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1 Peter 3- 1 John 1- How was the Bible put together? Can we trust it?๐Ÿง

Hello New Testament Readers!! I hope you are enjoying your week so far!   Have you noticed we only have a few more books to go and then we are done with the whole New  Testament?   Keep up the reading!!!  Persevere! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here are the links from this past Tuesday: History portion: Sharon's talk: Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!!   ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐ŸŒฏ ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ’š ❣️

Hebrews 7-13- Persevere!!!

Hello New Testament Readers!! Can you believe how far we have come in our reading?!  We are done with Hebrews and now we only have 8 books left before we are finished with the whole New Testament!!! Wow! Here are the links to the talks done today.  The bottom line, to both talks, is the same the writer of Hebrews gave....persevere!!! History portion:             Kims talk: Have fun reading James through the start of 1 Peter and have a great week!  ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜‹

2 Tim., Titus, Philemon & Hebrew through ch.6- Who are the Hebrews anyway??

Hello to all you New Testament Readers!! Here are the links to yesterday's talks. The history portion talks about who the "Hebrews" are. Sharon's portion is a good review of who Jesus is! May God bless your reading this week as we continue in Hebrews! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

2 Thessalonians 3--1 Timothy 6-> Watch for Satan's tactic #2!!

Happy Holy Week to all of you New Testament Readers!! Wow! The week of reading had a lot in it! But, that's not surprising. Each verse of God's word is chuck full of good stuff!  It's so glad we are doing this reading so that we can heed Paul's advice to Timothy, to watch for false doctrine (1:3-5).  How are we to watch for it if we don't know correct doctrine?   That is why reading the Bible every day is paramount to increase our understanding of "doctrine". Paul says, if we persevere in them (correct doctrine) we will save both ourselves and others!!  I want to encourage you (like Michelle reminds us to do in her talk) that you are doing the best thing by being in your Bible more than other human writers.   Good job and kept going! We only have 9 weeks left of the reading plan!! History/Religion lesson: Michele's talks of encouragement:

1 & 2 Thessalonians- Satan only needs to use two tricks!!

 Hello Fellow New Testament Readers! We are in Thessalonians and there is sooooo much to get out of these letters!  Hope you enjoy the videos if you so chose to watch them! The history portion talks about Satan's tactics Kim gives a great reminder of the hope we have in Christ:

Philippians 2 through Colossians 4- Yes, there is a hell!๐Ÿ˜ณ

Hello New Testament Readers! Here are the links from Tuesday.  The history portion talks about fire and brimstone!  ๐Ÿ˜ณ Judy's talk is on being thankful even during the hard times. ๐Ÿ˜Œ Have a great week reading 1 & 2 Thessalonians!! ☘️๐Ÿ’š☘️ ๐Ÿ’š☘️๐Ÿ’š☘️๐Ÿ’š☘️๐Ÿ’š☘️๐Ÿ’š☘️๐Ÿ’š

Ephesians 1 through Philippians 1- Women have been highjacked!

Hello New Testament  Readers! Here is the link to today's talk for the history portion of the day at CBR. Sorry it is a little longer than normal.  It was just so full of lots of good info, I didn't know how to make it shorter. Let me know your thoughts when yo are done watching!! Have a great week!

2 Corinthians 13 -> Galatians 6- Do you know a heart?

Happy Tuesday to all of you! How fun to be in a new month!  ☘️๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€ How are you doing with the reading?   Are  you keeping up?  I hope so!!! Spring is just around the corner!  That means summer is coming and I LOVE SUMMER!  ๐Ÿ˜„   ๐Ÿ– History portion: Devotion portion: Today we start reading Ephesians.   Have fun with that and talk tp ya soon!! ๐Ÿ’š Anita

2 Corinthians 6-12 - There is MORE to learn from our suffering!!

Hello New Testament Readers!! I was out of town this week so I was not a part of Community Bible Reading.  However, I am keeping up on the reading!! How about you?  Are you keeping up?  I alos watched these videos and they are good!! Here are the links to the morning. Hope you enjoy! CBR #21- History portion with Judy: CBR #21-2 Corinthians 6-12--Kim speaks on Suffering part 2

1 Corinthians 15 -->2 Corinthians 5 - Suffering has a purpose!

Hello New Testament Readers!!!  ๐Ÿ“– Today was a "re-introduction" sort of day at CBR  We have had many new-comers to over the weeks, so I thought it would be good to take some time to reintroduce the (growing) steering team and small group leaders. In addition, I wanted to remind everyone that CBR is a "Bible Reading", which is different than a Bible Study.  Our group time is meant to be like a "book club" where we share what we got out of the reading.  God's word is powerful, alive and active! What an awesome opportunity to share with others what  God impressed on you, yet also use the time to seek clarification to what he says in His word.  Together we are "iron sharpening iron" (Prov. 27:17)  ⚔️ So, there is  no  "history" portion for today.   One of the new members of the speaking team is Judy Starr. ๐Ÿ’ซ  We are so blessed to add her to the rotation!   She did her talk on "suffering", (something we can all relate to) and

1 Corinthians 8-14- Bloody Mary? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Hello New Testament Readers!! Here are the links from yesterdays CBR: The history portion gets into the Blood Mary. Sharon focuses on the unique gifts God gives us. Have fun reading 1 Corinthians 15- 2 Corinthians 5.  I look forward to seeing you next week, and in the meantime have fun celebrating the one's you love on Valentines this Sunday!!  ❤️๐Ÿ’›❤️๐Ÿ’›❤️ Anita

1 Corinthians 1->7- Rewards!

I have a confession. I love to ski! ๐ŸŽฟ And when a trip comes up, I get so carried away in planning and going, I forget other things!! That is my excuse  for completely forgetting  to send out the links to last Tuesday’s talk History portion was a Q/A time r/t "rewards": Michelle talked on division in the church and Paul emphasizing "Christ crucified" in his teaching. Have a wonderful rest of your week reading 1 Cor. 8-14! ๐ŸŒทAnita

Romans 10- 1Cor. 1-Interpreting scripture is affected by your “googles”

Sorry this post is a little late!  This week, at CBR, was a Q/A time related to the reading we have done so far. But, since the questions that came in where pretty profound, only one question was addressed. Haha!!  Let me know what you think of the answer!! Kim’s talk does a great job of explaining what “dying to self” means. Happy Reading!! 

Romans 3-9- Faith is key!!

I talked a little about how the first chapter of Romans changed the life of Martin Luther, which in turn, changed many lives.  God's plan for us is powerful!!  All you need is faith in order to participate in that plan, as Sharon pointed out. Yet, with all the commentaries out there, understanding scripture can get complicated. I give an ever so brief explanation for two  different views on interpretation scripture and how those views can affect our interpretation. If you have anything to add, I would love to hear it in the comment section!  I hope you enjoy the videos.    History portion: Sharon's portion of faith: I hope your reading is going well!   Have a great week!

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰   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!!