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Bible Challenge Week 46 November 18th-24th

12ba4fb9-5a18-4263-b078-33c47ce543e3Weekly Word from Bishop Barker for Week 45
November 11th-17th

This week in the Hebrew scriptures we will read from the Book of Amos as well as from Psalms 109-114. In the New Testament we will continue reading on in the Gospel According to Saint Matthew.

I wonder…

– At the beginning of our week (Amos, Chapter 3 vv. 1-8), we hear an echo of the wisdom teachings we read from in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, in a passage which culminates with this resounding question, “The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?”

Is there injustice, sadness or sin evident in your experience right now that calls out for a prophetic word or action? Could it be that God is calling you to prophesy?

– On Tuesday we’ll read Psalm 110. Christians have long taken this psalm as a prophetic text because of it’s celebration of a particularly powerful, mighty and just monarch. What is your favorite religious song or hymn? What message does it contain about the person of Jesus and who he is for you?

– On Wednesday, we will read Saint Matthew’s account of the parable of the sower as an introduction to several parables about the kingdom of heaven. Where in your life do you experience a real foretaste of God’s heavenly kingdom? Can you spend more time this week with the people – or in the places – that bear that gift to you?

 

 

Please consider inviting a friend to join us in our read.

May each and everyone one of us be blessed by the Word this week!

 

In love and Faith –

+ Bishop Barker

 

This week’s readings:

Day 316  – Monday, November 18, 2013
– Amos 3, Psalm 109, Matthew 11
Day 317  – Tuesday, November 19, 2013
– Amos 4, Psalm 110, Matthew 12
Day 318  – Wednesday, November 20 2013
– Amos 5, Psalm 111, Matthew 13
Day 319  – Thursday, November 21, 2013
– Amos 6, Psalm 112, Matthew 14
Day 320  – Friday, November 22, 2013
– Amos 7, Psalm 113, Matthew 15
Day 321  – Saturday, November 23, 2013
– Amos 8, Psalm 114, Matthew 16
Day 322  – Sunday, November 24, 2013 – Enjoy hearing the Scriptures read aloud in church

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