Daily Bible Readings – Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 5 Prayer Point. “In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Before you begin your day today, give your concerns to God, lay them at his feet and then sit in silence.  Having sat quietly, now go through the day with an expectation that God can and will act. …

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Daily Bible Readings – First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 113 Prayer Point. This psalm offers us some reasons to praise the name of the Lord.  Meditate on the ones that resonate with you and offer God your own prayer of thanksgiving. Luke 21:5-19 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you are reading. Read. Read the passage slowly either alone or in …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – December 5-11, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Amos 7:1-9 Amos’ Visions Amos receives three visions in verses 7:1-9. What does the first vision concern? (verse 7:1) What does Amos do? What is the Lord’s response? [The vision concerns a plague of locusts and Amos asks the LORD to relent. The LORD relents.] What does the …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – November 28 – December 4, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Read our own commentary on Amos for more background material on this week's readings. Amos 2:9-16 Last week we saw in verses 6-8 that Amos’ new target is Israel. He reminds them that “for three transgressions of Israel and for four, I will not revoke the punishment”. (v. 5) …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – November 21-27, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Read our own commentary on Joel, Habakkuk, Malachi and Amos for more background material on this week's readings. Joel 2:28-3:8 The point to remember about prophecy is that 80% of prophecy is “forth-telling” and 20% is “foretelling”. Verses 28 and 29 open with one of the more familiar passages …

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