Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bible Challenge 12/23 - 12/29

Greetings All!

With only six days of reading this week, we'll be finished with the last three books of the New Testament!

Here is some background information to give light to your reading this week:

III John - The final letter is another private one addressed to Gaius to commend a party of Christians who had gone on a mission to preach the Gospel, to encourage him and to warn him of a group of other believers who are not cooperating.

Jude - This book is often attributed to one of Jesus' brothers. This 25 verse letter was composed as an encyclical letter - not directed at any one church but rather intended to be circulated and read in all churches. Addressed to Christians in general, it warns about the doctrine of certain errant teachers. Many examples of evildoers and warnings about their fates are given in some of the most strongly worded language in the New Testament. The letter concludes with a doxology (short hymn of praise), one of the highest in quality in the Bible.

Revelation - Also attributed to John the disciple and probably written during John's exile at Patmos, this book is the piece of apocalyptic literature in the New Testament, a genre that relies heavily on visions and symbolism (like Daniel in the Old Testament).

23, Sunday: III John, Jude, Revelation 1-2

24, Monday: Revelation 3-6

25, Tuesday: No Reading - Merry Christmas!

26, Wednesday: Revelation 7-10

27, Thursday: Revelation 11-14

28, Friday: Revelation 15-18

29, Saturday: Revelation 19-22

May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing and most importantly the living out of His holy word. Amen.

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