How Did the Boy Jesus Learn the Scriptures?
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Since this interesting question came up in our comments, I did a little research. And it leads me to conclude that the contemporaries of Christ were far more literate than we like to give them credit for.

Now I’m not an expert in history or biblical languages, nor a mathematician, but I’m thinking that we can draw a few deductions from the biblical story and other sources. The Bible demonstrates that Christ had an intimate knowledge of the Scriptures as early [...]

I Love Simple
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Image © Sally Weimer from GoodSalt.com

Image © Sally Weimer from GoodSalt.com

I love simple. Everything I own fits in the back of a small U-Haul truck with plenty of space left over. Still, about twice a year, I go through my apartment just looking for things to throw away to keep life simple and clutter free.

When I was a kid I loved Taco Bell. Back then they had 7 items on the menu board, and that was all I needed. I would choose the bean [...]

Obedience and Christian Living
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By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8 NKJV)

He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36 NASB)

For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but [...]

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

Proverbs 28-29 & 1 Corinthians 15
Proverbs 30-31 & 1 Corinthians 16
Ecclesiastes 1-3 & 2 Corinthians 1
Ecclesiastes 4-6 & 2 Corinthians 2
Ecclesiastes 7-9 & 2 Corinthians 3
Ecclesiastes 10-12
Psalms 105-107
Psalms 108-110
Song of Songs 1-2 & 2 Corinthians 4
Song of Songs 3-4 & 2 Corinthians 5
Song of Songs 5-6 & 2 Corinthians 6
Song of Songs 7-8 & 2 Corinthians 7
Isaiah 1-3 & [...]

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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[ January] [February] [ March] [ April] [ May] [ June] [ July]
[ 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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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 [...]