Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bible Challenge 11/02 - 11/08

Greetings All!

This week's reading has us finishing up Mark, the second of the four Gospels in the New Testament and getting several chapters into Luke. Over 40% of the Gospel of Mark focuses upon the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus' final week.

The Gospel of Luke is the first part of a two-part book written by the same author. The first part is an account of Jesus' life; the second part, the book of Acts, is an account of the early life of the church. The author Luke was a physician who was a traveling companion of Paul on some of his missionary journeys. He addresses the books of Luke and Acts to Theophilus, probably a Gentile that was either a new believer or someone who wanted to know more about Jesus (theophilus means "lover of God"). Luke elaborates on a lot of the information from Matthew and Mark, including more parables and more stories about Jesus' interactions with people which show his interest in the non-Jewish world and the poor.

Here is the schedule:

2: Mark 4-7

3: Mark 8-11

4: Mark 12-15

5: Mark 16; Luke 1-3

6: Luke 4-7

7: Luke 8-11

8: Luke 12-15

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

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