NIV March Bible Reading
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Psalms 25-28
Deuteronomy 1-2 & Matthew 1
Deuteronomy 3-4 & Matthew 2
Deuteronomy 5-6 & Matthew 3
Deuteronomy 7-8
Deuteronomy 9-10 & Matthew 4
Deuteronomy 11-12
Deuteronomy 13-14 & Matthew 5
Deuteronomy 15-16
Psalms 29-32
Deuteronomy 17-18 & Matthew 6
Deuteronomy 19-20
Deuteronomy 21-22 & Matthew 7
Deuteronomy 23-24
Deuteronomy 25-26 & Matthew 8
Deuteronomy 27-28
Deuteronomy 29-30 & Matthew 9
Deuteronomy 31-32
Deuteronomy 33-34 & Matthew 10
Psalms 33-36
Joshua 1-2 & Matthew 11
Joshua 3-4
Joshua 5-6 & Matthew [...]

NIV January Bible Reading
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Genesis 1-4
Genesis 5-8
Genesis 9-11
Genesis 12-15
Genesis 16-19
Genesis 20-23
Genesis 24-26
Genesis 27-30
Genesis 31-33
Genesis 34-37
Genesis 38-41
Genesis 42-44
Genesis 45-47
Genesis 48-50
Psalms 1-4
Psalms 5-8
Exodus 1-4
Exodus 5-7
Exodus 8-10
Exodus 11-13
Exodus 14-16
Exodus 17-19
Exodus 20-22
Psalms 9-12
Exodus 23-25
Exodus 26-28
Exodus 27-31
Exodus 32-34
Exodus 35-37
Exodus 38-40
Leviticus

Reverence
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“Do not come any closer, God said. Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5, NIV

The opening chapters of the book of Exodus represent a low point in the history of God’s people. From calling upon the name of the Lord in the early chapters of Genesis, they had come, after 400 years in Egypt, to the point where many had adopted the customs and patterns of worship of the Egyptians.

Entering the [...]

When Does the Result Justify the Means?
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Some Bible stories seem to indicate that God’s will was done by ignoring one or more of His commandments. What does this say to us? I would like our readers to suggest some answers.

In response to the lesson plan for “Two Classes of Worshipers,” one of our readers concluded (in an unpublished comment)  that “God is not such a rigid leader as we make Him out to be.” Perhaps he’s right. Perhaps God isn’t nearly as “rigid” as we make [...]

Sons of God and Sons of Men
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Image © Providence Collection from GoodSalt.com

Those who have children often wonder how two children in the same family can be so different? One child may be shy and retiring while their sibling is a social butterfly, glowing with delight when surrounded by others and always ready for a party.

When spiritual issues are at stake, parents often fret over their children. Wondering what they did wrong in raising their child when the child shows little interest in church or God, [...]

Never Give Up
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“because she thought, If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Mark 5:28, NIV

Twelve years before, two events had taken place that would come together later on a single day in Jesus’ ministry.  At that time, Jesus himself was a young man still working in Joseph’s carpenter shop in Nazareth. He had not yet been baptized by John. He had not called any disciples. Few thought of him as anything but Joseph and Mary’s son, one of several [...]

The importance of families
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“Be very careful, then, how you live— not as unwise but as wise,” Ephesians 5:15, NIV”

It has often been said that the first four of the Ten Commandments is about honoring God, and the last six are about honoring others. How interesting then that right at the head of the last six God places family. Family is meant for a blessing and God associates well-functioning families with long life. That is because family members [...]

The Wedding Garment
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“Then the angel said to me, Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ And he added, These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:9, NIV

Who doesn’t love a wedding? Not long ago, the entire world watched enthralled as Prince William and Kate Middleton were joined in a royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. Some referred to it as the “perfect wedding.” Soon all who have chosen to have a relationship with Jesus will [...]

11. The wedding garment – Discussion starters
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S T O R Y

When Prince William and Kate Middleton began planning their royal wedding, people all over England began clamoring for the honor of attending this lavish event.

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife were high on the list of non-relatives invited to attend. Other notables included the performer Sir Elton John, soccer player David Beckham and his fashion designer wife Victoria, filmmaker Guy Ritchie, soul singer Joss Stone, and reigning monarchs from Denmark, Belgium, Bulgaria, Lesotho, Norway, and [...]

Come apart and rest a while
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The Protestant work ethic has combined with the Internet and roaming devices like the iPad to fill our lives with work. I no longer have to work from 9 till 5! I can start at 4.00am,  and I can work till midnight. I can be at home, shopping, on holiday, with the grand-kids and I can log into my College network and do some work. One of my tasks is to administer Moodle – the College’s on-line learning system. I [...]