Posts by Jeremy Johns

Posts by Jeremy Johns

Understanding the Book of John (part 1)

Today, we look at Mark 11 and John 12 in our Bible Reading Plan.  The video below recaps John 1-12 and helps you review what we have been learning as we have studied the life of Jesus.  John shows us who Jesus is through several “I am” statements.  Jesus is still “presently” working and He desires that we know Him and make Him known.

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 25

On Sunday, October 25 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Mark 14:27-15:5.  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. What does this passage teach us about the humanity and the divinity…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 18

“Oh how I love your law!  It is my meditation all the day.  Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.  I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.” (Psalm 119:97-99)  May the readings this week focus our attention on God, and may the Bible give us wisdom and understanding as we meditate on it.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 18

On Sunday, October 18 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Luke 22:14-23.  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. Jesus anticipates a kingdom in the future.  What are some characteristics of…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 11

When you read through the Scriptures this week delight in God’s Word and treasure what you are reading.  Think about the truths that are before you.  Allow them to shape and change you.  After reading may we have a deeper relationship with God.  “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.  I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.  I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget…

Understanding the Book of Luke

We have been reading in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) over the course of September and the first week of October.  Today we are reading in Luke 10.  The two videos below will help you review Luke 1-9 and the parallel accounts in the other Gospels, and they will help you prepare for the readings in the coming days. Continue to seek the Lord during these days and expect Him to reveal Himself to you.

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 11

On Sunday, October 11 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Mark 12:13-40.  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. How should we respond to the fact that Scripture is authoritative? What…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 4

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105)  The Bible is very important as it tells us who God is, what He’s like, and how we should respond to Him.  The Scriptures also give us guidance in order to live a life that is pleasing to Him and worthy of Him.  Allow the passages this week in the Bible Reading Plan to help you draw close to God and give you direction…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 4

On Sunday, October 4 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Luke 19:28-48.  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. What is the proper response to Jesus? What are some things we…

Understanding the Book of Matthew (part 2)

The Bible Reading Plan (Sept 2020 – Nov 2020) has us half way through the book of Matthew.  The video below will give you an overview of the second half of the book, Matthew 14-28.  It will help you better understand the book as we continue with the reading plan.  You can check out other videos about books of the Bible and various biblical topics from The Bible Project at their website.

Bible Reading Plan for Week of September 27

James 1:22 states, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  So God does want us to hear the Word, and in order to hear the Word we must be in the Word.  This week read the Word and hear from God.  However, don’t just hear the Word as you read, but also put it into practice.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Sept 27         …

Understanding the Book of Mark

Mark is the second book in the Bible.  It is fast paced with lots of actions.  Several times we see the word “immediately.”  As we read through Mark as a part of the Bible Reading Plan (Sept 2020 – Nov 2020) these videos from the Bible Project may help you understand the book better. Overview of Mark The Gospel According to Mark May God’s Word come alive in us and spur us to action by serving Jesus.