Bible & Book Studies

Bible Reading Plan:

Would you like to read the Bible but don't know where to begin?  Follow along with us as we read sections of our holy scriptures, organized by theme.

June 19:  God's expectations of God's people (III)
Jesus:  The New Commandments
        The Sermon on the Plain: Luke 6:17-49
        and in Parables:  Luke 8:4-18, 10:25-37, 12:13-48, chapters 15 & 16

June 12:  God's expectations of God's people (II)
Jesus:  The New Commandments
        The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew chapters 5-7

May 29:  God's expectations of God's people (I)
The Ten Commandments:
        Exodus 19:3-20:21
        Deuteronomy 5 & 6

May 22:  Baptisms
Elijah heals Naaman:  2 Kings 5:1-19
John the Baptist baptizes for repentance: Matthew 3: 1-17; Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22; John 1:19-34
Philip baptizes the Ethiopian:  Acts 8:26-42
Peter baptizes Gentiles:  Acts 10-11


May 15:  The Holy Spirit

In the Old Testament

Isaiah 11:1-10

Ezekiel 11:14-25

Ezekiel 36-37

In the New Testament

Romans 8

1 Corinthians 12

Galatians 5:1-6:10


May 1: Peter's New Understanding of God's grace:

Acts 10 & 11
Acts 15:1-35

April 17:  Good Shepherd Sunday
Jeremiah 3:11-18
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Ezekiel 34:1-31
Matthew 18:10-14
John 9:37-10:16


April 10: St. Paul's Testimony:
Acts 9:1-22
Acts 21:39 - 22:21
Acts 26:1-23
Galatians 1:11-24

April 3 -  Jesus’ Power Moves to his followers (1):
Day of Pentecost: Acts 2
First Healing by an Apostle and What Happened Next: Acts 3:1-4:22
  
March 27, 2016 - Easter
Read the Resurrection Narratives in all 4 gospels!

March 20, 2016 - Holy Week
Read the Passion Narratives in all 4 gospels!

March 13, 2016 - Remembering the stories of Exodus, Exile and Return: in the New Testament

Passover & the Last Supper:  Matthew 26:17-29; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-20
Coming of the Messiah: Matthew 3:1-6, Luke 3:1-6

March 6, 2016 - Remembering the stories of Exodus, Exile and Return: in the psalms
Psalm 44
Psalm 66
Psalm 105
Psalm 106
Can you find others?


February 28, 2016 - Return to Jerusalem
Ezra 1:1-11; 2:68-4:5

February 21, 2016:  Promises of Return

Isaiah 40:1-11
Ezekiel chapter 37

February 7, 2016:  In Exile

Jeremiah chapters 29 & 52
Isaiah chapters 5
Psalm 137

January 31, 2016:  Exile and Return  We jump ahead many centuries, to the end of the Kingdom of Judah, when the leaders and people are sent into exile in Babylon.
2 Kings 23:31- 25:21
Ezekiel chapters 10-12

January 17, 2016:  The Passover
Exodus chapters 12-14   

January 10, 2016: Persuading Pharaoh:  The Seven Plagues
Exodus chapters 5, 7-11

January 3, 2016:  Delivery from Slavery:  No Easy Task!

Exodus 5:1-6:13

December 20, 2015:  A review and preview:  St. Stephen tells our story
Acts 6:8 - 8:1

December 13, 2015: The Promises of God:  Exodus and Freedom from Slavery
Moses:  Captivity, protection, and calling back:  Exodus Chapters 1-4

December 6, 2015: The Promises of God:  Exodus and Freedom from Slavery

Famine and Food:  Genesis Chapters 42-47

November 29, 2015:  The Promises of God:  Exodus and Freedom from Slavery

Joseph and How We Became Slaves:  Genesis Chapters 37, 39, 40, and 41

November 22, 2015:  The Promises of God (I):  Abraham and Sarah - the Promised Land and the People of God

  1. Genesis 12:1-9
  2. Genesis 15:1 - 18:15
  3. Genesis 21:1 - 22:19

November 15, 2015:  In the Beginning – New Testament

1.       The New Beginning:  John 1:1-18

2.       God’s Son: Hebrews 1:1-14

3.       The Kingdom of Heaven comes near:  Matthew 3:1-17

4.       The New Adam:  Romans 5:1-21



November 8,2015:  In the Beginning – Old Testament

1.       The “seven days of Creation”:  Genesis 1:1 – 2:3

2.       “Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden”:  Genesis 2:4 – 3:24

3.       Starting over:  Noah and the Flood:  Genesis 6:5-9:17

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