Gospel Reading Guide – October 17-23, 2011

How do I use this guide? Matthew 10:5-15 Upon first glance it seems a little odd that Jesus does not allow his disciples to minister among the Gentiles and Samaritans. Paul tells us in Romans 1:16 that Christ came first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles. God chose the Jewish people as his …

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Gospel Reading Guide – October 10-16, 2011

How do I use this guide? Matthew 8:28-34 According to Jewish ceremonial law the men Jesus encountered were unclean in three ways: 1. They were Gentiles. 2. They were demon possessed. 3. They lived in a graveyard. (Life Application Study Bible Notes) Even though the men were unclean we see Jesus engage them. What does Jesus do that is …

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New Testament Reading Guide – October 10-16, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 The “cup of thanksgiving” and the “bread” are the bread and cup of communion. What is the significance of communion according to Paul? How does Communion bind us to God and to each other? Why couldn't the Corinthians participate in communion (the Lord's Table) and …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – October 10-16, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Check out our own homegrown commentary on 2 Kings.  Click here. 2 Kings 21:1-18 How do we go from one of the more righteous kings of Judah to by far the most reprobate?  Manasseh succeeds Hezekiah as king of Judah and he reigns for fifty-five years.  All of …

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