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A Christmas question

 

 

For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.   Isaiah 9:6

Suggested Further Reading: Luke 2:8-20

Why are we sad? I am looking upon faces just now that appear the very reverse of gloomy, but maybe the smile covers an aching heart. Brother and sister, why are we sad this morning, if unto us a child is born, if unto us a Son is given? Listen to the cry! It is “Harvest home! Harvest home!” See the maidens as they dance, and the young men as they make merry. And why is this mirth? Because they are storing the precious fruits of the earth, they are gathering together into their barns wheat which will soon be consumed. And what, brothers and sisters, have we the bread which endureth to eternal life and are we unhappy? Does the worldling rejoice when his corn is increased, and do we not rejoice when,  Unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given?” Listen yonder! What means the firing of the Tower guns? Why all this ringing of bells in the church steeples, as if all London were mad with joy? There is a prince born; therefore there is this salute, and therefore are the bells ringing. Ah, Christians, ring the bells of your hearts, fire the salute of your most joyous songs, For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given  Dance, O my heart, and ring out peals of gladness! Ye drops of blood within my veins, dance every one of you! Oh! All my nerves become harp strings, and let gratitude touch you with angelic fingers! And thou, my tongue, shout—shout to his praise, who hath said to you:  Unto you a child is born, unto you a Son is given.  Wipe that tear away! Come, stop that sighing! Hush your murmuring. What matters your poverty?  Unto you a child is born.  What matters your sickness?   Unto you a Son is given.  What matters your sin? For this child shall take the sin away, and this Son shall wash and make you fit for heaven.

For meditation: God sent his only begotten Son to be born as a child, so that sinners could be born again and become the children of God. The deepest sadness belongs to all who still refuse to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour (John 1:12-13).

Sermon no. 291 25 December (1859)

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MARY’ SONG

Mary’s song

 

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And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour

Luke 1:4617

Suggested Further Reading: Matthew 2:1-12

When we meet with our kinsfolk and acquaintances, let it be our prayer to God that our communion may be not only pleasant, but profitable; that we may not merely pass away time and spend a pleasant hour, but may advance a day’s march nearer heaven, and acquire greater fitness for our eternal rest. Observe the sacred joy of Mary that you may imitate it. This is a season when all men expect us to be joyous. We compliment each other with the desire that we may have a Merry Christmas. Some Christians who are a little squeamish, do not like the word merry.  It is a right good old Saxon word, having the joy of childhood and the mirth of manhood in it; it brings before one’s mind the old song of the waits, and the midnight peal of bells, the holly and the blazing log. This is the season when we are expected to be happy; and my heart’s desire is, that in the highest and best sense, you who are believers may be merry.  Mary’s heart was merry within her; but here was the mark of her joy, it was all holy merriment, it was every drop of it sacred mirth. It was not such merriment as worldlings will revel in today and tomorrow, but such merriment as the angels have around the throne, where they sing, Glory to God in the highest, while we sing On earth peace, good will toward men. Such merry hearts have a continual feast. I want you, children of the bride-chamber, to possess today and tomorrow, and all your days, the high and consecrated bliss of Mary, that you may not only read her words, but use them for yourselves, ever experiencing their meaning: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For meditation: The reasons why Mary’s soul magnified the Lord were God’s might and majesty (Luke 1:49), God’s mercy (Luke 1:50) and God’s memory (Luke 1:54-55). Such holy mirth is good for the soul (2 Chronicles 7:10; Proverbs 15:13,15; 17:22; James 5:13) and makes for a truly Merry Christmas.

Sermon no. 606 25 December (1864)

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Compel them to come in

Compel them to come in

THE THIRD TEMPLE

Compel them to come in.  Luke 14:23

Suggested Further Reading: John 3:31-36

I beseech you by him that liveth and was dead, and is alive for evermore, consider my master’s message which he instructs me now to address you. But do you spurn it? Do you still refuse it? Then I must change my tone a minute. I will not merely tell you the message, and invite you as I do with all earnestness, and sincere affection—I will go further. Sinner, in God’s name, I command you to repent and believe. Do you ask me my authority? I am an ambassador of heaven. My credentials, some of them secret, and in my own heart; and others of them open before you this day in the seals of my ministry, sitting and standing in this hall, where God has given me many souls for my hire. As God the everlasting one has given me a commission to preach his gospel, I command you to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; not on my own authority, but on the authority of him who said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature;” and then he annexed this solemn sanction, “He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Reject my message, and remember “He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God.” An ambassador is not to stand below the man with whom he deals, for we stand higher. If the minister chooses to take his proper rank, girded with the omnipotence of God, and anointed with his holy unction, he is to command men, and speak with all authority compelling them to come in: “command, exhort, rebuke with all longsuffering.”

For meditation: Do we regard the Gospel as a take-it or leave-it option? The opposite of trusting in Christ is disobedience (Romans 1:5 and 16:26).

Sermon no. 227 5 December (1858)

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A Burden We Gladly Bare

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April 5th — Morning Reading

“On Him they laid the cross, that He might bear it after Jesus.”— Luke 23:26

We see in Simon’s carrying the cross a picture of the work of the Church throughout all generations; she is the cross-bearer after Jesus. Mark then, Christian, Jesus does not suffer so as to exclude your suffering. He bears a cross, not that you may escape it, but that you may endure it. Christ exempts you from sin, but not from sorrow. Remember that, and expect to suffer.

But let us comfort ourselves with this thought, that in our case, as in Simon’s, it is not our cross, but Christ’s cross which we carry. When you are molested for your piety; when your religion brings the trial of cruel mockings upon you, then remember it is not your cross, it is Christ’s cross; and how delightful is it to carry the cross of our Lord Jesus!

You carry the cross after Him. You have blessed company; your path is marked with the footprints of your Lord. The mark of His blood-red shoulder is upon that heavy burden. ‘TisHis cross, and He goes before you as a shepherd goes before his sheep. Take up your cross daily, and follow Him.

Do not forget, also, that you bear this cross in partnership. It is the opinion of some that Simon only carried one end of the cross, and not the whole of it. That is very possible; Christ may have carried the heavier part, against the transverse beam, and Simon may have borne the lighter end. Certainly it is so with you; you do but carry the light end of the cross, Christ bore the heavier end.

And remember, though Simon had to bear the cross for a very little while, it gave him lasting honour. Even so the cross we carry is only for a little while at most, and then we shall receive the crown, the glory. Surely we should love the cross, and, instead of shrinking from it, count it very dear, when it works out for us “a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

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MAY 27, 2013 DELAYED PRAYER IS NOT ALWAYS DENIAL

Elisabeth

The Woman Who Bore a Son in Her Old Age

Scripture Reference—Luke 1:5-80

Name Meaning—Elisabeth means “God is my oath” that is, “a worshiper of God.” In his hymn of praise, uttered soon after the birth of his son John, Zacharias alludes to the significance of his wife’s name when he said, “the oath which God swore to Abraham.” The son was called John by divine command, and means “the mercy or favor of God.”

Family Connections—Luke describes Elisabeth as “one of the daughters of Aaron” which means she came of an honored priestly line (Exodus 6:23). She was the wife of a priest, Zacharias, of the course of Abia, that is one of the sets of priests who ministered in the Temple from Sabbath to Sabbath (1 Chronicles 24:10). There was thus a priestly descent on both sides. Priests were allowed to marry pious women (Leviticus 21:7). Elisabeth became the mother of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ. Assessing the life and character of Elisabeth we know that she was prominent as—

A Godly Woman

It is said of both Elisabeth and Zacharias that they were “righteous before God, walking in all the commandments of the Lord blameless.” What a coveted commendation! The priestly wife was a woman of unusual piety, strong faith and spiritual gifts. All through her life she preserved the blessed traditions of Aaron and his descendants.

A Childless Woman

Righteous toward God and most faithful to her husband we yet have five words containing a world of heartbreak and disappointment, “And they had no child.” For years they had both prayed and longed for a child; now they were both well-stricken in years and the prospect of natural childbearing was past. A childless state, more so for the daughter of a priest and the wife of a priest, was humiliating, for in Israel it was the dream of every woman that it might be her privilege to be the mother of the Messiah, promised to Eve, earth’s first mother.

A Privileged Woman

For this beloved wife with a pious heart and cultivated intellect, God performed a miracle, as He did for Mary her cousin. “She conceived a son in her old age.” It was while Zacharias was exercising his holy office in the sanctuary that the angelic messenger appeared and said, “Thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.” Although beyond the age when the birth of a child was possible, did Zacharias and his wife believe that God was able to do the impossible, and even at their advanced age remove their “reproach among men”? Well, the miracle happened. God gave Elisabeth conception, and after six months of her pregnancy, another miracle happened when without cohabitation Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Zacharias, who had been struck dumb as a sign that God would fulfill His word and grant him a son, had his speech restored when John was born. He hailed John’s birth with a God-glorifying song in which he said of the God-given child, “Thou shalt be called the prophet of the highest.” This famous son, who came to prepare the way of the Lord, was privileged to have such godly parents to teach him ineffaceable lessons. But John was also directly nurtured by God in the deserts where he lived “till the day of his shewing unto Israel.” Thus, as Donald Davidson reminds us in Mothers of the Bible—

It was not at his mother’s knee that John learned the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but out on the lonely desert where in the silence and the solitude he found close fellowship with God, and came to know the secrets of His will.

Because of their old age when their son was born, we can assume that Zacharias and Elisabeth both died years before their godly son was cruelly murdered by Herod.

But Elisabeth was a privileged woman in another way in that she was the first woman to confess Jesus in the flesh. When she was six months with child she was visited by her cousin Mary and as soon as the Virgin entered the home, the babe leaped in Elisabeth’s womb, as if to welcome the One whom Mary was to bear. Both mother and child were affected by the Holy Spirit, and Elisabeth gave Mary the most honorable of names, “The mother of my Lord.” Elisabeth knew the Messiah was come and she prayed to Him and confessed Him. All Messianic hopes were about to be fulfilled for, “There, beneath that woman’s clothes, my Saviour is concealed.” It was her Spirit-filled greeting which prompted Mary to reply in a song called,The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56; compare 1 Samuel 2:1-10).

For queens and females of all walks of life Elisabeth has been a favorite name, evidenced by the fact that in America alone there are almost two million females bearing such an honored name. If only all who bear this name would be “righteous before God” and blameless in character, what a mighty spiritual force they would be in the life of the nation of which they are a part. The present sovereign of Great Britain is Queen Elizabeth II, who seeks to live a life beyond reproach, and who manifests deep interest in Dr. Billy Graham’s work.

 

KINGDOM OF GOD

Luke 17:20-37

The Coming of the Kingdom of God

20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”[a]

22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 23 People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. 24 For the Son of Man in his day[b] will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32 Remember Lot’s wife! 33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.” [36] [c]

37 “Where, Lord?” they asked.

He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 17:21 Or is within you
  2. Luke 17:24 Some manuscripts do not have in his day.
  3. Luke 17:36 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.

CHRIST OUR REMEEMER

Christ is our Redeemer

Were You There?

As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where they placed his body. Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to embalm him. But by the time they were finished it was the Sabbath, so they rested all that day as required by the law.

Luke 23:55-56 NLT

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they crucified my Lord? O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble! Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble! Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Were You There? Traditional spiritual

Experience the “tremble”

This favorite hymn comes from the rich American spiritual tradition, probably developed in the early 1800s by African-American slaves. As in most spirituals, the words are simple, seizing on one central theme or concept.

Spirituals tend to have a lot of emotional appeal. As a result, this hymn, like few others, puts the singer there. We experience the “tremble” as we sing it. And in the triumphant final stanza, we experience the glory of a risen Lord. We are called out of the cold analysis of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection into the moment of living it. We are called out of the theological debate and into the stark reality. We hear the nails pounded into the cross, we see the onlookers wagging their heads, we smell the burial spices, and we feel the rumble of the stone rolling away. And we tremble… tremble… tremble.

Our Holy Week readings are adapted from The One Year® Book of Hymns by Mark Norton and Robert Brown, Tyndale House Publishers (1995). Today’s is taken from the entry for March 21.

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

 

Sweat, Blood, and Stones

Morning

“His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
Luke 22:44

The mental pressure arising from our Lord’s struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have been the weight of sin when it was able to crush the Saviour so that he distilled great drops of blood! This demonstrates the mighty power of his love. It is a very pretty observation of old Isaac Ambrose that the gum which exudes from the tree without cutting is always the best. This precious camphire-tree yielded most sweet spices when it was wounded under the knotty whips, and when it was pierced by the nails on the cross; but see, it giveth forth its best spice when there is no whip, no nail, no wound. This sets forth the voluntariness of Christ’s sufferings, since without a lance the blood flowed freely. No need to put on the leech, or apply the knife; it flows spontaneously. No need for the rulers to cry, “Spring up, O well;” of itself it flows in crimson torrents. If men suffer great pain of mind apparently the blood rushes to the heart. The cheeks are pale; a fainting fit comes on; the blood has gone inward as if to nourish the inner man while passing through its trial. But see our Saviour in his agony; he is so utterly oblivious of self, that instead of his agony driving his blood to the heart to nourish himself, it drives it outward to bedew the earth. The agony of Christ, inasmuch as it pours him out upon the ground, pictures the fulness of the offering which he made for men.

Do we not perceive how intense must have been the wrestling through which he passed, and will we not hear its voice to us? “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” Behold the great Apostle and High Priest of our profession, and sweat even to blood rather than yield to the great tempter of your souls.

Evening

“I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”

Luke 19:40

But could the stones cry out? Assuredly they could if he who opens the mouth of the dumb should bid them lift up their voice. Certainly if they were to speak, they would have much to testify in praise of him who created them by the word of his power; they could extol the wisdom and power of their Maker who called them into being. Shall not we speak well of him who made us anew, and out of stones raised up children unto Abraham? The old rocks could tell of chaos and order, and the handiwork of God in successive stages of creation’s drama; and cannot we talk of God’s decrees, of God’s great work in ancient times, in all that he did for his church in the days of old? If the stones were to speak, they could tell of their breaker, how he took them from the quarry, and made them fit for the temple, and cannot we tell of our glorious Breaker, who broke our hearts with the hammer of his word, that he might build us into his temple? If the stones should cry out they would magnify their builder, who polished them and fashioned them after the similitude of a palace; and shall not we talk of our Architect and Builder, who has put us in our place in the temple of the living God? If the stones could cry out, they might have a long, long story to tell by way of memorial, for many a time hath a great stone been rolled as a memorial before the Lord; and we too can testify of Ebenezers, stones of help, pillars of remembrance. The broken stones of the law cry out against us, but Christ himself, who has rolled away the stone from the door of the sepulchre, speaks for us. Stones might well cry out, but we will not let them: we will hush their noise with ours; we will break forth into sacred song, and bless the majesty of the Most High, all our days glorifying him who is called by Jacob the Shepherd and Stone of Israel.

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01-20-13 SPURGEON ON PRAYER-MORNING AND EVENING

 

Morning

 

“I sought him, but I found him not.”
Song of Solomon 3:1

 

Tell me where you lost the company of Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place to find him. Have you lost Christ in the closet by restraining prayer? Then it is there you must seek and find him. Did you lose Christ by sin? You will find Christ in no other way but by the giving up of the sin, and seeking by the Holy Spirit to mortify the member in which the lust doth dwell. Did you lose Christ by neglecting the Scriptures? You must find Christ in the Scriptures. It is a true proverb, “Look for a thing where you dropped it, it is there.” So look for Christ where you lost him, for he has not gone away. But it is hard work to go back for Christ. Bunyan tells us, the pilgrim found the piece of the road back to the Arbour of Ease, where he lost his roll, the hardest he had ever travelled. Twenty miles onward is easier than to go one mile back for the lost evidence.

 

Take care, then, when you find your Master, to cling close to him. But how is it you have lost him? One would have thought you would never have parted with such a precious friend, whose presence is so sweet, whose words are so comforting, and whose company is so dear to you! How is it that you did not watch him every moment for fear of losing sight of him? Yet, since you have let him go, what a mercy that you are seeking him, even though you mournfully groan, “O that I knew where I might find him!” Go on seeking, for it is dangerous to be without thy Lord. Without Christ you are like a sheep without its shepherd; like a tree without water at its roots; like a sere leaf in the tempest–not bound to the tree of life. With thine whole heart seek him, and he will be found of thee: only give thyself thoroughly up to the search, and verily, thou shalt yet discover him to thy joy and gladness.

 

Evening

 

“Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.”
Luke 24:45

 

He whom we viewed last evening as opening Scripture, we here perceive opening the understanding. In the first work he has many fellow-labourers, but in the second he stands alone; many can bring the Scriptures to the mind, but the Lord alone can prepare the mind to receive the Scriptures. Our Lord Jesus differs from all other teachers; they reach the ear, but he instructs the heart; they deal with the outward letter, but he imparts an inward taste for the truth, by which we perceive its savour and spirit. The most unlearned of men become ripe scholars in the school of grace when the Lord Jesus by his Holy Spirit unfolds the mysteries of the kingdom to them, and grants the divine anointing by which they are enabled to behold the invisible. Happy are we if we have had our understandings cleared and strengthened by the Master! How many men of profound learning are ignorant of eternal things! They know the killing letter of revelation, but its killing spirit they cannot discern; they have a veil upon their hearts which the eyes of carnal reason cannot penetrate. Such was our case a little time ago; we who now see were once utterly blind; truth was to us as beauty in the dark, a thing unnoticed and neglected. Had it not been for the love of Jesus we should have remained to this moment in utter ignorance, for without his gracious opening of our understanding, we could no more have attained to spiritual knowledge than an infant can climb the Pyramids, or an ostrich fly up to the stars. Jesus’ College is the only one in which God’s truth can be really learned; other schools may teach us what is to be believed, but Christ’s alone can show us how to believe it. Let us sit at the feet of Jesus, and by earnest prayer call in his blessed aid that our dull wits may grow brighter, and our feeble understandings may receive heavenly things.

 

English: Lord Jesus at St Joseph Oratory, Mont...

English: Lord Jesus at St Joseph Oratory, Montreal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

BIBLE PLAN 2013

GOD'S WORD
GOD’S WORD
1 Luke 5:27-39 Genesis 1-2 Psalm 1
2 Luke 6:1-26 Genesis 3-5 Psalm 2
3 Luke 6:27-49 Genesis 6-7 Psalm 3
4 Luke 7:1-17 Genesis 8-10 Psalm 4
5 Luke 7:18-50 Genesis 11 Psalm 5
6 Luke 8:1-25 Genesis 12 Psalm 6
7 Luke 8:26-56 Genesis 13-14 Psalm 7
8 Luke 9:1-27 Genesis 15 Psalm 8
9 Luke 9:28-62 Genesis 16 Psalm 9
10 Luke 10:1-20 Genesis 17 Psalm 10
11 Luke 10:21-42 Genesis 18 Psalm 11
12 Luke 11:1-28 Genesis 19 Psalm 12
13 Luke 11:29-54 Genesis 20 Psalm 13
14 Luke 12:1-31 Genesis 21 Psalm 14
15 Luke 12:32-59 Genesis 22 Psalm 15
16 Luke 13:1-17 Genesis 23 Psalm 16
17 Luke 13:18-35 Genesis 24 Psalm 17
18 Luke 14:1-24 Genesis 25 Psalm 18
19 Luke 14:25-35 Genesis 26 Psalm 19
20 Luke 15 Genesis 27:1-45 Psalm 20
21 Luke 16 Genesis 27:46-28:22 Psalm 21
22 Luke 17 Genesis 29:1-30 Psalm 22
23 Luke 18:1-17 Genesis 29:31-30:43 Psalm 23
24 Luke 18:18-43 Genesis 31 Psalm 24
25 Luke 19:1-27 Genesis 32-33 Psalm 25
26 Luke 19:28-48 Genesis 34 Psalm 26
27 Luke 20:1-26 Genesis 35-36 Psalm 27
28 Luke 20:27-47 Genesis 37 Psalm 28
29 Luke 21 Genesis 38 Psalm 29
30 Luke 22:1-38 Genesis 39 Psalm 30
31 Luke 22:39-71 Genesis 40 Psalm 31
February
1 Luke 23:1-25 Genesis 41 Psalm 32
2 Luke 23:26-56 Genesis 42 Psalm 33
3 Luke 24:1-12 Genesis 43 Psalm 34
4 Luke 24:13-53 Genesis 44 Psalm 35
5 Hebrews 1 Genesis 45:1-46:27 Psalm 36
6 Hebrews 2 Genesis 46:28-47:31 Psalm 37
7 Hebrews 3:1-4:13 Genesis 48 Psalm 38
8 Hebrews 4:14-6:12 Genesis 49-50 Psalm 39
9 Hebrews 6:13-20 Exodus 1-2 Psalm 40
10 Hebrews 7 Exodus 3-4 Psalm 41
11 Hebrews 8 Exodus 5:1-6:27 Proverbs 1
12 Hebrews 9:1-22 Exodus 6:28-8:32 Proverbs 2
13 Hebrews 9:23-10:18 Exodus 9-10 Proverbs 3
14 Hebrews 10:19-39 Exodus 11-12 Proverbs 4
15 Hebrews 11:1-22 Exodus 13-14 Proverbs 5
16 Hebrews 11:23-40 Exodus 15 Proverbs 6:1-7:5
17 Hebrews 12 Exodus 16-17 Proverbs 7:6-27
18 Hebrews 13 Exodus 18-19 Proverbs 8
19 Matthew 1 Exodus 20-21 Proverbs 9
20 Matthew 2 Exodus 22-23 Proverbs 10
21 Matthew 3 Exodus 24 Proverbs 11
22 Matthew 4 Exodus 25-27 Proverbs 12
23 Matthew 5:1-20 Exodus 28-29 Proverbs 13
24 Matthew 5:21-48 Exodus 30-32 Proverbs 14
25 Matthew 6:1-18 Exodus 33-34 Proverbs 15
26 Matthew 6:19-34 Exodus 35-36 Proverbs 16
27 Matthew 7 Exodus 37-38 Proverbs 17
28 Matthew 8:1-13 Exodus 39-40 Proverbs 18
March
1 Matthew 8:14-34 Leviticus 1-2 Proverbs 19
2 Matthew 9:1-17 Leviticus 3-4 Proverbs 20
3 Matthew 9:18-38 Leviticus 5-6 Proverbs 21
4 Matthew 10:1-25 Leviticus 7-8 Proverbs 22
5 Matthew 10:26-42 Leviticus 9-10 Proverbs 23
6 Matthew 11:1-19 Leviticus 11-12 Proverbs 24
7 Matthew 11:20-30 Leviticus 13 Proverbs 25
8 Matthew 12:1-21 Leviticus 14 Proverbs 26
9 Matthew 12:22-50 Leviticus 15-16 Proverbs 27
10 Matthew 13:1-23 Leviticus 17-18 Proverbs 28
11 Matthew 13:24-58 Leviticus 19 Proverbs 29
12 Matthew 14:1-21 Leviticus 20-21 Proverbs 30
13 Matthew 14:22-36 Leviticus 22-23 Proverbs 31
14 Matthew 15:1-20 Leviticus 24-25 Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
15 Matthew 15:21-39 Leviticus 26-27 Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26
16 Matthew 16 Numbers 1-2 Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
17 Matthew 17 Numbers 3-4 Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16
18 Matthew 18:1-20 Numbers 5-6 Ecclesiastes 5
19 Matthew 18:21-35 Numbers 7-8 Ecclesiastes 6
20 Matthew 19:1-15 Numbers 9-10 Ecclesiastes 7
21 Matthew 19:16-30 Numbers 11-12 Ecclesiastes 8
22 Matthew 20:1-16 Numbers 13-14 Ecclesiastes 9:1-12
23 Matthew 20:17-34 Numbers 15-16 Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20
24 Matthew 21:1-27 Numbers 17-18 Ecclesiastes 11:1-8
25 Matthew 21:28-46 Numbers 19-20 Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14
26 Matthew 22:1-22 Numbers 21 Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7
27 Matthew 22:23-46 Numbers 22:1-40 Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5
28 Matthew 23:1-12 Numbers 22:41-23:26 Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1
29 Matthew 23:13-39 Numbers 23:27-24:25 Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3
30 Matthew 24:1-31 Numbers 25-27 Song of Solomon 6:4-8:4
31 Matthew 24:32-51 Numbers 28-29 Song of Solomon 8:5-14
April
1 Matthew 25:1-30 Numbers 30-31 Job 1
2 Matthew 25:31-46 Numbers 32-34 Job 2
3 Matthew 26:1-25 Numbers 35-36 Job 3
4 Matthew 26:26-46 Deuteronomy 1-2 Job 4
5 Matthew 26:47-75 Deuteronomy 3-4 Job 5
6 Matthew 27:1-31 Deuteronomy 5-6 Job 6
7 Matthew 27:32-66 Deuteronomy 7-8 Job 7
8 Matthew 28 Deuteronomy 9-10 Job 8
9 Acts 1 Deuteronomy 11-12 Job 9
10 Acts 2:1-13 Deuteronomy 13-14 Job 10
11 Acts 2:14-47 Deuteronomy 15-16 Job 11
12 Acts 3 Deuteronomy 17-18 Job 12
13 Acts 4:1-22 Deuteronomy 19-20 Job 13
14 Acts 4:23-37 Deuteronomy 21-22 Job 14
15 Acts 5:1-16 Deuteronomy 23-24 Job 15
16 Acts 5:17-42 Deuteronomy 25-27 Job 16
17 Acts 6 Deuteronomy 28 Job 17
18 Acts 7:1-22 Deuteronomy 29-30 Job 18
19 Acts 7:23-8:1 Deuteronomy 31-32 Job 19
20 Acts 8:1-25 Deuteronomy 33-34 Job 20
21 Acts 8:26-40 Joshua 1-2 Job 21
22 Acts 9:1-25 Joshua 3:1-5:1 Job 22
23 Acts 9:26-43 Joshua 5:2-6:27 Job 23
24 Acts 10:1-33 Joshua 7-8 Job 24
25 Acts 10:34-48 Joshua 9-10 Job 25
26 Acts 11:1-18 Joshua 11-12 Job 26
27 Acts 11:19-30 Joshua 13-14 Job 27
28 Acts 12 Joshua 15-17 Job 28
29 Acts 13:1-25 Joshua 18-19 Job 29
30 Acts 13:26-52 Joshua 20-21 Job 30
May
1 Acts 14 Joshua 22 Job 31
2 Acts 15:1-21 Joshua 23-24 Job 32
3 Acts 15:22-41 Judges 1 Job 33
4 Acts 16:1-15 Judges 2-3 Job 34
5 Acts 16:16-40 Judges 4-5 Job 35
6 Acts 17:1-15 Judges 6 Job 36
7 Acts 17:16-34 Judges 7-8 Job 37
8 Acts 18 Judges 9 Job 38
9 Acts 19:1-20 Judges 10:1-11:33 Job 39
10 Acts 19:21-41 Judges 11:34-12:15 Job 40
11 Acts 20:1-16 Judges 13 Job 41
12 Acts 20:17-38 Judges 14-15 Job 42
13 Acts 21:1-36 Judges 16 Psalm 42
14 Acts 21:37-22:29 Judges 17-18 Psalm 43
15 Acts 22:30-23:22 Judges 19 Psalm 44
16 Acts 23:23-24:9 Judges 20 Psalm 45
17 Acts 24:10-27 Judges 21 Psalm 46
18 Acts 25 Ruth 1-2 Psalm 47
19 Acts 26:1-18 Ruth 3-4 Psalm 48
20 Acts 26:19-32 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 Psalm 49
21 Acts 27:1-12 1 Samuel 2:11-36 Psalm 50
22 Acts 27:13-44 1 Samuel 3 Psalm 51
23 Acts 28:1-16 1 Samuel 4-5 Psalm 52
24 Acts 28:17-31 1 Samuel 6-7 Psalm 53
25 Romans 1:1-15 1 Samuel 8 Psalm 54
26 Romans 1:16-32 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16 Psalm 55
27 Romans 2:1-3:8 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15 Psalm 56
28 Romans 3:9-31 1 Samuel 12 Psalm 57
29 Romans 4 1 Samuel 13 Psalm 58
30 Romans 5 1 Samuel 14 Psalm 59
31 Romans 6 1 Samuel 15 Psalm 60
June
1 Romans 7 1 Samuel 16 Psalm 61
2 Romans 8 1 Samuel 17:1-54 Psalm 62
3 Romans 9:1-29 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30 Psalm 63
4 Romans 9:30-10:21 1 Samuel 19 Psalm 64
5 Romans 11:1-24 1 Samuel 20 Psalm 65
6 Romans 11:25-36 1 Samuel 21-22 Psalm 66
7 Romans 12 1 Samuel 23-24 Psalm 67
8 Romans 13 1 Samuel 25 Psalm 68
9 Romans 14 1 Samuel 26 Psalm 69
10 Romans 15:1-13 1 Samuel 27-28 Psalm 70
11 Romans 15:14-33 1 Samuel 29-31 Psalm 71
12 Romans 16 2 Samuel 1 Psalm 72
13 Mark 1:1-20 2 Samuel 2:1-3:1 Daniel 1
14 Mark 1:21-45 2 Samuel 3:2-39 Daniel 2:1-23
15 Mark 2 2 Samuel 4-5 Daniel 2:24-49
16 Mark 3:1-19 2 Samuel 6 Daniel 3
17 Mark 3:20-35 2 Samuel 7-8 Daniel 4
18 Mark 4:1-20 2 Samuel 9-10 Daniel 5
19 Mark 4:21-41 2 Samuel 11-12 Daniel 6
20 Mark 5:1-20 2 Samuel 13 Daniel 7
21 Mark 5:21-43 2 Samuel 14 Daniel 8
22 Mark 6:1-29 2 Samuel 15 Daniel 9
23 Mark 6:30-56 2 Samuel 16 Daniel 10:1-21
24 Mark 7:1-13 2 Samuel 17 Daniel 11:1-19
25 Mark 7:14-37 2 Samuel 18 Daniel 11:20-45
26 Mark 8:1-21 2 Samuel 19 Daniel 12
27 Mark 8:22-9:1 2 Samuel 20-21 Hosea 1:1-2:1
28 Mark 9:2-50 2 Samuel 22 Hosea 2:2-23
29 Mark 10:1-31 2 Samuel 23 Hosea 3
30 Mark 10:32-52 2 Samuel 24 Hosea 4:1-11
July
1 Mark 11:1-14 1 Kings 1 Hosea 4:1-5:4
2 Mark 11:15-33 1 Kings 2 Hosea 5:5-15
3 Mark 12:1-27 1 Kings 3 Hosea 6:1-7:2
4 Mark 12:28-44 1 Kings 4-5 Hosea 7:3-16
5 Mark 13:1-13 1 Kings 6 Hosea 8
6 Mark 13:14-37 1 Kings 7 Hosea 9:1-16
7 Mark 14:1-31 1 Kings 8 Hosea 9:17-10:15
8 Mark 14:32-72 1 Kings 9 Hosea 11:1-11
9 Mark 15:1-20 1 Kings 10 Hosea 11:12-12:14
10 Mark 15:21-47 1 Kings 11 Hosea 13
11 Mark 16 1 Kings 12:1-31 Hosea 14
12 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 1 Kings 12:32-13:34 Joel 1
13 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 1 Kings 14 Joel 2:1-11
14 1 Corinthians 2 1 Kings 15:1-32 Joel 2:12-32
15 1 Corinthians 3 1 Kings 15:33-16:34 Joel 3
16 1 Corinthians 4 1 Kings 17 Amos 1
17 1 Corinthians 5 1 Kings 18 Amos 2:1-3:2
18 1 Corinthians 6 1 Kings 19 Amos 3:3-4:3
19 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 1 Kings 20 Amos 4:4-13
20 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 1 Kings 21 Amos 5
21 1 Corinthians 8 1 Kings 22 Amos 6
22 1 Corinthians 9 2 Kings 1-2 Amos 7
23 1 Corinthians 10 2 Kings 3 Amos 8
24 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 2 Kings 4 Amos 9
25 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 2 Kings 5 Obadiah 1
26 1 Corinthians 12 2 Kings 6:1-7:2 Jonah 1
27 1 Corinthians 13 2 Kings 7:3-20 Jonah 2
28 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 2 Kings 8 Jonah 3
29 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 2 Kings 9 Jonah 4
30 1 Corinthians 15:1-34 2 Kings 10 Micah 1
31 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 2 Kings 11 Micah 2
August
1 1 Corinthians 16 2 Kings 12-13 Micah 3
2 2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4 2 Kings 14 Micah 4:1-5:1
3 2 Corinthians 2:5-3:18 2 Kings 15-16 Micah 5:2-15
4 2 Corinthians 4:1-5:10 2 Kings 17 Micah 6
5 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13 2 Kings 18 Micah 7
6 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16 2 Kings 19 Nahum 1
7 2 Corinthians 8 2 Kings 20-21 Nahum 2
8 2 Corinthians 9 2 Kings 22:1-23:35 Nahum 3
9 2 Corinthians 10 2 Kings 23:36-24:20 Habakkuk 1
10 2 Corinthians 11 2 Kings 25 Habakkuk 2
11 2 Corinthians 12 1 Chronicles 1-2 Habakkuk 3
12 2 Corinthians 13 1 Chronicles 3-4 Zephaniah 1
13 John 1:1-18 1 Chronicles 5-6 Zephaniah 2
14 John 1:19-34 1 Chronicles 7-8 Zephaniah 3
15 John 1:35-51 1 Chronicles 9 Haggai 1-2
16 John 2 1 Chronicles 10-11 Zechariah 1
17 John 3:1-21 1 Chronicles 12 Zechariah 2
18 John 3:22-36 1 Chronicles 13-14 Zechariah 3
19 John 4:1-26 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:6 Zechariah 4
20 John 4:27-42 1 Chronicles 16:7-43 Zechariah 5
21 John 4:43-54 1 Chronicles 17 Zechariah 6
22 John 5:1-18 1 Chronicles 18-19 Zechariah 7
23 John 5:19-47 1 Chronicles 20:1-22:1 Zechariah 8
24 John 6:1-21 1 Chronicles 22:2-23:32 Zechariah 9
25 John 6:22-59 1 Chronicles 24 Zechariah 10
26 John 6:60-71 1 Chronicles 25-26 Zechariah 11
27 John 7:1-24 1 Chronicles 27-28 Zechariah 12
28 John 7:25-52 1 Chronicles 29 Zechariah 13
29 John 8:1-20 2 Chronicles 1:1-2:16 Zechariah 14
30 John 8:21-47 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1 Malachi 1:1-2:9
31 John 8:48-59 2 Chronicles 5:2-14 Malachi 2:10-16
September
1 John 9:1-23 2 Chronicles 6 Malachi 2:17-3:18
2 John 9:24-41 2 Chronicles 7 Malachi 4
3 John 10:1-21 2 Chronicles 8 Psalm 73
4 John 10:22-42 2 Chronicles 9 Psalm 74
5 John 11:1-27 2 Chronicles 10-11 Psalm 75
6 John 11:28-57 2 Chronicles 12-13 Psalm 76
7 John 12:1-26 2 Chronicles 14-15 Psalm 77
8 John 12:27-50 2 Chronicles 16-17 Psalm 78:1-20
9 John 13:1-20 2 Chronicles 18 Psalm 78:21-37
10 John 13:21-38 2 Chronicles 19 Psalm 78:38-55
11 John 14:1-14 2 Chronicles 20:1-21:1 Psalm 78:56-72
12 John 14:15-31 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12 Psalm 79
13 John 15:1-16:4a 2 Chronicles 23 Psalm 80
14 John 16:4b-33 2 Chronicles 24 Psalm 81
15 John 17 2 Chronicles 25 Psalm 82
16 John 18:1-18 2 Chronicles 26 Psalm 83
17 John 18:19-38 2 Chronicles 27-28 Psalm 84
18 John 18:38b-19:16 2 Chronicles 29 Psalm 85
19 John 19:16-42 2 Chronicles 30 Psalm 86
20 John 20:1-18 2 Chronicles 31 Psalm 87
21 John 20:19-31 2 Chronicles 32 Psalm 88
22 John 21 2 Chronicles 33 Psalm 89:1-18
23 1 John 1 2 Chronicles 34 Psalm 89:19-37
24 1 John 2 2 Chronicles 35 Psalm 89:38-52
25 1 John 3 2 Chronicles 36 Psalm 90
26 1 John 4 Ezra 1-2 Psalm 91
27 1 John 5 Ezra 3-4 Psalm 92
28 2 John Ezra 5-6 Psalm 93
29 3 John Ezra 7-8 Psalm 94
30 Jude Ezra 9-10 Psalm 95
October
1 Revelation 1 Nehemiah 1-2 Psalm 96
2 Revelation 2 Nehemiah 3 Psalm 97
3 Revelation 3 Nehemiah 4 Psalm 98
4 Revelation 4 Nehemiah 5:1-7:4 Psalm 99
5 Revelation 5 Nehemiah 7:5-8:12 Psalm 100
6 Revelation 6 Nehemiah 8:13-9:37 Psalm 101
7 Revelation 7 Nehemiah 9:38-10:39 Psalm 102
8 Revelation 8 Nehemiah 11 Psalm 103
9 Revelation 9 Nehemiah 12 Psalm 104:1-23
10 Revelation 10 Nehemiah 13 Psalm 104:24-35
11 Revelation 11 Esther 1 Psalm 105:1-25
12 Revelation 12 Esther 2 Psalm 105:26-45
13 Revelation 13 Esther 3-4 Psalm 106:1-23
14 Revelation 14 Esther 5:1-6:13 Psalm 106:24-48
15 Revelation 15 Esther 6:14-8:17 Psalm 107:1-22
16 Revelation 16 Esther 9-10 Psalm 107:23-43
17 Revelation 17 Isaiah 1-2 Psalm 108
18 Revelation 18 Isaiah 3-4 Psalm 109:1-19
19 Revelation 19 Isaiah 5-6 Psalm 109:20-31
20 Revelation 20 Isaiah 7-8 Psalm 110
21 Revelation 21-22 Isaiah 9-10 Psalm 111
22 1 Thessalonians 1 Isaiah 11-13 Psalm 112
23 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 Isaiah 14-16 Psalm 113
24 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 Isaiah 17-19 Psalm 114
25 1 Thessalonians 4 Isaiah 20-22 Psalm 115
26 1 Thessalonians 5 Isaiah 23-24 Psalm 116
27 2 Thessalonians 1 Isaiah 25-26 Psalm 117
28 2 Thessalonians 2 Isaiah 27-28 Psalm 118
29 2 Thessalonians 3 Isaiah 29-30 Psalm 119:1-32
30 1 Timothy 1 Isaiah 31-33 Psalm 119:33-64
31 1 Timothy 2 Isaiah 34-35 Psalm 119:65-96
November
1 1 Timothy 3 Isaiah 36-37 Psalm 119:97-120
2 1 Timothy 4 Isaiah 38-39 Psalm 119:121-144
3 1 Timothy 5:1-22 Jeremiah 1-2 Psalm 119:145-176
4 1 Timothy 5:23-6:21 Jeremiah 3-4 Psalm 120
5 2 Timothy 1 Jeremiah 5-6 Psalm 121
6 2 Timothy 2 Jeremiah 7-8 Psalm 122
7 2 Timothy 3 Jeremiah 9-10 Psalm 123
8 2 Timothy 4 Jeremiah 11-12 Psalm 124
9 Titus 1 Jeremiah 13-14 Psalm 125
10 Titus 2 Jeremiah 15-16 Psalm 126
11 Titus 3 Jeremiah 17-18 Psalm 127
12 Philemon Jeremiah 19-20 Psalm 128
13 James 1 Jeremiah 21-22 Psalm 129
14 James 2 Jeremiah 23-24 Psalm 130
15 James 3 Jeremiah 25-26 Psalm 131
16 James 4 Jeremiah 27-28 Psalm 132
17 James 5 Jeremiah 29-30 Psalm 133
18 1 Peter 1 Jeremiah 31-32 Psalm 134
19 1 Peter 2 Jeremiah 33-34 Psalm 135
20 1 Peter 3 Jeremiah 35-36 Psalm 136
21 1 Peter 4 Jeremiah 37-38 Psalm 137
22 1 Peter 5 Jeremiah 39-40 Psalm 138
23 2 Peter 1 Jeremiah 41-42 Psalm 139
24 2 Peter 2 Jeremiah 43-44 Psalm 140
25 2 Peter 3 Jeremiah 45-46 Psalm 141
26 Galatians 1 Jeremiah 47-48 Psalm 142
27 Galatians 2 Jeremiah 49-50 Psalm 143
28 Galatians 3:1-18 Jeremiah 51-52 Psalm 144
29 Galatians 3:19-4:20 Lamentations 1-2 Psalm 145
30 Galatians 4:21-31 Lamentations 3-4 Psalm 146
December
1 Galatians 5:1-15 Lamentations 5 Psalm 147
2 Galatians 5:16-26 Ezekiel 1 Psalm 148
3 Galatians 6 Ezekiel 2-3 Psalm 149
4 Ephesians 1 Ezekiel 4-5 Psalm 150
5 Ephesians 2 Ezekiel 6-7 Isaiah 40
6 Ephesians 3 Ezekiel 8-9 Isaiah 41
7 Ephesians 4:1-16 Ezekiel 10-11 Isaiah 42
8 Ephesians 4:17-32 Ezekiel 12-13 Isaiah 43
9 Ephesians 5:1-20 Ezekiel 14-15 Isaiah 44
10 Ephesians 5:21-33 Ezekiel 16 Isaiah 45
11 Ephesians 6 Ezekiel 17 Isaiah 46
12 Philippians 1:1-11 Ezekiel 18 Isaiah 47
13 Philippians 1:12-30 Ezekiel 19 Isaiah 48
14 Philippians 2:1-11 Ezekiel 20 Isaiah 49
15 Philippians 2:12-30 Ezekiel 21-22 Isaiah 50
16 Philippians 3 Ezekiel 23 Isaiah 51
17 Philippians 4 Ezekiel 24 Isaiah 52
18 Colossians 1:1-23 Ezekiel 25-26 Isaiah 53
19 Colossians 1:24-2:19 Ezekiel 27-28 Isaiah 54
20 Colossians 2:20-3:17 Ezekiel 29-30 Isaiah 55
21 Colossians 3:18-4:18 Ezekiel 31-32 Isaiah 56
22 Luke 1:1-25 Ezekiel 33 Isaiah 57
23 Luke 1:26-56 Ezekiel 34 Isaiah 58
24 Luke 1:57-80 Ezekiel 35-36 Isaiah 59
25 Luke 2:1-20 Ezekiel 37 Isaiah 60
26 Luke 2:21-52 Ezekiel 38-39 Isaiah 61
27 Luke 3:1-20 Ezekiel 40-41 Isaiah 62
28 Luke 3:21-38 Ezekiel 42-43 Isaiah 63
29 Luke 4:1-30 Ezekiel 44-45 Isaiah 64
30 Luke 4:31-44 Ezekiel 46-47 Isaiah 65
31 Luke 5:1-26 Ezekiel 48 Isaiah 66