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13 October 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s reading, we begin our study of Second Thessalonians. Paul wrote this letter to the congregation in Thessalonica a few months after the first one. He wrote from Corinth […]

12 October 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s Bible reading, we conclude First Thessalonians. As we have seen the Christians in Thessalonica were faithful in the face of persecution. Paul was inspired to write the letter […]

11 October 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading from First Thessalonians contains one of the simplest statements about the Second Coming of the Christ at 4:16-17, For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a […]

10 October 2017 Bible Reading

After leaving Thessalonica, Paul, Silas, and Timothy traveled to Athens by way of Berea. After arriving in Athens, Paul wanted to know how the church in Thessalonica was doing, so […]

9 October 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s reading, we begin our study of First Thessalonians. Paul wrote this to the Thessalonian church from the city of Corinth around AD 51, just a few months after […]

8 October 2017 Bible Reading

Colossians focuses on doctrine and theology. Today, many people want to stay away from these topics and enjoy simpler topics that focus on practical, day-to-day matters. God clearly feels these […]

7 October 2017 Bible Reading

Throughout Colossians, Paul presents Jesus as the center of the universe, both the Creator and the recipient of creation, when He came as a man. Jesus was and is the […]

6 October 2017 Bible Reading

By inspiration, Paul confronted false teachers at Colossae who taught that Jesus was not God. The letter makes it clear that Jesus is God, Creator and Redeemer. Jeremiah 6:15-8:7 15 […]

5 October 2017 Bible Reading

The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write this letter to the Colossian church to address a doctrinal problem. Paul heard some details from Epaphras. Epaphras had come to Rome to […]

4 October 2017 Bible Reading

Paul wrote the letter to the Colossian church in A.D. 60-61 during his first imprisonment in Rome. Jeremiah 2:31-4:18 31 Generation, consider Yahweh’s word. Have I been a wilderness to […]

3 October 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s reading, we begin our study of Jeremiah. The prophet Jeremiah wrote the book during the reign of King Josiah. He is often called the “weeping prophet”. Jeremiah 1:1-2:30 […]

2 October 2017 Bible Reading

The pace and the pressure of life can sometimes rob us of joy. There are moments we find hard to bear. We often search for joy in this present world: […]

1 October 2017 Bible Reading

Philippians contains many familiar verses: “He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6), “To live is Christ and to […]

30 September 2017 Bible Reading

Paul did not write Philippians in response to a crisis, as with Galatians and Colossians. Instead, he wrote to express appreciation for the Philippian believers. More than any other church, […]

29 September 2017 Bible Reading

In today’s Bible reading, we begin studying Philippians. Paul spent about three months in Philippi during his second missionary journey. During this first stay in Philippi Paul brought the gospel […]

28 September 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading from Ephesians 6 instructs believers to prepare for spiritual battle by dressing in the “full armor of God” (6:11). Prayer is the key weapon of the Christian soldier. […]