Revelation 1-5: The revelation of Jesus Christ.

January 11, 2016. Reading: Revelation 1-5. Background: The book of Revelation holds a very unique position amongst Christian thought and theology. The book is a letter containing the revelation┬áthat the apostle John was given to send to the seven churches in Asia minor, probably near the end of the first century (though some argue that…

Nehemiah 11-13: Records and final reforms.

January 6, 2016. Reading: Nehemiah 11-13. Background: Nehemiah 8-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 Records of the returned exiles: This chapter serves as a record of the people who were chosen to live in Jerusalem after they had returned from exile. We see that the leaders of the people and then one in ten families…

Jude: Warning against apostasy.

December 27, 2015. Daily Reading: Jude. Background: Though there is some debate as to which Jude wrote the epistle of Jude, it is typically attributed to Jude, the brother of Jesus and of James (see Matthew 13:55 and Mark 6:3, noting that ‘Jude’ and ‘Judas’ are two English translations of the same name in Greek),…

Hebrews 1-8: Jesus, the High Priest of a better covenant.

October 11, 2015. Daily Reading: Hebrews 1-8. Background: The book of Hebrews has often been praised as one of the most beautiful and theological books of the New Testament. The author of the book is unknown, and there have been many suggestions as to who wrote the book, ranging from┬áBarnabas, Luke, or Apollos to even…

I Timothy 4-6: Instructions for the church.

August 28, 2015. Note: I am switching Friday and Sunday’s reading, so today’s reading will be I Timothy 4-5, and Sunday’s will be Ezekiel 43-48. Thank you for understanding. ___________________________________________________________ Daily Reading: I Timothy 4-6. Background: I Timothy 1-3. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 4 1. The Apostasy: Paul begins this chapter talking about the apostasy…

Judges 17-21: Perversion in Israel.

March 3, 2015. Daily Reading: Judges 17-21. Background: Judges 11-16. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 17 1. “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes”: The final section in Judges is one that might be very hard to read through, especially if you are not prepared for stories like these to be in the bible….