Archive for Daily Readings

Paul’s gifts as an orator are beginning to blossom. With power and grace he calls out some of the leaders on their inconsistencies, and presents himself as the classic example of someone who could not have been justified but through the grace of Jesus.

There are no good guys and no bad guys. There are just people saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the question: What is going on in Galatia?.

Sunday: Living by Faith, Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21

Monday: Welcome to the Galatians, Galatians 1:1-12
Tuesday: Paul Defends His Apostleship, Galatians 1:18-24
Wednesday: Paul and the Other Apostles, Galatians 2:1-10
Thursday: God’s Promise to Abraham, Galatians 3:10-18
Friday: The Purpose of the Law, Galatians 3:19-22
Saturday: Paul Reprimands the Galatians, Galatians 4:8-20

 

The disciples’ mission is now springing up everywhere, this time in the middle of the desert, with a high-ranking foreign official. What will this Ethiopian say when Philip reveals to him the astounding truth of the scriptures?

There is a God-shaped hole in each of us that can only be filled by God.

 

Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up question, How is the apostles’ preaching beginning to spread throughout the world?

Sunday: Ethiopian Comes to Believe, Acts 8:26-39

Monday: The Death of Herod, Acts 12:20-25
Tuesday: Barnabas and Paul Commissioned, Acts 13:1-3
Wednesday: The Apostles Preach in Cyprus, Acts 13:4-12
Thursday: Paul and Barnabas in Iconium, Acts 14:1-7
Friday: Paul and Barnabas in Lystra and Derbe, Acts 14:8-20
Saturday: Return to Antioch in Syria, Acts 14:21-28

 

Introducing Stephen, a man of spirit and grace who seems to speak with the authority of God. The powerful are known for attracting attention, but it may not be the sort that Stephen would have wanted. How far are Jesus’ followers willing to go?

Sometimes the proclamation of truth is dangerous.

Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up question, What happened to apostles that preached Jesus?

Sunday: Stephen’s Witness, Acts 6:1 – 7:2a, 44-60

Monday: Saul Persecutes the Church, Acts 8:1-25
Tuesday: The Conversion of Saul, Acts 9:1-19a
Wednesday: Saul Preaches in Damascus, Acts 9:19b-31
Thursday: Peter and Cornelius, Acts 10:1-33
Friday: Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit, Acts 10:34-48
Saturday: Peter in Prison, Acts 12:1-19