Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bible Challenge 01/13 - 01/19

Greetings All!

This week we will progress through the remainder of the Gospel of Luke and move into the last of the Gospels, John. Some of the highlights of our time in Luke this week include:
  • The parables about lost items (chap 15) 
  • Jesus and Zaccheus (chap 19) 
  • Jesus praying in the Garden (chap 22) 
  • The Crucifixion (chap 23) 
  • The Resurrection (chap 24)

The Gospel of John, written by one of the disciples, is very different than the others and so it is NOT included as a synoptic or similar Gospel. While it does mention some of the same stories of people and healings and miracles, the timeline of Jesus' ministry is different than the others and John also includes large chunks of teaching (like chapters 6, 10, and 13-16) that explain who Jesus is that are not included in any other Gospels. John is clear though about his criteria for what is included within his Gospel: "Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But THESE are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing you may have life in his name." (John 20:31)

Here is the schedule:

13, Sunday: Luke 5-8

14, Monday: Luke 9-12

15, Tuesday: Luke 13-16

16, Wednesday: Luke 17-20

17, Thursday: Luke 21-24

18, Friday: John 1-4

19, Saturday: John 5-8

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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