Acts24 - Romans 2- A Little Jewish History for Ya!

 Hello New Testament Readers! We are booking along in our reading and are already in Romans!  Can you believe it?! Here is the link to the history portion of CBR. The other talk was an overview of the reading.  I am assuming you have done the reading, so you don't need the review.  If you watch the history video, and know the correct pronunciation of halakha , let me know!!! I would love to learn from you!!  Also, just FYI, we struggled technically with the Power Point, so please excuse those intruptions! History portion:

Acts 23-23- The Reading Continues!!!

 Welcome back and Happy New Year!! I am so excited to continue our reading through the New Testament! If you are new to the reading, welcome!! Below you will find the links to the two videos of our morning at CBR (Community Bible Reading). Each week I will post links to the talks that relate to the weekly reading. Watch only if you desire, but keep reading along with us!  Comment if you have any questions or thoughts.  I would love to talk with you about it! My talk was on the third festival that God himself instituted~ Interesting stuff! 😉   Kim did a fabulous job reminding us, using the story of Paul and Silas in chapter 16, that we can praise God even in our hard circumstances.  She read a very powerful article that was written by a pastor who recently lost his son.  Some of you asked for the link to that article so it is included below as well.   Anita's history: Kim's talk: "When All Seems To Be Gain, Plan f

A New Year's Resolution!!!

If you haven't joined the reading plan yet, now is the perfect time to start!!!  A new year, a new try at getting through the New Testament! We are just finishing up Acts and then....the reading seems to ramp up to warp speed, flying through 20 books of the New Testament in just half a year!! Come on!!! Make it your New Year's Resolution! Have a friend join you so that you can talk about your reading with someone else.  That makes the it like you are in the ultimate book club!  If you don't have anyone to talk about the reading with, you can always talk to me!!! I would love to hear your comments right here on the blog, and I will comment back!   Go to the reading plan tab and print out the plan that started Sept. 15th Start today on the week of January 5th.  Finish up Acts with us and then we start Romans.  That's a great book!!   I am excited to get going on this year's reading!!!  I hope you join me!!

John 17- Acts 2- Joy to the World!!

Hello New Testament Readers! Below you will find the links to yesterday's talks at CBR. After you see the "history portion" of the talks, you will understand when I say, I am praying for you and your family for that God given "Joy" this season as we think about that future banquet with Jesus! Thank you, Jesus, for providing a way for us to join you at taht banquet!! History portion: Sharon's portion:   I will be taking a break from posting for two weeks.  Please continue the reading every day during the Christmas and New Year season!   I will post again on or the day after January 5, 2021.  That post will cover the reading of Acts all the way through chapter  23.   I challenge you to read one chapter a day.  The reading won't seem so overwhelming compared to putting off 21 chapters to the last minute! 😜 After this, we will be flying through the books!!  What a gre

John 10-16~The temple and the Holy Spirit

Hello New Testament readers!  Below you will find two links to the recordings from this morning.  I talked about how the timing of John's gospel couldn't have come at a better time for the early Jewish Christians and Michelle talked about the Holy Spirit. If you weren't able to join us, I hope you enjoy the recordings! Anita's "history": Michelle's inspirational talk: Have a wonderful week reading the rest of John and starting Acts!!! Anita

Luke 20- John 9- We covered a lot of ground!

Welcome back from a Thanksgiving break, although we never broke from reading!  We covered 14 chapters the past two weeks!! I hope you are sticking with us! Here is the link to the history portion that talks about God given festivals: Here is the link to Kim's talk on how God can use your "sack lunch" he has given you to feed others: Have fun reading John 10-16 this week! I would love to hear any comments you may have on the reading!!  Blessing to you! Anita

Luke 13-19- More on the Trinity and a good Reminder to be Thankful!

Hello to all of you New Testament Readers! Below you will find two links to yesterday morning's talks.   The first is "Part 2" of talking about the Trinity.   The second is Michelle's talk encouraging Thankfulness. I am also including a link to a funny, 4 minute, satire regarding the Trinity.  I highly recommend that if you didn't hear the talk yesterday, you wait on watching the satire until after watching the above video on the Trinity.  It won't be as funny if you don't have some background on the subject. I hope you see the humor in it.  If you find any part offensive, sorry about that!  I guess that leaves me with a sick sense of humor! Haha!! I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your loved ones!! We all have so much to be thankful for.  One thing I am thankful for is that I have a Bible, in my possession, that I can open anytime I want,