Monthly Archives: April 2017

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April 30 reading: 1 Samuel 4-6; 1 Corinthians 5-6

1 Samuel 4-6

1 Samuel 4 Philistines capture the Ark, Death of Eli

1 Samuel 5 The Ark of Ashdod and Ekron

1 Samuel 6 The Ark returned to Israel, magis

1 Corinthians 5-6

1 Corinthians 5: Paul condemns spiritual pride

1 Corinthians 6: Avoiding lawsuits with Christians, to have such lawsuits is a defeat, why not accept the injustice, avoinding sexual sin, God bought you with a high price.

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April 29 reading: 1 Samuel 2-3; 1 Corinthians 3-4

1 Samuel 2-3

1 Samuel 2 Hannah’s prayer, Eli’s wicked sons, prophecy against the house of Eli

1 Samuel 3 The Lord speaks to Samuel, Samuel speaks for the Lord, “Yes, your servant is listening.”

1 Corinthians 3-4

1 Corinthians 3: On divisions in the church, Personality cults, Let no one boast in men, Ego? Self-worth? My relationship with Christ is sufficient,

1 Corinthians 4: Paul and the Corinthians

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April 28 reading: Ruth 4-1 Samuel 1; 1 Corinthians 1-2

Ruth 4-1 Samuel 1

Ruth 4 Boaz marries Ruth, genealogy of David

1 Samuel 1 The birth of Samuel, Hannah dedicates Samuel

1 Corinthians 1-2

1 Corinthians 1: Greetings from Paul, he made you holy, Paul gives thanks to God, invited into wonderful friendship w/Jesus, divisions in the church, the wisdom of God, God made Christ to be wisdom.

1 Corinthians 2: paul preaches wisdom, to the worldly at first, to those who know Christ, “We have the mind of Christ.”

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April 27 reading: Ruth 1-3; Romans 16

Ruth 1-3

Ruth 1 Naomi and Ruth, a rare bond of love, tough love

Ruth 2 Ruth meets Boaz, caring for the poor, hard worker, going to live with a people you do not know

Ruth 3 Ruth and Boaz at the threshing floor, Ruth made herself ready to offer her life to Boaz, it seems nothing happened even though a risky offer.

Romans 16

Romans 16: Paul greets his friends, Paul’s final instructions

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April 22 reading: Judges 12-14; Romans 7-8

 

Judges 12-14

Judges 12 Jephtah and Ephraim, Ibzan, Elon and Abdon say, “Sibboleth”, Civil War 42,000 died.

Judges 13 Philistine oppression, Samson, a Nazirite, angel of the Lord ascended in the flame, “We are going to die, we’ve seen God”, the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him

Judges 14 Samson’s marriage to a Philistine, this was from the Lord, tore a lion apart, Eater something to eat, Samson’s wife gets the answer, “If you had not plowed with my heifer…”

Romans 7-8

Romans 7: No longer bound to the Law, God’s law reveals our sin, Struggling with sin,

Romans 8: Life in the Spirit, the future glory, nothing can separate us from God’s love

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April 21 reading: Judges 10-11; Romans 6

In the Old Testament

Tola, Jair, Jephthah. – Judges 10

Jephthah, “the son of another woman,” the Gileadite was a mighty warrior, reviewing the taking of Ammonite country, foolish vow to give burnt sacrifice of his daughter, fight Ephraim. – Judges 11

In the New Testament

Sin’s power is broken, freedom to obey God.- Romans 6

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