Thursday, February 23, 2012

Yesterday was about Ashes

Yesterday was about Ashes.

Symbols of repentance as in 'sackcloth and ashes' and reminders of mortality as in 'from ashes you have come and to ashes you will return.' Somber stuff.

Today is about good beginnings. Holy habits being established, time alone, time with God.

First steps. Baby steps.

Holy steps toward Easter.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Timberview Bible Reading Plan

Bible Study Questions:

What does it say? Plain and simple - to whom, about what, when, where, why
What does it mean? Do I get it? Anything here I need to look up?
What does it teach? About God (Father/Son/Holy Spirit), humanity, myself, right living?
Is there one of the following? a command to obey - example to follow - error to avoid - promise to claim - lesson to learn?

Timberview Bible Reading Plan - Taste and See: Sampling Scripture for Ten Weeks

To gain a better understanding of the Bible’s grand story, it’s helpful to read through entire chapters and books of Scripture. The plan below only takes about fifteen minutes a day or two hours a week of reading. Don’t limit yourself to only one block a day—read ahead if you want. And if you get behind, don’t give up! Just start again where you last stopped. This reading plan includes entire books or significant portions of books from different time periods and literary genres in the Bible: historical narrative, songs, prophetic messages, travel accounts and personal letters. Don’t feel the need to accomplish an entire week’s reading in one sitting. Pace yourself by reading a little bit each day. To locate various books consult the Table of Contents at the front of your Bible.

__ Week 1: Genesis 1-25
__ Week 2: Exodus 1-20, Ruth
__ Week 3: 1 Samuel 16-31, 2 Samuel 1-7
__ Week 4: Psalm 1-41
__ Week 5: Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah
__ Week 6: Esther, Ezra
__ Week 7: Mark
__ Week 8: Acts 1-12, 1 Peter
__ Week 9: Acts 13-28
__ Week 10: Romans, Ephesians

Let me know how you're doing.