Matthew 3-4: Baptism, temptation and the gospel.

January 17, 2014. Daily reading: Matthew 3-4. Background: Matthew 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. The baptism of John: There are several references to one that would come before the Christ to prepare the way for Him. Isaiah prophesied that he would come as one crying in the wilderness “prepare the way of the…

Isaiah 6-11: Behold, Immanuel.

January 16, 2014. Today’s Reading: Isaiah 6-11. Background: Isaiah 1-5. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 6 1. The fear of the Lord and His righteousness: The sixth chapter of Isaiah opens with an impressive scene, much like the one that is described in Revelation 4, in both instances where seraphim are praising the Almighty saying things…

Isaiah 1-5: Prophecy of destruction.

January 9, 2014. Hello fellow readers! If you are following along with the plan that I provided on the first day, you’ll notice that I have changed today’s reading from Isaiah 1-6 to Isaiah 1-5. I did this because I think the first five chapters of Isaiah have a central message and theme whereas the…

Psalm 1-2: Godly Counsel and Messianic Prophecy.

January 7, 2014. If you have been following along so far, I hope this journey has been profitable so far and I hope it continues to bless you and I both as we continue along. I have realized that this project is going to take a lot more time than I expected, as I pour…