January 7, 2018

Finding Your Way
Psalm 1


The Bible uses the imagery of “the way” as a metaphor for life. God has designed us to live a certain “way” that is consistent with His will. Jesus talked about a “way” that is narrow that leads to life. Jesus even referred to Himself as “The Way” that leads to the Father. God is paying attention to the “way” of His people. He wants us to find our way to His way so that we might live in a way that honors Him!


Daily Bible Readings

As we begin 2018 together as a church family, let’s dedicate our “ways” to God. Let’s ask Him to guide us on our way each day. We need His direction in the way we handle the situations of our daily lives. We need His wisdom for the way we live in community with others. Read these Psalms this week and notice the desire of the Psalmist to find God’s way in everyday life. I am praying for you this year to find your way!


January 8:      Psalm 19

January 9:      Psalm 25

January 10:    Psalm 27

January 11:    Psalm 32

January 12:    Psalm 62

January 13:    Reflection

 

 
January 14, 2018
The B.I.B.L.E.
Isaiah 40:6-8


Millions of books have been written throughout human history. However, one book stands alone—above all others. The Bible. The Bible is God’s Word. God’s Word is the timeless revelation of God’s will. His Word is eternal. The Bible is the amazing record of God’s self-revelation. Actually, it is a library of books spanning some 1500 years. Today, we will celebrate the beauty of the Bible and put it in perspective for 21st century believers.   


Daily Bible Readings

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a Hebrew poem designed to communicate the majesty and order of God’s revelation through His Word. The poem is an acrostic. It contains 22 stanzas --- one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza contains 8 lines that begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. It is a holistic expression of the authority, wisdom, power, usefulness, and grandeur of God’s Word. Take time each day to reflect upon the usefulness of God’s Word in your daily life. Ask God to speak to you each day as you read, pray, reflect, and apply His Word to your life.


January 15:     Psalm 119:1-8

January 16:     Psalm 119:9-16

January 17:     Psalm 119:17-24

January 18:     Psalm 119:25-32

January 19:     Psalm 119:33-40

January 20:     Reflection  



January 21, 2018

God’s Word is . . . God’s Word!
2 Peter 1:19-21


There are many descriptive terms used by theologians in discussions about the nature of the Bible. One of those theological terms is “inspiration.” As Christians, we believe the uniqueness of the Bible is rooted in our understanding of how God inspired human beings to record His Word. The Greek word used in today’s text literally means, “God-breathed.” So, God’s Word is literally the breath of God! God’s Word is . . . God’s Word!   


Daily Bible Readings

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a Hebrew poem designed to communicate the majesty and order of God’s revelation through His Word. The poem is an acrostic. It contains 22 stanzas --- one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza contains 8 lines that begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. It is a holistic expression of the authority, wisdom, power, usefulness, and grandeur of God’s Word. Take time each day to reflect upon the usefulness of God’s Word in your daily life. Ask God to speak to you each day as you read, pray, reflect, and apply His Word to your life.

  
January 22:     Psalm 119:41-48 
January 23:     Psalm 119:49-56

January 24:     Psalm 119:57-64

January 25:     Psalm 119:65-72

January 26:     Psalm 119:73-80

January 27:     Reflection  



January 28, 2018

God’s Word is . . . Right!
2 Timothy 3:14-16


As theologians have attempted to explain the nature of the Bible, they have utilized numerous terms. The discussion about the definitions of these terms often leads to serious debate. While those discussions are necessary and helpful, there is one place where most evangelical scholars all agree. The Bible is authoritative for God’s people. The Bible is not a book filled with suggestions and sound advice. It is the authoritative Word of the Living God!   


Daily Bible Readings

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a Hebrew poem designed to communicate the majesty and order of God’s revelation through His Word. The poem is an acrostic. It contains 22 stanzas --- one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza contains 8 lines that begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. It is a holistic expression of the authority, wisdom, power, usefulness, and grandeur of God’s Word. Take time each day to reflect upon the usefulness of God’s Word in your daily life. Ask God to speak to you each day as you read, pray, reflect, and apply His Word to your life.  


January 29:     Psalm 119:81-88

January 30:     Psalm 119:89-96

January 31:     Psalm 119:97-104

February 1:     Psalm 119:105-112

February 2:     Psalm 119:113-120

February 3:     Reflection  



February 4, 2018

God’s Word is . . . Light!
Hebrews 4:12


God has not left us to our own devices to somehow find our “way” in life. He has revealed Himself in His Word so that we might know Him and discover His way that leads to life. God’s Word is a trustworthy guide for all believers. His Word is truth that sheds light both within us and around us so that we might become His people, following His path, with His will at the center of our desires.   


Daily Bible Readings

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a Hebrew poem designed to communicate the majesty and order of God’s revelation through His Word. The poem is an acrostic. It contains 22 stanzas --- one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza contains 8 lines that begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. It is a holistic expression of the authority, wisdom, power, usefulness, and grandeur of God’s Word. Take time each day to reflect upon the usefulness of God’s Word in your daily life. Ask God to speak to you each day as you read, pray, reflect, and apply His Word to your life.

  
February 5:     Psalm 119:121-128

February 6:     Psalm 119:129-136

February 7:     Psalm 119:137-144

February 8:     Psalm 119:145-152

February 9:     Psalm 119:153-160

February 10:   Reflection


  
February 11, 2018

God’s Word is . . . for You!

2 Timothy 2:15


God’s Word is available for all of us. However, we must take the time to learn how to read, study, interpret, and apply the Bible to our lives. God’s Word is useful. It is powerful. It is God’s self-revelation. There is no way for us to find our way without its guidance. Today, we will focus on how to read and study the Bible for ourselves. The Bible is for you!


Daily Bible Readings

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a Hebrew poem designed to communicate the majesty and order of God’s revelation through His Word. The poem is an acrostic. It contains 22 stanzas --- one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza contains 8 lines that begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. It is a holistic expression of the authority, wisdom, power, usefulness, and grandeur of God’s Word. Take time each day to reflect upon the usefulness of God’s Word in your daily life. Ask God to speak to you each day as you read, pray, reflect, and apply His Word to your life. 

 
February 12:      Psalm 119:161-168

February 13:      Psalm 119:169-176 

Finding Your Way . . .
. . . Through the Bible


January 7 – February 13, 2018