2023 Week 9 Reading – Acts 26

I pray that I have the same confidence and boldness that Paul has if I am ever faced with the kind of persecution he experienced. One of the reasons that Paul was so bold is that he was so persuaded of the truthfulness of Christ and Christianity and the faithfulness of God. He was confident not in himself but in the Lord and His Word and so Paul could engage those around him without fear.

2023 Week 8 Reading – Acts 22

Everything seemed to be going well. Paul finally had a chance to speak publicly to the Jews in Jerusalem about what happened to him on the road to Damascus. He was sharing his testimony and the people seemed quiet and attentive. And then it happened. He mentioned the one word that the people did not want to hear: Gentiles! (Acts 22:21)

2023 Week 7 Reading – Acts 17-18

Sometimes when I read Scripture, I process my reading and the end result is some clear, developed thinking… much more often, it’s more like bullet points and questions in my head that I want to get back to later! So here are some bullet points that came to my mind while reading through Acts 17-18 this week.

2023 Week 5 Reading – Acts 6

One of the things we’re told in the Scriptures is that the servant is no greater than the Master—if people hated Jesus, they will hate His followers.

2023 Week 4 Reading – Acts 2

How amazing would it have been to be present on the Day of Pentecost when the Spirit was poured out
and the early Christians were filled?

2023 Week 2 Reading – Mark 6

As I was reading this morning’s passage from the 5x5x5 Reading Plan (the feeding of the five-thousand and Jesus walking on water), I was struck again by two realities.

2023 Week 1 Reading – Mark 4

This week, our reading plan has us in the first five chapters of Mark’s Gospel.  Mark is a fast-paced Gospel with a quick crescendo as Jesus’ power and authority are made very apparent. 

2023 Reading Plan Introduction

As we start our journey through the New Testament together (check out the 5x5x5 Reading plan), we will post regularly here.