Thursday 1st December Luke 1:26-37 We begin(…)

Daily Readings – November 2016

This month we conclude our readings in the Gospel of Luke. We are going to move very slowly through these last chapters of the Gospel because they are very significant, covering Jesus’ arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, resurrection and appearances to his disciples. Tuesday 1st November Luke 22:47-53 We read these verses yesterday noting that Jesus(…)

Daily Readings – October 2016

We continue our Bible readings in Luke’s Gospel this month and will complete these next month. Saturday 1st October Luke 18:9-14 In this parable there are two characters. The first character is a Pharisee, who is very pleased with himself. He is doing everything the law demanded of him (in an outward sense) and he(…)