Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2018 - Read Through the Bible


Whew!  February already!  My prayer for the saints is to be instant in season and out, to study to show themselves approved, workman who need not to be ashamed.

Have you encouraged others to read through the Bible?  Or to spend time reading in in some way, shape, or portion?  Proclaimed the good news to someone?

1-Feb
Leviticus 1-4
LAW

Part 3

Leviticus = The Lord Called
2-Feb
Leviticus 5-7
3-Feb
Leviticus 8-10
4-Feb
Leviticus 11-13
5-Feb
Leviticus 14-15
6-Feb
Leviticus 16-18
7-Feb
Leviticus 19-21
8-Feb
Leviticus 22-23
9-Feb
Leviticus 24-25
10-Feb
Leviticus 26-27
11-Feb
Numbers 1-2
LAW

Part 4

Numbers = Is the Wilderness
12-Feb
Numbers 3-4
13-Feb
Numbers 5-6
14-Feb
Numbers 7
15-Feb
Numbers 8-10
16-Feb
Numbers 11-13
17-Feb
Numbers 14-15
18-Feb
Numbers 16-17
19-Feb
Numbers 18-20
20-Feb
Numbers 21-22
21-Feb
Numbers 23-25
22-Feb
Numbers 26-27
23-Feb
Numbers 28-30
24-Feb
Numbers 31-32
25-Feb
Numbers 33-34
26-Feb
Numbers 35-36
27-Feb
Deuteronomy 1-2
LAW
Part 5
Deuteronomy =
 These are the Words
28-Feb
Deuteronomy 3-4


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Read through the Bible…2018

Another Roman New Year – have you made your ‘resolutions?’

Let me challenge you to read through the Bible – in a year.  While it may seem a daunting task it’s easily done.  Less than 15 minutes a day - and the wealth of discovery in reading our Father’s Word?  Priceless!

Over the years I’ve used a variety of programs, such as chronological and many sites offer variations, such as:  Bible Study Tools, Ligonier Ministries, Back to the Bible (to name a few - not to mention the plethora of apps).

I toyed with reading through chronologically; however, I’m still studying/researching the original order of the books of the Bible and decided to follow this plan:

1-Jan
Genesis 1-3
LAW

Part 1

Genesis = In the Beginning
2-Jan
Genesis 4-7
3-Jan
Genesis 8-11
4-Jan
Genesis 12-15
5-Jan
Genesis 16-18
6-Jan
Genesis 19-21
7-Jan
Genesis 22-24
8-Jan
Genesis 25-26
9-Jan
Genesis 27-29
10-Jan
Genesis 30-31
11-Jan
Genesis 32-34
12-Jan
Genesis 35-37
13-Jan
Genesis 38-40
14-Jan
Genesis 41-42
15-Jan
Genesis 43-45
16-Jan
Genesis 46-47
17-Jan
Genesis 48-50
18-Jan
Exodus 1-3
LAW

Part 2

Exodus = These are the Names
19-Jan
Exodus 4-6
20-Jan
Exodus 7-9
21-Jan
Exodus 10-12
22-Jan
Exodus 13-15
23-Jan
Exodus 16-18
24-Jan
Exodus 19-21
25-Jan
Exodus 22-24
26-Jan
Exodus 25-27
27-Jan
Exodus 28-29
28-Jan
Exodus 30-32
29-Jan
Exodus 33-35
30-Jan
Exodus 36-38
31-Jan
Exodus 39-40


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christ-Mass Is It Scriptural

Originally blogged 11/21/11 on Melissa’s Musing – edited for errors and/or link malfunctions.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. ~ John 4:24

I had been sent to Sunday School as a young child up until about the 3rd grade.  Then my family took up with the Jehovah's Witnesses (egads!) who said all the holidays were pagan.  Imagine!

Needless to say, I was quite distressed to learn I had been lied to!  December 25th was not the birth of Christ Jesus?

As I grew into adulthood, I *celebrated* the *holidays* not for any particular religious reasons, simply for the fun and idolatry.  I enjoyed the music, the mood, the secrets, the gifts.

When Father caused me to be born again, I wanted to know what the *holidays* were about, where they came from, and more importantly, what did HE say about them and how did HE want them done.

No where in Scripture could I find any definitive date, nor instruction on celebrating Jesus' birth.  I was shocked!  What?!?! Nor any of the other *holidays* that are commonly thought of as *Christian*.

I have been studying this topic since becoming a Christian (1990).  I have to confess that originally my mission was to discover what *holidays* were outlined in Scripture, how they were celebrated and then *perform* to the standard.  I had a very Pharisee based attitude.

I read the Word, I searched, I studied, I researched, I prayed - a lot.  I found nothing in God's Word indicating that He wanted the birth of HIS son celebrated.  Nothing about Easter, Good Friday, etc. etc. zip, zilch, nada, not one iota.

(As a note, Easter is NOT commanded in the Word...nor is a continuation of the Feasts which Jesus fulfilled.  We are to remember Him by breaking bread as oft as we come together.  Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast of First Fruits might be done in remembrance, as long as one does not think they must be done in order to establish and/or secure their salvation or sanctification.)

I had to then grapple with the thought (gag) surely the JW's were not correct?  I staunchly affirm that the Jehovah Witnesses are a cult.  That they have and continue to pervert the Word of God.  They use 'scare' tactics to keep their 'people' in line. 'Nuff said.

I am including some information that I have gleaned over the years as I researched and studied the issue.  My prayerful request to any reading.  Pray.  Read the Word.  Do not 'stick' with your denominational teachings (on any subject if you cannot substantiate it in the Word of God), what you were raised with, or that is what we have always done.

Truly, please pray about the issue, seek HIM and HIS wisdom over the issue.  Praying for the Bride that she will come out of 'her' and be set apart and holy unto Him.

Xmas


Previously Chapel Library offered these tracts as well (currently unavailable):

Is Christmas Christian
The Truth About Christmas, Lent, Good Friday and Easter


I browsed through this blog post...it has some interesting information, specifically about Roman Catholicism.

What Is Christ-Mass and Should You Be Merry About It?