BIBLE READING PLAN

Thoughts on Exodus 2

The book of Exodus opens where Genesis closed:  the sons of Jacob are living in Egypt, in the region of Goshen. Long forgotten is the Joseph story and the benevolence of Pharoah. The descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are an enslaved people, living under an order...

Introduction to Exodus

Summary of Exodus 1-20 The book of Exodus begins where Genesis ended, with the descendants of Abraham living in Egypt. The book opens with an ominous word: “Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.” (1:8) It was the beginning of a dark...

Thoughts on Genesis 38

One thought on Genesis 38 may be, “why is this in God’s Word”? Genesis 38 is a grimy and revolting story that should be rated MA (mature audience). But is this ancient Near Eastern story that far removed from our world? Tragically, sexual sin...

Introduction of Larger OT Story (Genesis 37-50)

If you are following the Bible reading plan, you will be finishing the gospel of Mark. Several years ago, I was traveling from Fort Myers, Fl. to Statesville to visit my mother. Twice on the 12-hour trip, I listened to the gospel of Mark from beginning to end. It was...

A Thought on Mark 10

In today’s reading (Mark 11), Jesus sets his face resolutely to Jerusalem and triumphantly enters the city. In Mark 10, Jesus anticipating the days ahead, shares with his disciples that in Jerusalem he will be mocked, flogged, and killed. They did not hear the message...

A Thought on Mark 8

In Mark 8, Jesus, filled with compassion, miraculously provides food for the thousands, issues a warning about the Pharisees and Herod, heals a blind man and is walking with his disciples when he asked them a question. “Who do people say I am”?... “What about you? Who...

A Thought on Mark 5

In today’s Bible reading (Mark 5), Jesus heals and restores life to a demon-possessed man, a sick woman, and a dead girl. Many pray and long to experience such displays of God’s power. But what does Jesus’ miraculous healing teach us? Many who believe in miracles...

2022 Bible Reading Plan

The 2022 reading plan takes us through the historical narrative of the Old Testament beginning with Joseph (Genesis 37) and ending with the division between the northern tribes and the southern tribes of Israel (I Kings 14). It's a captivating history of how God...