Category: Bible Reading

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Titus 1:1 – 3:15 | July 19

The letter to Titus is concerned with order within the church.  In 1:5 Paul writes to Titus, For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee. Paul proceeds to tell Titus how to do it. Notice Paul instructs Titus to appoint “elders [plural] … Read More Titus 1:1 – 3:15 | July 19

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1st Timothy 1:1 – 6:21 | July 18

This letter is not the apostle Paul’s final letter to Timothy; however, it is one of his last–Titus and 2nd Timothy will follow. In it, Paul is instructing a younger pastor on how to continue to fight the good fight of the faith.  The key to winning the war is teaching sound doctrine.  There were two men whom Paul knew neglected sound doctrine, and … Read More 1st Timothy 1:1 – 6:21 | July 18

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Philippians 1:1 – 4:23 | July 17

Philippians is one of the four prison epistles written by Paul perhaps around A.D. 64. This church in Philippi was faithful and generous. They supported Paul in prayer, and financially, and he commends them for it (4:14-16).  Paul assures them that because of their faithfulness, God will supply their need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Unlike the church in Corinth, … Read More Philippians 1:1 – 4:23 | July 17

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Ephesians 1:1 – 6:24 (July 16)

Here is what Dr. Charles Ryrie has to say about the book of Ephesians.  I do not think it could be stated any better: I have to say that Ephesians is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Because it says so much about what Christ has done for the believer it seems to lift the reader right into heaven. Everytime I read … Read More Ephesians 1:1 – 6:24 (July 16)

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Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 and Philemon (July 15)

Paul refers to two churches, one in Colosse an another in Laodicea.  He encourages them to read each other’s letters from him (Although the letter to the Laodiceans was not inspired and is lost). Paul’s comment in 4:16 helps us understand how the churches shared scripture. Throughout the letter, Paul is warning of false teaching and advocating for holy living among believers, in marriage, … Read More Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 and Philemon (July 15)

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Acts 27:1 – 28:31 (July 14)

When Paul (and the 275 others aboard a ship bound for Rome) was shipwrecked, he exhibited another kingdom authority given by Jesus in Mark 16; that is he was bitten by a viper yet, “felt no harm.” Additionally, he healed the father of Publius by the laying on of hands, also prophesied in Mark 16. The Acts ends abruptly with Paul under house arrest in … Read More Acts 27:1 – 28:31 (July 14)

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Acts 24:1 – 26:32 (July 13)

Were two years of Paul’s life wasted as he sat in prison in Caesarea?  He wrote no epistles during that time. C.I. Scofield points out that perhaps those years were used by the Holy Spirit to reveal the “crowning revelations” Paul would write about later.  These, Scofield says, could not be made apart from “deep meditation, demanding quietness, and earnest seeking.” Paul had an … Read More Acts 24:1 – 26:32 (July 13)

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Acts 20:1 – 23:35 (July 12)

In chapter 20, Paul exhibits the kingdom authority as prophesied by Jesus in Mark 16, by laying hands on and healing a young man who appeared to be dead. The dispensational transition continues with a prophet warning Paul about going to Jerusalem. Paul reveals he is a Roman citizen just moments before being beaten by a Roman soldier. Paul speaks before the Sanhedrin but … Read More Acts 20:1 – 23:35 (July 12)

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Romans 14:1 – 16:27 (July 11)

Stop judging others. That is Paul’s command. Our focus should probably be on ourselves and not others, since every one of us shall give an account of himself to God. Instead of zeroing in on everyone else’s faults, let’s live by the law of love. Loving and not judging does not mean we compromise. Rather, here is what it means, “We then that are … Read More Romans 14:1 – 16:27 (July 11)

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Romans 12:1 – 13:14 (July 10)

Perhaps the greatest battle Christians face is conformity to the world.  Paul says, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. As we make ourselves a living sacrifice, we do it all to the glory of God. Paul discusses how believers are to act toward those in the local church, but also to those outside the church. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher … Read More Romans 12:1 – 13:14 (July 10)

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Romans 8:1 – 11:36 (July 9)

We are sanctified. Praise the Lord! Realizing this allows us to live our lives free from legalism.  Legalism kills the spirit.  Just look what Paul says about our sancification: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” Sanctification, like justification is imputed to us the moment we believe.  If we are in Christ we are sanctified. That is our position … Read More Romans 8:1 – 11:36 (July 9)

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Romans 4:1 – 7:25 (July 8)

Romans chapter four should cause Christians to stand up and pump their fists in the air! “And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness…But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead.” This means our salvation is a done deal! Our righteousness has been imputed (put on our … Read More Romans 4:1 – 7:25 (July 8)