Thursday, March 29, 2012

Timeline Tuesday: The Epistle of James

James is one of my favorite New Testament books! His writing is so spiritual, and yet so practical. It's deep, and yet it deals with hard issues in a simple way. Oh, yes! I love it!

This letter (that's what an epistle is) was probably the earliest of the New Testament books to be written. MacArthur and others place the date between AD 44 and 49,the time that Stephen was martyred (circa AD 44) and the Council of Jerusalem (circa AD 49). Persecution and the scattering of the believers is mentioned immediately by James whereas the important Council meeting recorded in Acts chapter 15 is not. Those bookend experiences help set the date.

James himself is an interesting person to consider. Was he the half-brother of Jesus (the son of Mary and Joseph)? It seems likely. Acts chapter 12 specifically names two men named James. The first is the brother of John that was martyred by Herod (v. 2) so that particular James (one of the fishermen-disciples: Peter, Andrew, James, and John) probably could not be the author of the book. The second is someone in authority to whom Peter was to report after being freed from prison by an angel (v. 17). This second James was the pastor of the church at Jerusalem. It makes sense that Pastor James would be the author as this letter seems to be written by an under-shepherd concerned for his scattered flock. Besides the fisherman-disciple James, the son of Mary and Joseph fits the profile much better than James the Less or James, the father of Judas (not Iscariot), which are the only other men by the name mentioned in New Testament Scripture. By process of elimination most scholars believe the author to be Jesus' half-brother.

We know from the gospels that the brothers and sisters of Jesus did not believe him to be the Messiah during the years of His ministry. What changed James' mind? The Resurrection would be powerful proof that Big Brother is who He says He is! We're told in I Corinthians 15:7 that Jesus appeared to a man named James, presumably the one that everyone recognized as the Jerusalem pastor.

On a personal note, I am touched by the love of Jesus for his earthly siblings. They thought He was crazy when he was publicly picking fights with the religious and political leaders. At least once they tried to quietly talk him into coming home with them. One can almost feel their embarrassment caused by this "odd" brother. (Something to think about: their family's "black sheep" was actually the pure Lamb of God.) After the Resurrection Jesus sought them out and forgave them of their sins. Two of them - James and Jude - were privileged to have their letters preserved as scripture. I'm so glad Jesus forgave them and changed them into outspoken representatives themselves. Like them, I have a Big Brother who intercedes to our Father on my behalf even though I also don't deserve to receive family status.

Enjoy the book! And join me, if you can, in memorizing portions of it.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Memory Monday: Verses for this Week

I apologize for the lateness of this post. The plan was to resume a normal schedule after our Missouri trip but when we returned home we found that our Internet was down and not able to be repaired for a couple of days.

All of the verses for this week are taken from the epistle of James.
  • James 1:2-12 (any or all of them!)
  • James 1:13-15
  • James 1:17
  • James 1:19
  • James 1:22
  • James 1:26
  • James 1:27
(I suggest memorizing chapter 1 completely, if possible! This might be my next personal assignment.)
  • James 2:17-20
  • James 3:5-6
  • James 3:17-18
  • James 4:7-8
  • James 4:14
  • James 5:13-16
  • James 5:19-20

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bible Reading Schedule: March 26 - April 1, 2012

March 26 -April 1, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012
Numbers 15, 16
Acts 11, 12

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Numbers 17-19
James 1

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Numbers 20, 21
James 2, 3

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Numbers 22, 23
James 4, 5

Friday, March 30, 2012
Numbers 24-26
Acts 13

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Numbers 27-29
Acts 14

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Attend church!
Catch up any readings that were missed.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Free Friday: Basketball Nationals

We're at the NCHBC tournament in Springfield, MO this week. It has been a great experience for The Bear, Pastor Dad, and myself but a week filled with ups and downs. The games they win are exhilerating! The games they lose are excruciating. The same ups and downs are attacking our own personal emotions. It's The Bear's first time to be here and it's The Bear's last time to be here. He decided awhile ago that he's retiring the basketball shoes after his junior year in order to use his senior year for other pursuits. So while we are glad to be part of this wonderful homeschool experience we see the door of the past closing behind us and the door of the future opening before us. But for now, we're enjoying the week! And really, people, it's time to stop worrying about the socialization of homeschoolers. :)
Team Spirit

The Bear in the circle prior to the start of a game

Homeschoolers with their heads bowed in prayer. To me this is the most awesome sight of the week!

We took yesterday afternoon to have a bit of fun in Ozark, MO at the Lambert's Restaurant. If you've never been to a Lambert's the best way I can describe it is that it's like a Cracker Barrel on steroids! The decor is similar, as is the fine country cooking, but watch out for those rolls whizzing past your head! Better yet, catch a few and eat 'em! And they'll stop by the table offering you cooked vegetables not on the menu. Mmm-mmm.

A few happy dudes and dads waiting to be called to dinner

As parents, we decided to play a prank on the players. Their coach took them to the parking lot for a bit of "practice" to help pass the hour wait for our table. Was the coach in on the prank? We'll never tell! :)

After several minutes (a delay was encountered when one lid held massive amounts of tape!) we attacked with cans of Silly String.

String clean-up occurred, and it was back to basketball as usual like nothing had ever happened.  :)

Most of America is engrossed in March Madness, as are we, but this young man is definitely my favorite player on any court, at any level, anywhere!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom: Learning A Lesson About Fear From Pepper

Our dog, Pepper, doesn't "speak" in the usual doggy way, meaning that we can't get her to bark on command. Who am I kidding? We can't get her to not bark on command either. And yet, God used Pepper to speak to me last week.

Pepper has a fear of thunderstorms. She desperately searches for places to hide or finds someone to hold her while she shakes uncontrollably. Neither hiding nor holding provides her much comfort, but it's all she knows. And being a dog, any attempt to reason with her is useless, although I do the best I can when circumstances demand it.

One morning as I sat on the couch reading I suddenly found myself holding the shaking Pepper whose alert canine ears heard the approaching thunderstorm moments before the tell-tale bass-throated rumbles reached my inferior human ones. She laid her head on my chest, her eyes pleading with me for comfort.

"It's okay, Pepper," I soothed. "It will soon be over. I know you don't understand what's going on, but it won't be as bad as you think. And I'm here."

About that time I felt an uncomfortable stirring in my soul. I have things that I fear, too. It isn't the storms supplied by the weather that frighten me as much as the storms of life.

Just like Pepper has a master that helps her through chaotic weather I have a Master who helps me survive the upsets of my life. At the moment that I was mouthing words of consolation to my dog I felt as though my Master was saying the same thing to me, "It's okay, daughter. It will soon be over. I know you don't understand what's going on, but it won't be as bad as you think. And I'm here," as He held me near His heart and looked into my pleading eyes.

My Master understands what I don't. He knows that nothing I encounter is ever quite as bad as I think it is and He is always there to help me through any difficult situation. I'm sorry Pepper had to be frightened by another thunderstorm but glad that He used her fear to speak to me about my own.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday Timeline: The Book of Numbers

The Children of Israel camped around Mount Sinai for over a year while God endeavored to change them from an extended family looking backward toward Egypt and the people who held them in bondage into a nation looking forward toward the Promised Land where the holy God Jehovah would grant them freedom. Funny thing about freedom: it doesn't mean freedom to do whatever the individual desires. It means order, decency, and following righteous standards. Only by obeying the directions established by God would they be truly free. Otherwise, they would become enslaved by the same wickedness and diseases endured by the nations that God was removing from Canaan while installing the Israelites in their place.

The book opens with a census. That's how this particular book of the Pentateuch received its name. There are several sub-census passages as well that dealt with assignments for the different Levitical family branches. There was much work to be done and God organized and delegated responsibility over each detail. God is not the author of confusion but of order (I Corinthians 14:33,40)! These were the reason for the year's stay at Sinai. They needed to be educated in God's school of order and decency.

While still at Sinai the Israelites celebrated their first Passover in the wilderness. Then after receiving further instructions they departed from Mount Sinai and began the last leg of their journey.

Things went downhill from there. God tested them several times to see if they would obey Him. They did not. Almost everyone failed one test or another: the people, Miriam and Aaron, 10 of the 12 spies, Korah and his family (of the Levitical tribe), and even Moses himself.

These failures lead to various punishments, all of which proved that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23a). Everyone who willfully disobeyed died. This lead to a second census in the book, the one taken of the children that had reached adulthood during the years of wilderness wanderings. Even Mose was forced by his own sin to make preparations for transferring leadership to Joshua, one of only two spies that passed his test when sent to reconnoiter the land and its inhabitants, as Moses would not be allowed to cross the Jordan River into the Promised Land.

Therefore, the events at the beginning of Numbers happened at Mount Sinai one year after the Exodus from Egypt. The events at the end of the book happen about 39 years later as the younger generation prepared to inherit the land that God promised their progenitor, Abraham, almost 400 years earlier.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Memory Monday: Verses from Acts and Numbers

Acts is such an interesting book to read. The sermons preached by Peter and Stephen are especially powerful and quite timely immediately following the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. They are quite timely today, too, but I won't ask you to memorize them.  :)

Here are a few verses that you might already know but see if you can take a few of the more familiar ones and connect them with a few unfamiliar ones to make small passages.

  • For instance, you probably already know Acts 1:8 and Acts 1:11. Now see if you can add verses 9 and 10 so that you can say Acts 1:8-11.
  • Acts 2:22-24. This is a great passage to memorize during this Easter season!
  • Acts 3:19
  • Acts 5:29-32
  • Acts 10:34, 35
And here are a few scriptures from the Old Testament:
  • Numbers 13:17-18
  • Numbers 14:8

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bible Reading Schedule: March 19-25, 2012

March 19-25, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012
Numbers 1-3
Acts 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Numbers 4, 5
Acts 2, 3

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Numbers 6, 7
Acts 4, 5

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Numbers 8, 9
Acts 6, 7

Friday, March 23, 2012
Numbers 10-12
Acts 8

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Numbers 13, 14
Acts 9, 10

Sunday, March 25, 2012
Attend church!
Catch up any readings that were missed.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday: Grandchildren Fun, Part 2

(Part 1 is found here.)

After everyone finished riding their bikes (or "Freddy," as the original owner of that Little Tikes orange-haired "thing" that Lili was riding - picture can be seen in above link - was named by Lulu many years ago) they went to the backyard to swing and slide before Fen had to leave.

A very laid back Lili

Sweet Pea and Polly swinging

Sweet Pea is big enough to push herself now!

Fen belly surfing on the slide

Tigger getting ready to hit the slide waves

Pepper enjoyed playing outside with the children, too.
The next day it was raining so the girls decided to watch a movie in the morning while curled up in a chair or on the couch with a blanket for each. That's a wooden train track that Fen and I built the day before on the floor below them. They played with it for a while during their visit.

In the afternoon they had a tea party. I wear hats a lot so the girls borrowed some in order to be properly dressed for the occasion. They used my toy china tea set that I got as a Christmas gift many years ago from my own grandparents. I'm happy that I saved it (and that only 1 piece was ever broken and mended) so that my grandchildren can also enjoy it. They gave each other (and me) nicknames, but I won't tell you the given names because it would provide too much information. Instead, I'll just tell the titles they bestowed upon each other.  :)

The Duchess

The Lady

The Princess (I'm sure you're all shocked by this. Every generation has one. Lol!)

And the Guest-of-honor
Their "guest-of-honor" really wasn't too thrilled with the proceedings but she tolerated them as long as we kept her well supplied with food.   :)

I was dubbed the lady in waiting, which was appropriate because that's exactly what I was doing!

The Princess and the Lady having another cup.

Tea set in original box. It has a rainy day theme which was appropriate!
We had a wonderful visit and all were sorry when they had to leave to go to a friend's house so that I could go to church to do my job. Our playtime was over much too soon!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom: When Real Life Mimics Jesus' Parables

This past weekend the Bible reading schedule (which can be found at the tab above) found us reading three parables in Luke chapter 15: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. Jesus told these three parables as a means of getting across one message about rejoicing when the valuable lost is found. I wish to tell you three parables (actually, real stories) about something or someone lost.

Parable 1
See the picture of the bank envelope above? It once held cash that we received from our bank. Specifically, it held several $20 bills that The Bear needed to pay for his expenses while traveling to a distant tournament with his basketball team over Christmas break. I handed him the envelope on the way to meet his ride. We made one stop along the way at a sandwich shop to buy lunch.

Thirty minutes later we met his team at the designated meeting place. When the Bear got out of the car he decided to look through his bags one last time to make certain that he had everything he needed. He didn't. The money envelope was gone!

Need I describe the panic in those moments? Probably not. We unpacked everything. We almost turned the car upside down during the search, but it had disappeared.

His coach was anxious to get on the road but The Bear couldn't leave without money so we made arrangements to meet them a few minutes after going to a distant bank branch for more money. A very distraught and embarrassed Bear then left on the trip with his team while Pastor Dad and I made the journey home.

We decided to call the sandwich shop to ask if they had found the envelope in the store. Funny thing, though. I couldn't find the receipt! Evidently it had been tossed out with the sandwich remnants during the frantic search through luggage and car.

As foolish as it sounds, we drove back to the sandwich shop anyway. By this time over 90 minutes had passed since we had been there with The Bear. As we drove into the parking lot my eye caught sight of the envelope lying in the parking lot right in front of the restaurant door. Anyone that had gone into that sandwich shop or the barber shop next door had walked past it without bothering to pick it up. Needless to say, we were overjoyed at finding our lost money!

Parable 2
The first Sunday in March one of the ladies from our church had a flat tire in the afternoon on a busy viaduct with very little emergency pull off shoulder. She was concerned about her safety as she sat there barely off the road while the traffic rushed past at moderately high speed. That night she told me about her scary adventure.

We were in the nursery together the following Wednesday night. She told me that the day after the tire blowout she realized that she had lost her wedding ring. It had not been found even though she had searched her car, clothing, and personal belongings. She was understandably upset. There wasn't much I could do except to ask a few questions to help jog her memory of the events of that day. She remembered the last time she could verify having it on her finger but from that point forward her memory was not clear.

I began praying that Wednesday evening that she would find her ring. I asked her this past Sunday if she had found it. Her dejected "No" made me sad, both because she hadn't found it and because I had reminded her of the empty space on her finger. I told her I wouldn't ask again but that if she found it I would like to know. Yesterday I received the phone call from one very excited lady telling me that she had unexpectedly come across her ring in the bottom of a bag! I was happy but she was elated!

Parable 3
At the beginning of the year those of us who asked for them received index cards containing the names of teenagers that have attended our evangelistic outreach at least once this year. I don't know all of these young people because I work in a separate area of the building each Wednesday when these services are held, but I am acquainted with a few of the teens whose names are on my card. It is a little harder to pray for those that I don't know because their spiritual needs are unknown to me but the fact that the Lord knows their circumstances is enough.

A few weeks ago we had a workers' meeting which I attended because I am a van captain. This meeting concerned teens that were disruptive and would no longer be allowed to attend due to their behavior, some of which crossed the line into criminal. That's no exaggeration. I was saddened to see that the name of one of the boys on my prayer list is also on the expelled list. I was even more saddened to hear that he is one of the ringleaders.

So what does this third story have to do with the parables that Jesus told? Well, these days I'm feeling a tiny bit like the man who stood watching the road for a wayward boy who needed to repent. As happy as I am to have found that lost money envelope and to have a friend find her lost wedding ring these pale to insignificance to this lost young man that needs to be found so I'm praying. . . and I'm waiting on the Lord. He's the only one who can make valuable lost souls be found.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Timeline Tuesday: The Acts of the Apostles

Early next week we will begin reading two new books on the same day: Numbers in the Old Testament and Acts in the New Testament. We'll discuss Numbers next week. Today let's look at a brief preview of the Acts of the Apostles.

Luke, the beloved physician, was the author of two New Testament books, Luke and Acts.When we have finished our reading of the Gospel According to Luke later this week we will have completed all 4 gospel accounts. We'll transition from Luke's first book into his second, both of which were addressed to the same man by the name of Theophilus. Luke's first book, the gospel account, was written about the acts of Jesus. His second book was written to tell of the acts of the apostles following Jesus' Ascension.

As far as chronology, Acts most probably was not one of the earliest New Testament books written, but I have made it the historical skeleton upon which to hang the epistles that follow. I find that having the reading of the epistles inserted into its framework helps me study the background within the context better. I hope it will help you as well but be forewarned that we will be jumping about a bit in our New Testament study! We will not actually finish reading the book until the last week of June.

The book of Acts was probably written before several important events including the Fall of Jerusalem in AD 70; the death by martyrdom of James, the half-brother of Jesus and the pastor of the church at Jerusalem, in AD 62 (according to Josephus); and the death of the Apostle Paul but it encompasses several years, including the missionary journeys.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Memory Monday: More Verses from the Gospel According to Luke

Luke's gospel is so beautiful that I wish I could memorize the whole thing! It is so hard to pick verses and passages to list but I did anyway. Here are just a few:
  • Luke 17:3-4
  • Luke 17: 5-6 (or perhaps it would be appropriate to do 17:3-6)
  • Luke 18:9-14 - the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican
  • Luke 18:16-17
  • Luke 19:10
  • Luke 20:17-18
  • Luke 24:1-9
  • Luke 27:44-48
Do you have any memory verse favorites from the book of Luke that I've neglected to mention? Please share them with me.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bible Reading Schedule: March 12-18, 2012

March 12-18, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012
Leviticus 12-14
Luke 17

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Leviticus 15, 16
Luke 18, 19

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Leviticus 17-19
Luke 20

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Leviticus 20-22
Luke 21

Friday, March 16, 2012
Leviticus 23-25
Luke 22

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Leviticus 26, 27
Luke 23, 24

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Attend church!
Catch up any readings that were missed.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday: Grandchildren Fun, Part 1

One day last week a little boy arrived at my house around 8 a.m. expecting his cousins to be there. Was he ever disappointed (and a grouch) when I told him that they wouldn't arrive until mid-afternoon! As the day dragged on, the usual playmate (that would be me) didn't satisfy, and the usual toys didn't either. Notice the rather bored expression below.

Hours passed; life went on; chores were completed. That's when Fen commandeered my empty laundry basket for his own use. Hmm. What can a bored little boy do with his Gram's laundry basket?

Pretend to be a turtle! Sometimes he would poke his head out of his "shell" but most of the time he'd keep everything tucked inside and peak at me through it.

Later, the girls arrived and the fun began! Notice that they are wearing the shirts I made them. Click here to see pictures of the shirts without the owners. I know you can't tell which is which from this photo. Did you correctly guess which girl is Superstar, Sassy, Diva, or Huggable? Here's a clue: that's Sassy holding Huggable.  :)

Miss Diva Sweet Pea had a new birthday bike she was wanting to ride so everyone headed outside to enjoy a beautiful pre-Spring day. All the granchildren had a ride, including Little Lili.  :)

Birthday Girl and birthday bike

A happy Fen riding bikes, er "trike" with his cousins

Big sister Tigger showing little sister Sweet Pea how it's done

Polly is getting too big for the bike she got for her 5th birthday!

Um, Gram? This ride of mine doesn't seem to be taking me anywhere!

Tigger taking the time to help Fen with his ride

Next week I'll post pictures of the rest of the girls' visit.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday's Tune-Up: The Journey is as Important as the Destination

Mapping out the route for a trip is as necessary as knowing where you want to be when you arrive. There are some places you might wish to avoid along the way even if they are the shortest distance to the desired location. Conversely, there might be some things that you wish to experience along the way even if it means slower results.

Goal setting is very similar. Whenever we make goals it is because we have a set outcome in mind. This is a good thing, but it is not the only thing. The steps we utilize to get there are also important. As is often quoted, "The end does not justify the means."

It isn't enough to want to lose weight. The program you follow to get there should be somewhat enjoyable and it should definitely be healthy. Starvation can cause rapid weight loss but it is hardly the route anyone should take to meet the goal.

It isn't enough to want to participate in more recreational activities. Reorganizing leisure time so what you have might be used for new activities can be helpful. Quitting gainful employment in order to spend each day riding bike trails is probably not a good idea.

We all know these things, you say, and that's probably true. Funny that what we know about travel, weight loss, and leisure doesn't always translate into another one of our yearly goals, that of reading the Bible! Here's one of those journey/destination conundrums relating to it:

It isn't enough to want to read through the Bible in a year's time. Incorporating God's teachings into your life and allowing them to mold you into the image of Christ is the proper technique. Reading for the sake of putting check marks on a schedule is not.

Prayerfully look over your goals and map out the route to achieve them. Make the journey as important as the final destination!

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers* only, deceiving your own selves.      James 1:22 (KJV)

*Since many of us have our own copies of the Word of God and most did not in the time of James because the canon was not complete "hearers" would include "readers" as well.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday's Wisdom: Roller Coaster Bible Reading

The title was not intended to mislead anyone into thinking that I read my Bible while riding roller coasters. I've been known to pray fervently while on a few of the wilder ones but never have I sat quietly reading while riding.  :)

No, what I meant by the title is that there are times when I read a passage of scripture that just makes me so sad only to immediately read one that makes me happy because it shows the solution to the problem encountered in the earlier passage. For instance, last week I read Exodus chapter 32, the chapter where the Children of Israel as led by Aaron, made the golden calf and worshipped it. Moses had to intercede for the people so that they would be saved from the wrath of God and then punctuated the seriousness of the situation by physically breaking the tablets of stone that held the 10 Commandments written by the hand of God. How depressing!

I then turned over to the New Testament passage, Luke 2, and read the well-beloved chapter that details the birth of Jesus. It also had several references in it about the Law of God. Verses 22-24 describes the steps Mary and Joseph took to keep the law as it was given to Moses. Verses 29-35 are the testimony of Simeon where he called the infant "thy [God's] salvation," or the required intercessor. Verses 36-38 tell of the aged Anna who told all that would listen that this small child was their redemption, or the One who could pay the penalty of those who could not keep the Law. Verse 39 tells that Mary and Joseph completed everything according to the law of the Lord before returning to their home in Nazareth where they would raise the child. What a wonderful, contrasting chapter!

The scriptures are one story. Man cannot satisfy the Law of God so Jesus came to satisfy it for him.

What a roller coaster ride! What a Savior!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Timeline Tuesday: Looking at Leviticus
As far as the timeline goes, we're still in the period of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. When we finished our reading of the book of Exodus the Children of Israel were camped near Mount Sinai where they received the Ten Commandments directly written by the hand of God, patterns for the tabernacle, and directions for the garments for the priesthood of Aaron and his sons. The book ends with the furniture, textile items, and perfume compounds being completed by a few skillful men and women who followed the directions so precisely that Moses - and more importantly God - was pleased.

Leviticus continues where Exodus ended. The Children of Israel were still encamped at Sinai. We are later told (in Numbers) that they spent a year there so add a year to the timeline past the date of the Exodus to accurately pinpoint the events of this book.

Leviticus is primarily God's directions to the Levitical priests for feasts (or holy days) and offerings. Each feast and offering ultimately pointed to the Messiah. This book was God's manual teaching former slaves how to become priests unto God just as Jesus is our manual teaching us, former slaves to sin, how to become priests unto God.

The feasts were:
  • Passover
  • Unleavened bread
  • First fruits
  • Pentecost
  • Trumpets
  • Atonement
  • Tabernacles
The offerings were:
  • Burnt offering
  • Meal offering
  • Peace offering
  • Sin offering
  • Trespass offering

Jesus said that the Law and the Prophets all taught of Him. Read carefully and note how He would fulfil each.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Memory Monday: A Few More Memory Verses for March

This week we will continue reading the New Testament book of Luke and will begin reading the Old Testament book of Leviticus. I didn't put any Old Testament scriptures on my list for this week but here are a few from the New Testament. I am going to be working on the four-verse passage.

  • Luke 9:23, or
  • Luke 9:23-26
  • Luke 14:34
  • Luke 15:4, 5
  • Luke 15:21
Remember to review regularly the verses you've memorized so far. I've written mine on index cards and practice them often as I go about my day.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bible Reading Schedule for March 5-11, 2012

March 5-11, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012
Exodus 39, 40
Luke 8

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Leviticus 1-3
Luke 9

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Leviticus 4, 5
Luke 10, 11

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Leviticus 6, 7
Luke 12

Friday, March 9, 2012
Leviticus 8, 9
Luke 13, 14

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Leviticus 10, 11
Luke 15, 16

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Attend church!
Catch up any readings that were missed.