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Greetings, since we have been at this a month and a half, I thought I would change how I have been commenting.  Up until now I have sort of been doing whatever I wanted each day.  However now I would like a more systematic approach, because there are many ways to study the scriptures—and all can be helpful.  So I would like to model some of the ways you can read the Bible each week.  My idea is to have a different type of Bible study technique used each day, you than both know what to expect and what can think about these types of Bible study techniques even when I am not using it on that day.

Please go ahead and read the blogpost about it for full details but here is the brief schedule.

Sunday: Questions

Monday: Salvation History

Tuesday: Historical Criticism

Wednesday: Reader Response

Thursday: Law and Gospel

Friday: Textual Criticism

Saturday:  Sabbath—just read and pray

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  • The ways of studying Scripture

    December 16, 2017

    Greetings, since we have been at this a month and a half, I thought I would change how I have been commenting.  Up until now I have sort of been doing whatever I wanted each day.  However now I would like a more systematic approach, because there are many ways to study the scriptures—and all can be helpful.  So I would like...

  • Dec16Sat

    December 16 Day 46

    December 16, 2017

    [Heb 11:1-22 RSV] 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the men of old received divine approval. 3 By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable...

  • December 15 Day 45

    December 15, 2017

    [Heb 10:19-39 RSV] 19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way which he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with...

  • Dec14Thu

    December 14 Day 44

    December 14, 2017

    [Heb 9:23-28 RSV] 23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our...

  • December 13 Day 43

    December 13, 2017

    [Heb 9:1-22 RSV] 1 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tent was prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence; it is called the Holy Place. 3 Behind the second curtain stood a tent called the Holy of Holies, 4 having the golden altar of...

  • Dec12Tue

    December 12 Day 42

    December 12, 2017

    [Heb 8:1-13 RSV] 1 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent which is set up not by man but by the Lord. 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; hence it is...

  • December 11 Day 41

    December 11, 2017

    [Heb 7:1-28 RSV] 1 For this Melchiz'edek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him; 2 and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. 3 He...

  • December 10 Day 40

    December 10, 2017

    [Heb 6:13-20 RSV] 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." 15 And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. 16 Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final...

  • Dec9Sat

    December 9th Day 39

    December 9, 2017

    [Heb 4:14-16 RSV] 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw...

  • Dec9Sat

    December 8 Day 38

    December 9, 2017

    [Heb 3:1-19 RSV] 1 Therefore, holy brethren, who share in a heavenly call, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession. 2 He was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in God's house. 3 Yet Jesus has been counted worthy of as much more glory than Moses as the builder of a house has more honor than...

Reading Through the Bible

Celebration of the 500 year anniversary of the reformation

We are reading through the Bible in order to celebrate the anniversary of the reformation, we would invite you to join us where ever we are, or you could just start reading daily.  Remember Luther wanted to get Scripture into the hand of everyone so they would grow to know God better.  Join us!