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Matthew 22-28- The fall of Jerusalem, the Greatest Command and the Great Commission.

Wow!! Can you believe we are already done with Matthew?  That was quick and super interesting!! So much was covered this past week.  I hope you found some new "pearls" to dwell on.In Community Bible Reading this morning, I focused the history portion on Ch. 24~ Jerusalem destroyed.  Michelle on the other hand focused on the Greatest Command and the Great Commission.  Each video is about 20 min.  Hope you enjoy!Comment if you so desire.  I would love to dialog with you!https://youtu.be/zmwSy_otQLUhttps://youtu.be/fZcD679_YKA

Matthew 15-21- Why Moses and Elijah?

Hello fellow New Testament Readers!How is the reading going for you??  One more week and we are already done with Matthew!As you kow I am leading a group called CBR on Tuesday mornings.  I thought I would include the link to the talks that take place there because it goes with our reading here.  However, we have utterly failed at our attempts to get good recordings!  Today, we didn't even get a recording!! Arg!! 😖There is so much to say about the reading, it would be great to share what Sharon talked about!  I did, however, re-record my "history" portion of the morning.  If you are interested in history, I hope you enjoy what is said in the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/tkNOGEp3VNNYR1CTk7lWgKpEVlNF0h6GN0GcJETXHifDe428h2aWFYsMPMSTyrlZ.8ObMcX_sV1r4lwXo?startTime=1602019893000Also, please feel free to talk about what YOU got out of the reading!  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section!


Matthew 8-14- It's a heart issue!

Hello fellow New Testament readers!!If you are here reading this, you are following along with the new reading plan that will get you through the New Testament in one academic school year!  Good for you!! God will definitly reveal himself to you! I am also leading a group called CBR- Community Bible Reading.  As such, I am trying to figure out how to do both CBR and the blog.  I decided I am going to mix things up a bit! I am going to include the links that are created at CBR and share them with you!  However, those vidoes can be long!  This week I will just include one section of the morning.  https://youtu.be/bR17j6pwFocIf you want to see more of a second speaker, ask for the second link in the comment section and I will send it to you.  The link I am including is about 16 minutes.  My talk is on how "history" shows that it's always been a heart issue with God.  The other link of the same morning is 20 minutes and that focuses on the JEsus being the "healer"…

Matthew 1-7 Late posting on the first week of reading!! We are well into the second week. Happy Reading!!

It's Thursday today!  I have gotten thrown off my game with the new reading plan in regard to when to post for you all!!You see, I am in a group called Community Bible Reading (CBR).  The weekly reading starts on Tuesday and ends the following Monday.  But with the blog, I ended my reading on Sunday and then posted.  I have been struggling to figure out the best way to continue with CBR and also encourage people in their reading using the blog. So, I didn't post regarding the first week of reading.  If you want to see a video from CBR related to the 1-7 ch. reading, you are welcome to do that.  It's about 1/2 an hour.  Please excuse the technical difficulties we were having with our zoom recording.😖Click this link: https://youtu.be/yvzwHpOlmBYIf you have started Matthew with me, you should be on chapter 10 of Matthew today.  There is soooo much rich content in the reading!!  I would love to hear what has stood out to you!  Please feel free to comment in the comment secti…

Starting a New Reading Plan!!

Hello fellow readers! I am starting a new plan to read through the New Testament in one academic year.  Starting today, if you read one chapter a day, you will be done with the whole New Testament by the first week of June!  What a great challenge!! Read with me!  Each week I will post something about the seven days of reading.  I would love to hear your comments about the reading as well!  It would be like we were in a Bible study together....but....not together...We are getting used to that since COVID, right?!  😝HOWEVER, if you are getting sick of this "virtual" thing and want to actually be with people, you can join me each week at South Shores Chruch to be with people face to face, talking about the week's worth of reading.  If you want more info. on that, ask in the comment section, and I will get back to you with the info.Ask a friend to join you!!  You will find the reading plan on the "Spiritual Fervor" tab.Hope you join me and Happy Reading!!!!

Judges 20- Ruth 4- We are done with the summer reading!

We are done!!
We finished our summer reading in the Old Testament! That was fun!  How did you like getting to know our God, three in One,  a little better?

This past week's reading was interesting to me! Did you catch how Judges ended and Ruth began?  Judges ended with, "In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit." (21:25), which implies everyone was doing their own thing, not what God commanded in Joshua. Disobedience and waywardness was running rampant!

Then the book of Ruth starts off with, "In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land." (Ruth 1:1). That's a clear reference to the time of “Willy Nilly” the Israelites were practicing during the “time of Judges”. Yet, as we read Ruth, we learn of a couple who are of  “noble character" (Ruth 2:11 &  3:11), actually following God’s commands.  I loved the reminder that even in the bleakest of times, there always seems to be a remnant of true believers in the …