Bible Challenge Week 47 November 25th – December 1st
Weekly Word from Bishop Barker for Week 47
November 25th – December 1st
This week in the Hebrew scriptures we will finish reading the Book of Amos, and quickly complete both Obadiah and Jonah. We will also read Psalms 115 up through the first half of Psalm 119. In the New Testament we will read chapters 17-22 in the Gospel According to Saint Matthew.
– On Wednesday through Saturday we will read through the entire book of Jonah. This is a favorite OT text, both because of the grand story of a fish that swallows a man whole and because most people of faith resonate with a tale in which God asks of a person more than they feel ready to give. What is God asking you to offer up – right now – that causes you to back away from God?
– Also on Wednesday, we will read Matthew, chapter 19. Here is some of the clearest exposition of Jesus’ teaching about human beings and their relationship with money. What worldly good do you possess that it would be extremely difficult for you to give away? How might you loosen your grip on that item in order to rely more fully upon Christ as your strength, comfort and salvation?
– This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day (an excellent day to catch up on your Bible reading if you have fallen a bit behind!) Might you use portions of today’s assigned Psalm as a table grace for your holiday meal today? (e.g. Psalm 118: 19-29.)
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||323||–||Monday, November 25, 2013||
|Day||324||–||Tuesday, November 26, 2013||
|Day||325||–||Wednesday, November 27 2013||
|Day||326||–||Thursday, November 28, 2013||
|Day||327||–||Friday, November 29, 2013||
|Day||328||–||Saturday, November 30, 2013||
|Day||329||–||Sunday, December 1, 2013||– Enjoy hearing the Scriptures read aloud in church|
Here is the Bible Challenge Archive
- Bible Challenge Week 51 December 23rd-29th (12/23/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 50 December 16th-22nd (12/16/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 49 December 9th-15th (12/9/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 48 December 2nd – 8th (12/2/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 47 November 25th – December 1st (11/25/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 46 November 18th-24th (11/18/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 45 November 11th-17th (11/11/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 44 November 4th-November 10th (11/4/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 43 October 28th-November 3rd (10/28/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 42 October 21st-October 27th (10/21/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 41 October 14th-October 20th (10/14/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 40 October 7th-October 13th (10/7/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 39 September 30th-October 6th (9/30/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 38 September 23rd-29th (9/23/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 37 September 16th-22nd (9/16/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 36 September 9th-15th (9/9/2013)
- Bible Challenge Week 35 September 2nd-8th (9/1/2013)