Significance of the Sabbath
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Too often, discussions about the importance or relevance of the Sabbath focus on what to do (or not to do) on the Sabbath. This inevitably leads to arguments which are usually unproductive.

Instead of the Do/Don’t aspect of the Sabbath, let us briefly consider its significance and relevance to us today.

The Sabbath reminds us about who God is…

The Sabbath is not just about Creation (which happened a long time ago). Yes, God is the Creator, and remembering that is very important. […]

Personal Worship
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In a previous post I commented on three types of worship, including personal worship, and some have asked me to expand on the latter. Personal worship has come under some scrutiny recently with the rise in interest in “spiritual formation.”  The topic is quite relevant to the lesson on Conformity, Compromise and Crisis in Worship because it touches on the issues of conformity and compromise. Rather than criticize the compromise, let me emphasize those aspects of personal worship that I think […]

What Are We Compromising?
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Before we take this week’s lesson title (Conformity, Compromise and Crisis in Worship) as an excuse to proscribe forms of worship that we do not like, we need to consider worship in its wider context. There are three aspects of worship (Yes I am well aware that my classification is not the only one but this one helps me)

Personal worship: this is the time that we spend by ourselves in prayer, study and meditation
Community worship: this is the time that […]

NIV December Bible Reading
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[ January] [February] [ March] [ April] [ May] [ June] [ July]
[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Micah 6-7 & 2 Peter 1
Nahum 1-3 & 2 Peter 2
Habakkuk 1-3 & 2 Peter 3
Psalm 139-142
Zephaniah 1-3 & 1 John 1
Haggai 1-2 & 1 John 2
Zechariah 1-3 & 1 John 3
Zechariah 4-6 & 1 John 4
Zechariah 7-9 & 1 John 5
Zechariah 10-12 & 2 John
Zechariah 13-14 & 3 John
Malachi 1-4 & Jude
Psalm 143-146
Daniel 1-2
Daniel 3-4
Daniel 5-6
Daniel 7-8
Daniel 9-10
Daniel […]

NIV November Bible Reading
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[ January] [February] [ March] [ April] [ May] [ June] [ July]
[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Ezekiel 7-9 & Titus 1
Ezekiel 10-12 & Titus 2
Ezekiel 13-15 & Titus 3
Ezekiel 16-18 & Philemon
Psalm 127-130
Psalm 131-134
Ezekiel 19-21 & Hebrews 1
Ezekiel 22-24 & Hebrews 2
Ezekiel 25-27 & Hebrews 3
Ezekiel 28-30 & Hebrews 4
Ezekiel 31-33 & Hebrews 5
Ezekiel 34-36 & Hebrews 6
Ezekiel 37-39 & Hebrews 7
Ezekiel 40-42 & Hebrews 8
Ezekiel 43-45 & Hebrews 9
Ezekiel 46-48 & Hebrews 10
Hosea 1-3 […]

NIV October Bible Reading
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[ January] [February] [ March] [ April] [ May] [ June] [ July]
[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Isaiah 52-54 & Ephesians 6
Isaiah 55-57 Philippians 1
Psalms 115-118
Isaiah 58-60 & Philippians 2
Isaiah 61-63 & Philippians 3
Isaiah 64-66 & Philippians 4
Jeremiah 1-3 & Colossians 1
Jeremiah 4-6 & Colossians 2
Jeremiah 7-9 & Colossians 3
Jeremiah 10-12 & Colossians 4
Psalm 119
Psalms 120-122
Jeremiah 13-15 & 1 Thessalonians 1
Jeremiah 16-18 & 1 Thessalonians 2
Jeremiah 19-21 & 1 Thessalonians 3
Jeremiah 22-24 & 1 Thessalonians 4
Jeremiah […]

NIV September Bible Reading
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Proverbs 28-29 NIV & 1 Corinthians 15 NIV
Proverbs 30-31 NIV & 1 Corinthians 16 NIV
Ecclesiastes 1-3 NIV & 2 Corinthians 1 NIV
Ecclesiastes 4-6 NIV & 2 Corinthians 2 NIV
Ecclesiastes 7-9 NIV & 2 Corinthians 3 NIV
Ecclesiastes 10-12 NIV
Psalms 105-107 NIV
Psalms 108-110 NIV
Song of Songs 1-2 NIV & 2 Corinthians 4 NIV
Song of Songs 3-4 NIV & 2 Corinthians 5 NIV
Song of Songs 5-6 NIV & […]

NIV August Bible Reading
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[ January] [February] [ March] [ April] [ May] [ June] [ July]
[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Esther 8-10 & Romans 3
Psalms 93-96
Job 1-3 & Romans 4
Job 4-6 & Romans 5
Job 7-9 & Romans 6
Job 10-12 & Romans 7
Job 13-15 & Romans 8
Job 16-18 & Romans 9
Job 19-21 & Romans 10
Psalms 97-100
Job 22-24 & Romans 11
Job 25-27 & Romans 12
Job 28-30 & Romans 13
Job 31-33 & Romans 14
Job 34-36 & Romans 15
Job 37-39 & Romans 16
Job […]

NIV July Bible Reading
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[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

2 Chronicles 9-10 & Acts 3
2 Chronicles 11-12 & Acts 4
2 Chronicles 13-14 & Acts 5
2 Chronicles 15-16 & Acts 6
Psalms 81-84
2 Chronicles 17-18 & Acts 7
2 Chronicles 19-20 & Acts 8
2 Chronicles 21-22 & Acts 9
2 Chronicles 23-24 & Acts 10
2 Chronicles 25-26 & Acts 11
2 Chronicles 27-28 & Acts 12
2 Chronicles 29-30 & Acts 13
2 Chronicles 31-32 […]

NIV June Bible Reading
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[ January] [February] [ March] [ April] [ May] [ June] [ July]
[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

2 Kings 7-8 & Mark 16
2 Kings 9-10 & Luke 1
2 Kings 11-12 & Luke 2
2 Kings 13-14 & Luke 3
2 Kings 15-16 & Luke 4
2 Kings 17-18 & Luke 5
2 Kings 19-20 & Luke 6
Psalms 69-72
2 Kings 21-22 & Luke 7
2 Kings 23-25 & Luke 8
1 Chronicles 1-2 & Luke 9
1 Chronicles 3-4 & Luke 10
1 Chronicles 5-6 […]