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ENTRY 228: DEC 13-16 Paul’s Answered Prayers, House Arrest, Wrap Up Of The Book Of Acts Acts 20:3-38; Acts 21-28; Colossians; Ephesians
This entry covers FOUR days of reading and is full of insights into PAUL’S PRAYER LIFE, GOD’S WISDOM IN ANSWERING PRAYERS, TRUSTING IN GOD AND HIS ULTIMATE SOVEREIGNTY, PAUL’S LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT & DEDICATION, EXALTING GOD, PRAYER, FIGHTING PAGAN THINKING WITH SPIRITUAL THINKING, GOD’S LOVE, LIVING AS CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT, SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS, and THE ARMOUR OF GOD.
This entry covers FIVE days of reading and topics such as GRACE, FAITH, GOD’S LOVE & MERCY, and OBEDIENCE, as well as a myriad of other wonderful teachings.
Dr F LaGard Smith’s chronology places the following passage from Acts around the time Paul finished writing 2 Corinthians:
ENTRY 226: DEC 3-7 Third Missionary Journey plus The Corinthian Letters Acts 18:23-28; Acts 19; Acts 20:1; 1 & 2 Corinthians
This entry, worth FIVE days of reading, covers topics such as THE HOLY SPIRIT, “RE-BAPTISM”, BEING ENCOURAGING, UNITY, FOUNDATIONAL TEACHING, HUMILITY, SEX IN & OUT OF MARRIAGE, LEARNING FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, SPIRITUAL GIFTS, LOVE, THE RESURRECTION, COMFORT FROM GOD, FORGIVENESS, PERSPECTIVE ON AGING, FAITH, SPIRITUAL VIEWS, AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, NOT BEING YOKED, GODLY SORROW, SOWING GENEROUSLY, and AIMING FOR PERFECTION.
ENTRY 225: NOV 27-Dec 2 First Missionary Journey, The Jerusalem Council, and Paul Starts Writing Acts 13-14 Galatians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians
This is another extremely long entry; it looks at topics such as THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKING, THE EMERGENCE OF PAUL, PERSECUTION, FREEDOM IN CHRIST, FALSE DOCTRINE, SALVATION BY FAITH, BOUNDARIES, SOWING AND REAPING, BOASTING IN THE LORD, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, BEING AN ENCOURAGING LEADER, HOW PERSECUTORS WORK, GODLY MOTIVATION, GREAT RELATIONSHIPS, NOT BEING IDLE, and THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
This humongous entry, covering six days of reading, delves into THE MIRACLE OF THE DAY OF PENTECOST, THE BASICS OF PRACTICING CHRISTIANITY, HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE MAIN ACTOR IN ACTS, HOW COURAGE COMES FROM SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS, a “SIN PACT” IN MARRIAGE, HOW GROWTH CAN COME FROM GODLY PERSECUTION, BEING WILLING TO DIE FOR GOD, PREACHING THE WORD WHEREVER WE GO, KNOWING HOW TO GIVE AND RECEIVE A GODLY REBUKE WHEN NECESSARY, LESSONS ON HUMILITY AND BAPTISM FROM THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH, THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, OVERCOMING BIGOTRY, GOD’S MIRACLES, LUKE’S SENSE OF HUMOUR, and “GIVING GOD THE GLORY OR ELSE!”
ENTRY 223: NOV 17-20 Instead of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, how about “The Bad, The Ugly, The Amazingly Good, and The Miraculous”?
In this very long entry about Gethsemene, The Tomb, The Resurrection and The Ascension/ Final Instructions, good for FOUR days reading, we will cover topics such as PRAYER, SORROW, BETRAYAL, DETERMINATION, FORGIVENESS, SURRENDER, NEW BEGINNINGS, COUNTING THE COST, the MIRACLE OF THE RESURRECTION, THE GREAT COMMISSION, the SINGAPORE CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT, and TRUSTING THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, taken from Matt 26:36-75; Matt 27; Mark 14:32-72; Mark 15; Luke 22:40-71; Luke 23; John 18-19, then Matt 28:2-4; Mark 16:1-7; Luke 24:4-8; Mark 16:8; John 20:2-10; Mark 16:9; John 20:11-17; Matt 28:8-15; Luke 24:9-11; Luke 24:13-35; John 20:19; Luke 24:36-44; John
This entry, which covers TWO days of reading, examines the last few hours of Jesus’ life before He was arrested, and looks at lessons like LOVE, SERVING, MERCY GRACE, THE HOLY SPIRIT, OBEDIENCE and PEACE, including a theory that JESUS may have been CRUCIFIED ON THURSDAY, NOT FRIDAY; from Luke 21:37-38; John 12:37-50; Luke 22:7-30; John 13:1-21; Matt 26:22-25; John 13:22-35; Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38; John 14; Luke 22:35-38; Matt 26:30; John 14:31b; Matt 26:31-35; John 15-17.
This entry covers FOUR days of reading and topics such as FAITH, SURRENDER, HUMILITY, TRUE RELIGION, HYPOCRISY, WATCHFULNESS, and COMPASSION; from Mark 11:12-18; Luke 19:47-48; Matt 21:14-16; John 12:20-36; Matt 21:20-22; Mark 11:19-33; Matt 21:28-32; Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-16; Matt 21:42-46; Matt 22:1-22; Luke 20:20-26; Matt 22:23-33; Mark 12:28-34; Matt 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Matt 23; Mark 12:41-44; Mark 13:1-2; Matt 24:3; Mark 13:3-4; Matt 24:4-35; Mark 13:5-31; Luke 21:8-33; Matt 24:36-51; Mark 13:34-37; Luke 21:34-36; Matt 25, Matt 26:1-5; Matt 26:14-16; Luke 22:3-6.
This entry covers TWO days of reading and topics such as DISAPPOINTMENT IN GOD, JESUS’ LOVE, REAL CHANGE, and HUMILITY; you’ll be reading John 11; Matt 19:3-12; Mark 10:13-27; Matt 19:27-30; Mark 10:32-34; Luke 18:31-34; Matt 20:20-23; Mark 10:35-45; Luke 19:1-10; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43; Luke 19:11-28; John 11:55-57; Matt 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-13; Matt 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35; John 12:14-16; Mark 11:8-10; Luke 19:36-44; Matt 21:10-11; John 12:17-19; Mark 11:11.
ENTRY 219: NOV 6-8 The Province Of Perea Luke 13:22-35; Luke 14-16; Luke 17:20-35; Luke 17:37; Luke 18:1-14; Matt 20
This entry is good for THREE days of reading and covers the topics of COMMITMENT, HUMILITY, DISCIPLESHIP, GRACE, HYPOCRISY, GREED, MONEY, LOVE, JUDGMENT, PRAYER, Anti-TRADITION, SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS, and MERCY (kinda covers everything doesn’t it?!)