Nehemiah 8-10: Reestablishing holiness.

December 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Nehemiah 8-10. Background: Nehemiah 1-7. Concepts and Connections.   Chapter 8 Ezra, the Law and Holy Days: After the wall and the gates were finished, we find here that all the returned exiles gather together as one man and tell Ezra the scribe to bring out the book of the…

Acts 21-22: Paul in Jerusalem.

December 26, 2015. Daily Reading: Acts 21-22. Background: Acts 19-20. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 21 Paul in Jerusalem: As Paul set fourth to Jerusalem, he and his company made several stops along the way. Notice the bond of the brethren here as they stop and find disciples in various cities, prolonging their stay a bit…

II Corinthians 1-3: The follow-up.

April 12, 2015. Daily Reading: II Corinthians 1-3. Background:┬áThe book of II Corinthians is a subsequent letter from Paul (with Timothy) written to the Corinthian church, which was established by Paul on his second missionary journey, as a follow up to his previous letters. There is evidence that Paul wrote at least four letters to…

Romans 3-4: Justification through faith.

January 11, 2014. Just as a heads up, the readings in Genesis over the next few weeks are going to be slightly different than the plan that was given at the beginning because of the chapters that I would like to group together. The changed readings will be posted the day before in the “Tomorrow’s…

3 Reasons to remember your history/heritage.

December 20, 2014. “These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea. In the fortieth year, on the first day…

4 Reasons Christians need the Old Testament.

July 17, 2014. “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4) I was having a conversation with a dear friend of mine the other day and the question came up of whether or not it…

The Old Testament.

May 31, 2014. Yesterday I finished reading through the Old Testament in my second journey through the bible. I honestly didn’t appreciate the Old Testament until the first time I read through the bible. Now that I have, I absolutely love it. It really puts Christianity in perspective. It reveals the character of God and…

Ephesians Part 1: Jews and Gentiles.

April 28, 2014. Today we will discuss what I see as the fist section of Ephesians, the first three chapters. Remembering what we discussed yesterday, the central theme of the epistle seems to be unity. The first three chapters deals heavily with the unity between the Jews and Gentiles. Before Christ, there was two distinct…