Monday, March 7, 2016

Daily Readings - WEEK NINE

Only two weeks left in our Journey with Luke! During this second to the last week, we will be entering into the initial stages of the Passion Narrative. Jesus has arrived in Jerusalem and is preparing his disciples for the events that are about to unfold. Please note that our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, wrote two of this week’s reflections (Days 43 &44).

Day 41 (Monday) – Luke 21:1-38
Day 42 (Tuesday) – Luke 22:1-23
Day 43 (Wednesday) – Luke 22:24-46
Day 44 (Thursday) – Luke 22:47-71
Day 45 (Friday) – Luke 23:1-25


Monday, February 29, 2016

Daily Readings - WEEK EIGHT

Here are the readings for this week!

Day 36 (Monday) - Luke 18:1-17
Day 37 (Tuesday) - Luke 18:18-43
Day 38 (Wednesday) - Luke 19:1-27
Day 39 (Thursday) - Luke 19:28-48
Dau 40 (Friday) - Luke 20:1-47


Monday, February 22, 2016

Daily Readings - WEEK SEVEN

This week we will encounter some of the most famous of Jesus' parables, including "The Prodigal Son" and the "The Rich Man and Lazarus." These parables are unique to the gospel of Luke and are beloved by many. On Friday (Day 35), the daily reading begins with the phrase "on the way to Jerusalem" (Luke 17:11). This is a literary device that Luke uses frequently to remind us that the whole story of Jesus is moving closer and closer to Jerusalem, where he will die and be raised from the grave on the third day. Here are the readings for this coming week - 

Day 31 (Monday) - Luke 15:11-32
Day 32 (Tuesday) - Luke 16:1-18
Day 33 (Wednesday) - Luke 16:19-31
Day 34 (Thursday) - Luke 17:1-10
Day 35 (Friday) - Luke 17:11-37


Monday, February 15, 2016

Daily Readings - WEEK SIX

In chapters 13-15 of Luke's gospel, Jesus continues his ministry of teaching about the kingdom of God through parables. This week we will encounter themes of discipleship, humility, and mission. Here are this weeks readings!

Day 26 (Monday) - Luke 13:1-21
Day 27 (Tuesday) - Luke 13:22-35
Day 28 (Wednesday) - Luke 14:1-24
Day 29 (Thursday) - Luke 14:25-35
Day 30 (Friday) - Luke 15:1-10

Monday, February 8, 2016

Daily Readings - WEEK FIVE

We are entering into the heart of Jesus' missionary work, which he is accomplishing throughout the region of Galilee and beyond. In addition to his own ministry, Jesus is beginning to empower and commission his disciples to go forth and share in the work of teaching, preaching, and healing. As we move through this week's readings, we will find Jesus spending considerable time teaching his disciples about the nature of the Kingdom of God and the characteristics of discipleship. Here are the readings for week five - 

Day 21 (Monday) - Luke 10:21-42
Day 22 (Tuesday) - Luke 11:1-13
Day 23 (Wednesday) - Luke 11:14-54
Day 24 (Thursday) - Luke 12:1-21
Day 25 (Friday) - Luke 12:22-59

At the end of this week, we will officially be half way through Luke's gospel! Happy reading!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Experiencing the Bible - SURVEY

I am currently working on a project for my doctoral program that focuses on the role of scripture in the life of a congregation and its members. I have created a short survey (9 questions) that will help me to better understand the various practices and attitudes toward the bible that are present within our congregation. You may choose take the survey anonymously. Just click on the link below to begin. Thanks for your participation!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Daily Readings - WEEK FOUR

As we enter week four of our Journey with Luke, we begin with chapter eight, which marks a continuation and expansion of Jesus' ministry in Galilee. Remember, Jesus began his ministry in the synagogue in Nazareth (chapter 4), but now he is traveling "through cities and villages, proclaiming and bring the good news of the kingdom of God!" Here are the readings for this week -

Day 16 (Monday) - Luke 8:1-25
Day 17 (Tuesday) - Luke 8:26-56
Day 18 (Wednesday) - Luke 9:1-27
Day 19 (Thursday) - Luke 9:28-62
Day 20 (Friday) - Luke 10:1-20


Monday, January 25, 2016

Daily Readings - WEEK THREE

Week three of our Bible Reading Challenge is upon us. Here are the readings for the week ahead -

Day 11 (Monday) - Luke 5:17-39
Day 12 (Tuesday) - Luke 6:1-26
Day 13 (Wednesday) - Luke 6: 27-49
Day 14 (Thursday) - Luke 7:1-35
Day 15 (Friday) - Luke 7:36-50