Bible Reading Column 2017

Dec 31 2017: Year End Review

2017 Bible Reading Plan (click to download) Throughout this year we read through the historical narratives of the Old Testament, starting with Genesis, then Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Ezra and Nehemiah. This week we read the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi.  What were some of the […]

Dec 17 2017: THE GOSPEL IN NEHEMIAH

THE GOSPEL IN NEHEMIAH* Nehemiah continues Ezra’s final glimpse of God’s people mercifully re­established in their land after the Babylonian exile and before the long, dark intertestamental period of waiting for a greater restoration and revelation of God’s deliverance. Many have noted this book’s lessons in leadership. Wise, prayerful Nehemiah leads a third group of […]

Dec 03 2017: The Gospel in Ezra

2017 Bible Reading Plan (click to download) THE GOSPEL IN EZRA*  1. Ezra and Nehemiah offer the final piece of Old Testament history, one last glimpse of God’s people living out his redemptive plan before the coming of the Messiah. God’s covenant promises are gloriously on display as this weak, struggling remnant returns to Jerusalem […]

Nov 26 2017: Introducing Ezra

2017 Bible Reading Plan (click to download) Introducing Ezra*  1. Few books are better suited for calling us to the renewal of the church than the book of Ezra. Originally, in the Hebrew canon, Ezra was combined with Nehemiah as one book. They were divided in the Christian Bible around the end of the fourth century […]