Friday, July 16, 2010

Session 7 - The Bible in 90 Days

Wow, we are over half way done. This has been a wonderful experience so far. A huge commitment but well worth it. There is a verse that says Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. I want to grow my faith and I believe it can be accomplished by reading through the bible every 90 days. That is my intention. What about you? Do you desire to grow your faith? Have you been reading? Are you up to date. *Looks Around* Shhhh... don't tell anyone, but I'm managing to stay a week behind. [whispers] BUT - that is OUR little secret! I know you'll keep that to yourself! ;)

Reading Schedule for the Week:

  • Day 43 Psalm 89:14 - Psalm 108:13

  • Day 44 Psalm 109:1 - Psalm 134:3

  • Day 45 Psalm 135:1 - Proverbs 6:35

  • Day 46 Proverbs 7:1 - Proverbs 20:21

  • Day 47 Proverbs 20:22 - Ecclesiastes 2:26

  • Day 48 Ecclesiastes - 3:1 - Song of Soloman 8:14

  • Day 49 Isaiah 1:1 - Isaiah 12:22

Books You'll Encounter This Week:

Proverbs: This is a book of pithy sayings that highlight general principles about how to live wisely.

Ecclesiastes: This book is written by a wise "teacher" and contains a discourse on the meaninglessness of life, even for those who live lives of privilege. With this blead stage set, the teacher concludes the book by pointing to teh only true souce of meaning and hope.

Song of Solomon: Where Ecclesiastes contains some depressing thoughts, Song of Solomon is an iptimistic celebration fo love. Various interpretations see it as a love poem between lovers, a representation of Christ's love for the Church, or an illustration of God's love for his people.

Isaiah: Prophesying during the reigns of the later kings of Judah, Isaiah warns friends and foes alike. He foretells the coming of Christ, praises the Lord's faithfulness and offers comfort to God's people.

Looking forward to Jesus: foretelling Christ's Birth Isaiah 7:14 & Foretelling Christ as Savior Isaiah 54:4-6

Think about it:

1. As you read Job, a book in which Job's friends comfort him by advising him on the reasons for his distress, did you agree with any of the arguments made by his friends?

2. Have you ever felt a bit like Job? When in distress where have you gone for solutions? Friends, family, prayer, gym, self-help book, bar? All of these? Now that you are reading through the bible and have done so for several weeks, will the places you search for solutions change?

3. Did you notice that God is never mentioned in the book of Esther? Even so, there are examples of His work throughout. Can you list some?

4. Job is often associated with suffering and patience. Can you build a case supporting the contention that this book is about faith?

5. What is your favorite Psalm? What is significant about it for you?

6. Did the reading this week impact your thoughts on a current event or personal experience you are currently going through.

Click here to Listen to the Bible as you read it.

This Weeks Study Guide. There is good stuff here, don't pass this by!

Here is the audio lesson . (You'll need to log in!)

Please listen the lessons. I have the dvd's but can't post them here...copyright rules. We can discuss what you heard here as well. Listen while you cook, clean or are just taking time to enjoy this journey. I hope you'll take advantage of this free resource. Listen towards the end of the 7 day time frame, as THIS would be what we would be watching/discussing if we were to be meeting weekly.

If you are seeing this for the first time, we started on June 1st, but you can start right now, just go to Session 1 and begin. Here is the main information page as well.


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