2 Chronicles ends with the destruction of the temple and then the promise of rebuilding. Philippians begins with the Apostle Paul greeting the church at Philippi with great affection.
REPOST FROM JAN 10, 2010
Welcome to the fourth year of the Lifespring Family Bible. I’m Steve Webb, your host.
This is the first episode of a one year journey through the entire Bible. We’ll be reading about 88 verses per day, and we will begin with the NT book of John, after which we will go the OT book of Genesis. As you might surmise from beginning this way, we are not going to read the Bible from front to back. Actually what we’ll do is go back and forth from the two major divisions of the Bible, the Old and New Testaments. The reason for this is that as a Christian, I don’t want to wait until we’re seven or eight months into this before we get to the New Testament! I love the Old Testament as much as I do the New Testament, it’s all God’s Word, but I am a person who believes in balance, and I want to experience the OT and NT as we go through the year together.
In the first few episodes, I’ll be reading a few different modern language translations, beginning in this episode with the New International Version. I’ll finally be settling on the Net Bible, courtesy of the good folks at Bible.org.
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More foolishness from some of the kings.
The crucifixion, the burial and the resurrection of Jesus.
God displays his mercy and compassion.
Jesus and the disciples have their last supper together, Jesus is betrayed into the hands of his enemies, and Peter denies him three times.
The sin of pride rears its ugly head again today.
Tension between Jesus and the religious leaders increases. Also, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem takes place.
Bad king. Good king. Bad king. Seeing a pattern here?
One of the highlights of today’s chapters is the fact that we are told to pray persistently, and that God hears and answers the one who prays in this manner.