'Bible reading plan' Tagged Posts

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Understanding the Book of Habakkuk

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020) we will be reading the book of Habakkuk, who is a contemporary of Nahum, Zephaniah, and Jeremiah.  This short book teaches us a lot about God through a dialogue between Himself and the prophet.  Habakkuk poses some questions and then God answers them as He explains what He is doing.  The final chapter is prayer of praise of Habakkuk for who God is.  As you read praise…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 1

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1). This week as we read through various parts of the Scriptures, let’s look for Jesus.  See the Word in the Word this week and draw closer to Him.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Dec 1              Malachi 4 Dec 2             Psalms 74, 79 Dec 3             2 Kings 24-25; 2 Chron.…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of November 24

We all face temptation every day.  Even Jesus faced temptations.  In Matthew 4:1-11 when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness He responded with “It is written…”  Then he quoted a passage in Deuteronomy to combat the temptation.  Jesus was able to fight against the temptation to sin because He knew the Word of God.  This week spend time reading, meditating on, and memorizing Scripture so you can fight temptations to sin as well.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of November 17

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God … and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:10-11, 17)  The spiritual armor that we put on protects us from the enemy and we also have an offensive weapon in the Bible.  The “sword” can be used to combat the enemy’s lies with truth.  Take up  your “sword” this week and use it effectively.  On Saturday…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of November 10

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me – put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)  The Bible is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.  Spend time in the Word this…

Understanding the Book of Jeremiah

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Sept – Nov 2019) we will begin reading the book of Jeremiah.   Because it is the longest book (word wise) in the Bible it will take us several weeks to read through it.  Jeremiah’s ministry comes after Zephaniah, and he brings God’s prophetic word to Judah.  “Judgment is one of the all-pervasive themes in Jeremiah’s writings, though he was careful to point out that repentance, if sincere, would postpone the inevitable.”…

Understanding the Book of Zephaniah

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Sept – Nov 2019) we will be reading the book of Zephaniah.  The author announces to Judah God’s approaching judgment.  “Zephaniah’s main theme is the coming of the day of the Lord, when God will severely punish the nations, including apostate. Judah.”  However, there is hope because God is merciful to His people. Here’s a video from the Bible Project that will help you understand the book of Zephaniah better.

Bible Reading Plan for Week of November 3

Too often we need a new way of thinking.  We need to reject the thought pattern of this world and grab hold of the mind of Christ.  How can we do this?  Renew your mind by reading the Bible.  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good, and acceptable, and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)  God’s Word reveals who…

Understanding the Book of Nahum

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Sept – Nov 2019) we will be in the book of Nahum.  This book describes the downfall of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.  After a time of repentance Nineveh’s destruction was temporarily averted (see book of Jonah).  However, they return to their evil ways and God brings about their downfall, which would bring comfort to Judah.  Their downfall serves as an example for other nations as well.  God is sovereign and the…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 27

God wants to equip us for good works and He knows we need correcting and training in order for this to happen.  Therefore, we need to be reading the Bible and allowing Him to mold us and shape us.  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)  Allow the Scriptures to work…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 20

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  As you read this week, allow God to perform surgery on you and remove the sinful thoughts and actions.  May this living book meet you where you are and give you what you need.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 13

“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…