New Testament Reading Guide -March 12-18, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? 1 Corinthians 7:25-31 What is Paul’s advice to those who are single? Married? We normally see singleness as a ‘problem’ to be solved. How does Paul view it? Why does Paul encourage single people to stay single, even though he says it is not a sin to get …

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New Testament Reading Guide -March 5-11, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? 1 Corinthians 4:8-21 Read this portion of Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church keeping in mind that this church was among the wealthiest of its time. How did the Corinthians self-perception of being wealthy affect the way they viewed Paul and the other apostles? How did the apostles’ …

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New Testament Reading Guide – February 27-March 4, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? 1 Corinthians 1:1-19 Corinth was located in a commercially strategic location in Greece with ports providing access to Rome in the west and Asia Minor (Turkey) in the east. Consequently, the church in Corinth was among the wealthiest churches in the Roman Empire. See if their struggles mirror …

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New Testament Reading Guide – February 13-19, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Hebrews 13:1-16 The letter to the Hebrews was written to a particular church what was made up of converts from Judaism. Because they were members of a what was regarded as new religion, these Christians faced persecution from the Roman authorities and they were ostracized by the Jewish …

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New Testament Reading Guide – January 30-February 5, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Hebrews 8:1-13 The writer of Hebrews sets up a comparison between: the Old Testament priests and Jesus the tabernacle (temple) on earth and the tabernacle in heaven. the old covenant and the new covenant. What is the relationship between the earthly tabernacle and the heavenly tabernacle?  The central …

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