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- January 29th - Luke 16- John 15
Happy Sunday to you fellow New Testament readers! Today we finished John 15. I feel I picked the appropriate mug for my latte while reading John since this Gospel is known as the “Love” Gospel based on John 3:16. So what stood out to you in this week in the reading? For me, I pondered what the thief said while on the cross. Like I posted last week, I have been noticing all the references to “the Kingdom of God” being near and “the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” (Matthew 16:28). Kingdom, Kingdom, Kingdom- it’s all about the kingdom of Jesus!! So, when I pondered what the thief said, I thought, “Wow! He really understood who Jesus was!” This past Tuesday we read Luke 23. Remember the exchange the two thieves had while hanging on the cross? One was teasing, yet the other had a godly ‘fear of the Lord’. The latter ended the exchange by saying, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” (vs.42). Wow! He really got it!!! His understanding and faith that Jesus was ruler of a heavenly kingdom was a perfect example for us to follow. When we put our faith in Jesus, we enter into his kingdom, his reign, that is going on NOW. We are to be obedient to our new ruler, as we read today in John 14:23. We are no longer slaves to this world, but slaves to Jesus (Romans 6:22). We are either in one kingdom or the other; two kingdoms, two different rulers (Matt. 6:24). The thief proclaimed his belief in the kingdom of Jesus (as we all should according to Matt. 10:32) and we know he was rewarded for that faith by the response Jesus gave to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43. The Kingdom of Jesus is now! When I started to think like this, that is, his kingdom is now, not some future event, I had to smile when I read (with new understanding) the sign that Pilate posted: “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS” Do you know that each one of the Gospel writers included that written sign in their account of the crucifixion? John also adds that the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek (19:20). The writers all wanted to be perfectly clear-Jesus is the King! This is not a future event. It is now! We, like the thief have been invited into that kingdom by what Christ did on that cross. That's exciting!! I can’t wait to hear Jesus say to me, well done my faithful servant! Now come here, daughter, and join me in paradise!! !😊🙌🏻woo woo!🙌🏻
- January 25th
I can't believe I forgot to post on Sunday! But, at least I haven't forgotten to read! I am current on the reading plan. How about you? I am reviewing my extremely short notes that I make after each chapter and I noticed how much talk there is of the “kingdom of God” (Luke 8:10, 9:6, 11:20, 12:31,13:20 & 28,14:50, 17:21) Jesus saying, “the kingdom of God has come upon you” (11:20), and “the kingdom of God is within you” (17:21), both really stood out to me. The kingdom if God is a NOW thing! I just keep pondering that! I guess I just had it in my brain that i'ts just a future thing....so I am experiencing a paradigm shift! As Christians, we are in the Kingdom of Jesus now!! Our baptism symbolizes that we leave Satan's kingdom and enter Jesus's kingdom. I love that!! I have even spotted more "kingdom of God" sentences in this weeks reading (19:11& 21:31). Have you seen any I didn't mention? I love this fast paced reading just for reasons like this, seeing continuity of thought that I would miss if I was reading the same section over a longer period of time. I hope you are enjoying it too!!
- January 15, 2023
Hello and happy Sunday to you! How is your reading going? I hope you have been able to find the time in your day, to establish a routine and read three chapters. If you printed out the reading plan from my blog under the tab "reading plans" you may have noticed that on day 10 we just had one chapter to read as well as day 16. So, today before you go to bed you should have finished Mark 15 but if not, tomorrow can act as catch up day of sorts. Do you believe in spiritual warfare? I pondered when reading in Mark how people brought their loved ones to Jesus to have evil spirits kicked out (7:25, 9:17), but also, the demons came to Jesus themselves (Mark 1:23, 5:1). I guess they couldn't help being drawn to Jesus to see what was going to happen, since they knew he was the Son of God (5:7). This week, I felt like demons were drawn over to my house to see how Jesus was working. It seemed like a spiritual battle was taking place and YOU were involved!! YOU said you wanted to join me in the reading. That is God working in your heart, drawing you to himself. Well, the demons saw that response from you and wanted to stop that feom happening. How do I know that? Several of you said you didn't get any emails from me as to next steps for how and when to start the reading. Instead of being able to investigate the matter, my whole computer froze up! After hours with tech support, I ended up needing to bring my computer into the Apple store and leaving it there over night! Now my external hardware is transfering all my data back onto my computer. I have been unable to do anything about the blog site for 5 days! But, God is still working! I know you are reading with me. Maybe you got a little behind, but I am confident you are still eager to read God's Word and will forge on! God is more powerful than any computer demon! 😛 However, need to remember that some demons can only come out by prayer (9:29) so, I pray for you that if any demon, that may be keeping you from reading, will be driven away by the power of Jesus! Amen!! Have a great week!!
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Home Blog Reading Plans About Welcome to Walking With the Way The best way to walk with Jesus is to know His Word. If you jopin me on the current reading plan we can be walking with The Way together! You can jump in at any time!It's never too late to start! Read More Subscribe Form Join Thanks for subscribing! January 29th - Luke 16- John 15 Happy Sunday to you fellow New Testament readers! Today we finished John 15. I feel I picked the appropriate mug for my latte while... January 25th I can't believe I forgot to post on Sunday! But, at least I haven't forgotten to read! I am current on the reading plan. How about... January 15, 2023 Hello and happy Sunday to you! How is your reading going? I hope you have been able to find the time in your day, to establish a routine...
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Videos from Community Bible Reading (2021) If you are reading a certain section and wanna hear some thoughts from me on that section, find the video and take a look. 1 The Gospels Matthew and Mark Matthew part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHB42d4sDU Matthew part 2: https://youtu.be/bR17j6pwFoc Matthew part 3: https://youtu.be/zmwSy_otQLU Mark part 1: https://youtu.be/Pw81ELCR2cQ Mark part 2: https://youtu.be/buIY-sRyqvQ Mark part 3:https://youtu.be/T7sleuy62Vg 2 Luke, John Acts Luke 6-12: https://youtu.be/adee0vEITxk The Trinity:https://youtu.be/g1ofidv-n8g John 1-9 Festivals:https://youtu.be/RZokQjpkF-Q John 10-16-The Temple: https://youtu.be/8sCUXKwSdoo John 17- Acts 2- Joy: https://youtu.be/QOTLe2uRvT8 Acts 3-23- Hx of Festival Weeks: https://youtu.be/yMavvFN_ESY Acts-Romans: the Torah: https://youtu.be/xH8kyXp2HzY 3 Romans & Corinthians Romans 3-9: https://youtu.be/TR7WvqjrSZw Romans 10-16 Q &A time: https://youtu.be/kyVWnT36aSE 1 Corinthians - Rewards: https://youtu.be/jYNX3MRwENk 1 Corinthians- Hx of Bloody Mary: https://youtu.be/aMHS1r93Cuk 4 Galatians- Creeds: https://youtu.be/MNNCWsvyNiM Ephesians- Women have been hijacked: https://youtu.be/vkZjDs6euek Philippians-Colossians- Yup, a Hell!: https://youtu.be/iLJhtVc4rSY Thessalonians- Satan's tactics #1: https://youtu.be/AOGkPaPXlMA 2 Timothy- Satan's tactic #2:https://youtu.be/vZph2FcL91g 5 Hebrews: part 1: https://youtu.be/t59hhtwlk5Y Hebrews part 2: https://youtu.be/zdN2zSZruNw James- Cognitive Dissonance: https://youtu.be/mUIgmzscn8M Peter- Canonization: https://youtu.be/-7egmkVaVIs Revelation -Eschatology part 1: https://youtu.be/dz-Dv4Ecxws Revelation- The Millennium?: https://youtu.be/-9SzsO4xWBI Revelation chs. 12-22: https://youtu.be/juufJ6Pjex4