My Time with the Savior
A Disciple’s Journal
Character Development
 
Week of December 17:
CHARACTER TRAIT: 
Faith vs. Presumption

 

Memory Verse:   Hebrews 11:1
 

Passages to Study:

DAY1:   Hebrews 11

DAY2:   Romans 5:1-11

DAY3:   James 2:14-26

DAY4:   Romans 3:3-4

DAY5:   Hebrews 3:6,14

 

Week of December 10:
CHARACTER TRAIT: 
Reverence vs Disrespect

 

Memory Verse:   Proverbs 23:17-18
 

Passages to Study:

DAY1:   Hebrews 12:18-29

DAY2:   Job 38-42:6

DAY3:   Hebrews 10:26-36

DAY4:   Psalm 89:5-18

DAY5:   Proverbs 23:17-18

 

Week of December 3:
CHARACTER TRAIT:  
Obedience vs. Willfulness

 

Memory Verse:  2 Corinthians 10:5

 

Passages to Study:

DAY1:   Jonah 1-4

DAY2:   James 1:19-27

DAY3:   2 Corinthians 10:1-5

DAY4:   Hebrews 13:17

DAY5:   1 Samuel 15:22

 

 
Week of November 26:
CHARACTER TRAIT: Optimism vs Pessimism 
  
Memory Verse:   Romans 12:2
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Numbers 13:1-14:11
DAY2:  Philippians 1:12-30
DAY3:  Romans 8:28-39
DAY4:  Philippians 3:10-15
DAY5:  Romans 12:2
 
Week of November 19:
CHARACTER TRAIT: Joy vs Self Pity 
  
Memory Verse:   Psalm 16:11
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Psalm 16
DAY2:  Galatians 5:16-26
DAY3:  John 15:1-11
DAY4:  Romans 5:1-5
DAY5:  John 17:13
 
Week of November 12:
CHARACTER TRAIT:  Discretion vs Simple-Mindedness 
  
Memory Verse:   Proverbs 22:3
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Daniel 1:8-20
DAY2:  2 Corinthians 6:1-10
DAY3:  Romans 14:12-23
DAY4:  Judges 11:29-40
DAY5:  Proverbs 22:3
 
Week of November 5:
CHARACTER TRAIT:  Thoughtfulness vs Callousness 
  
Memory Verse:   Romans 12:15
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Ruth 2:1-16
DAY2:  Luke 7:1-10
DAY3:  John 2:1-11
DAY4:  Philippians 2:3-8
DAY5:  Romans 12:14-18
 
Week of October 29:
BEATITUDE: Persecuted for Righteousness  
  
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:10
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  I Peter 3:13-17
DAY2:  James 5:7-11
DAY3:  Philippians 1:28-30
DAY4:  Acts 14:21-22
DAY5:  Matthew 5:10
 
Week of October 22:
BEATITUDE: Pure in Heart  
  
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:9
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Romans 12:14-21
DAY2:  I Samuel 25:18-33
DAY3:  Ephesians 6:15
DAY4:  2 Corinthians 13:11
DAY5:  Matthew 5:9
 
Week of October 15:
BEATITUDE: Pure in Heart  
  
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:8
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Matthew 23:25-28
DAY2:  Ezekiel 36:25-28
DAY3:  James 4:7-10
DAY4:  Hebrews 12:14
DAY5:  Matthew 5:8
 
Week of October 8:
BEATITUDE: Merciful   
 
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:7
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Matthew 18:21-35
DAY2:  James 2:10-17
DAY3:  Luke 6:32-36
DAY4:  Acts 7:59-60
DAY5:  Matthew 5:7
  
Week of October 1:
BEATITUDE: Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness   
 
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:6
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  John 6:22-35
DAY2:  Philippians 3:7-16
DAY3:  Matthew 5:20
DAY4:  Matthew 6:33
DAY5:  Matthew 5:6
 
Week of September 24:
BEATITUDE: Meek   
 
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:5
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Psalm 37:1-11
DAY2:  Philippians 2:3-8
DAY3:  Matthew 11:28-30
DAY4:  Matthew 5:5
DAY5:  James 3:17
 
Week of September 17:
BEATITUDE: Those who mourn.   
 
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:4
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Psalm 51
DAY2:  Luke 7:36-38
DAY3:  Isaiah 61:2-3
DAY4:  2 Corinthians 7:10
DAY5:  Matthew 5:4
 
Week of September 10:
BEATITUDE: Poor in Spirit.   
 
Memory Verse:   Matthew 5:3
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Isaiah 57:14-21
DAY2:  Luke 18:9-14
DAY3:  Revelation 3:17-19
DAY4:  Ephesians 2:8-9
DAY5:  Matthew 5:3
 
Week of September 3:
SPIRIT-FILLED vs. Walking in the Flesh.   Living each day controlled and guided by the Holy Spirit. 
 
Memory Verse:    Galatians 5:16
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Galatians 5:16-26
DAY2:  Romans 8:1-17
DAY3:  Ephesians 2:1-10
DAY4:  Galatians 6:7-9
DAY5:  I Peter 2:11
 
Week of August 27:
BLAMELESSNESS vs. Condemnation.   Realizing that I am holy and blameless in God’s sight because of Christ’s blood. 
 
Memory Verse:    Ephesians 1:4
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  John 3:16-21
DAY2:  Romans 3:21-26
DAY3:  Ephesians 1:3-8
DAY4:  Romans 5:8-10
DAY5:  I Corinthians 1:2
 
Week of August 20:
TOLERANCE vs. Prejudice.   Regardless of maturity, seeking to maintain unity with other believers in my thoughts, attitudes, love, spirit and purpose. 
 
Memory Verse:    Philippians 2:2
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Philippians 2:1-8
DAY2:  I Peter 3:8-12
DAY3:  Matthew 7:1-5
DAY4:  I Corinthians 9:22-23
DAY5:  Acts 10:28
 
Week of August 13:
THOROUGHNESS vs. Incompleteness.   Paying attention to the details knowing that I will not receive more until I am responsible with the little.
 
Memory Verse:    Proverbs 18:15
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Ezra 7:11-8:36
DAY2:  2 Chronicles 8:12-16
DAY3:  Numbers 33:50-56
DAY4:  2 Timothy 3:16-17
DAY5:  Proverbs 18:15
 
Week of August 6:
THRIFTINESS vs. Extravagance. Maintaining Godly stewardship and faithfulness in all things.
 
Memory Verse:    Luke 16:11
 
Passages to Study:
DAY1:  Genesis 41:28-36
DAY2:  John 6:12-13
DAY3:  Luke 12:41-48
DAY4:  Luke 16:11
DAY5:  I Corinthians 4:2
 
Week of July 30:
SINCERITY vs.  Hypocrisy.  Sincerely loving others without having a hidden agenda.
 
Memory Verse:    I Peter 1:22
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Romans 12:9-16
Day 2:  2 Corinthians 1:12-14
Day 3:  I Thessalonians 2:3-6
Day 4:  I Peter 2:1-3
Day 5:  I Peter 1:22
 
Week of July 23:
RESOURCEFULNESS vs.  Wastefulness.  Knowing that God tests my ability to receive true riches based on my use of material possessions.
 
Memory Verse:    Luke 16:10
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Matthew 25:14-29
Day 2:  Proverbs 31:13-31
Day 3:  Luke 16:1-12
Day 4:  Ruth 2:1-7; Lev. 19:9-10
Day 5:  Matthew 25:21
 
Week of July 16:
PUNCTUALITY vs.  Tardiness.  Honoring others and showing love by being on time as promised.
 
Memory Verse:    Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
Day 2:  Matthew 25:1-13
Day 3:  Ephesians 5:15-16
Day 4:  Matthew 5:37
Day 5:  Philippians 2:3
 
Week of July 9:
PERSUASIVENESS vs.  Contentiousness.  Persuading others to believe, but doing so with kindness and gentleness.
 
Memory Verse:    2 Timothy 2:24
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Acts 26
Day 2:  2 Timothy 2:23-26
Day 3:  Acts 5:29-37
Day 4: 2 Corinthians 5:11-15
Day 5: Proverbs 25:15
 
Week of July 2:
MEEKNESS vs.  Anger.  Realizing God’s control by receiving criticism without retaliation and praise without pride.
 
Memory Verse:    Psalm 62:5
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Psalm 62
Day 2:  Zephaniah 2:3
Day 3:  Psalm 37:1-11
Day 4:  Colossians 3:12
Day 5:  Matthew 5:5
 
Week of June 25:
LOVE vs.  Selfishness.  Giving to others without hesitation knowing that I will not be repaid or profit in this world in any way.
 
Memory Verse:    I Corinthians 13:3
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  I John 4:7-21
Day 2:  I Corinthians 13:1-8
Day 3:  Romans 12:10-13
Day 4:  John 13:34-35
Day 5:  I Peter 1:22
 
Week of June 18:
Character Trait of the Week:
LOYALTY vs.  Unfaithfulness.  Giving up the comforts, joys, and desires of my life for others.
 
Memory Verse:    John 15:13
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  I Samuel 20
Day 2:  Proverbs 3:3-13
Day 3:  Mark 12:29-31
Day 4:  John 15:12-13
Day 5:  I John 3:16
 
Week of June 11:
Character Trait of the Week:
FLEXIBILITY vs.  Resistance.  Setting my agenda each day on Christ’s agenda, and not my own.
 
Memory Verse:    Colossians 3:2
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Genesis 19:12-28
Day 2:  Acts 16:6-10
Day 3:  Mark 1:16-20
Day 4:  Colossians 3:1-2
Day 5:  Matthew 6:19-21
 
Week of June 4:
Character Trait of the Week:
DISCERNMENT vs.  Judgement.  Learning to think God’s thoughts, esteeming what He esteems and despising what He despises.
 
Memory Verse:    I Samuel 16:7
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  I Samuel 16:1-7
Day 2:  Hebrews 5:13-14; 4:12
Day 3:  Matthew 16:21-23
Day 4:  I John 4:1; Acts 17:11
Day 5:  Hosea 14:9
 
Week of May 28:
Character Trait of the Week:
DEFERENCE vs. Rudeness.  Being willing to bend personal freedom for the respect and esteem of others.
 
Memory Verse:    Romans 14:21
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Genesis 13
Day 2:  Matthew 17:24-27
Day 3:  Romans 14:14-21
Day 4:  Philippians 2:2-4
Day 5:  I Corinthians 8:9
 
Week of May 21:
Character Trait of the Week:
DECISIVENESS vs. Double Mindedness.  Making tough decisions based on God’s Word, His Will and His Way.
 
Memory Verse:    James 1:5
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Daniel 6
Day 2:  Proverbs 2:2-6
Day 3:  Romans 7:14-25
Day 4:  2 Timothy 3:14-17
Day 5:  James 1:5
 
Week of May 14:
Character Trait of the Week:
CAUTIOUSNESS vs. Rashness.  Moving in God’s timing so that all I do achieves maximum success.
 
Memory Verse:    Proverbs 19:2
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Esther 3:12-5:7; 7
Day 2:  Genesis 12:1-3; 16
Day 3:  I Samuel 10:8; 13:1-13
Day 4:  Proverbs 14:14-18
Day 5:  Proverbs 19:2
 
Week of May 7:
Character Trait of the Week:
ALERTNESS vs. Unawareness.  Awareness of what is going on around me and being prepared to respond in Christ’s character.
 
Memory Verse:    Mark 14:38
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Luke 4:1-13
Day 2:  Mark 14:27-31, 37-38, 66-72
Day 3:  I Peter 5:5-9
Day 4:  2 Timothy 2:15-16, 22-26
Day 5:  Colossians 4:2-6
 
Week of April 30:
Character Trait of the Week:
FAITH vs. Presumption.  Having an established conviction regarding things God is doing and believing He will see it through based on His promises.
 
Memory Verse:    Hebrews 11:1
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Hebrews 11
Day 2:  Romans 5:1-11
Day 3:  James 2:14-26
Day 4:  Romans 3:3-4
Day 5:  Hebrews 3:6,14
 
Week of April 23:
Character Trait of the Week:
REVERENCE vs. Disrespect.  Recognizing that my response, not the situation, is what God  wants me to see so that I can become more like Jesus.
 
Memory Verse:    Proverbs 23:17-18
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Hebrews 12:18-29
Day 2:  Job 38-42:6
Day 3:  Hebrews 10:26-36
Day 4:  Psalm 89:5-18
Day 5:  Proverbs 23:17-18
 
Week of April 16:
Character Trait of the Week:
OBEDIENCE vs. Willfulness.  Having the willingness and commitment to cooperate with God and others in their Godly directions and plans.
 
Memory Verse:    2 Corinthians 10:5
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Jonah 1-4
Day 2:  James 1:19-27
Day 3:  2 Corinthians 10:1-5
Day 4:  Hebrews 13:17
Day 5:  1 Samuel 15:22
 
Week of April 9:
Character Trait of the Week:
OPTIMISM vs. Pessimism.  Seeing everything as an opportunity for growth through God’s perspective.
 
Memory Verse:    Romans 12:2
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Numbers 13:1-14:11
Day 2:  Philippians 1:12-30
Day 3:  Romans 8:28-39
Day 4:  Philippians 3:10-15
Day 5:  Romans 12:2
 
Week of April 2:
Character Trait of the Week:
JOY vs. Self Pity.  Overflowing with the fruit of the Spirit each day so that true enthusiasm is realized.
 
Memory Verse:    Psalm 16:11
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Psalm 16
Day 2:  Galatians 5:16-26
Day 3:  John 15:1-11
Day 4:  Romans 5:1-5
Day 5:  John 17:13
 
Week of March 26:
Character Trait of the Week:
DISCRETION vs. Simple Mindedness.  Making choices each day that bring honor to God.
 
Memory Verse:    Proverbs 22:3
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Daniel 1:8-20
Day 2:  2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Day 3:  Romans 14:12-23
Day 4:  Judges 11:29-40
Day 5:  Proverbs 22:3
 
Week of March 19:
Character Trait of the Week:
EFFICIENCY vs. Disorganization.  Maintaining everything around and about me so that it is ready for God’s immediate use when He desires.
 
Memory Verse:    I Corinthians 14:40
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Luke 12:39-48
Day 2:  Matthew 25:1-13
Day 3:  Acts 6:1-7
Day 4:  Ephesians 4:11-16
Day 5:  Mark 6:38-44
 
Week of March 12:
Character Trait of the Week:
THOUGHTFULNESS vs. Callousness.  Allowing God’s Spirit to show me how I should respond to the feelings and needs of those around me.
 
Memory Verse:    Romans 12:15
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Ruth 2:1-16
Day 2:  Luke 7:1-10
Day 3:  John 2:1-11
Day 4:  Philippians 2:3-8
Day 5:  Romans 12:14-18
 
Week of March 5:
Character Trait of the Week:
DILIGENCE vs. Slothfulness.  Seeing each task before me as given by Jesus and giving all my strength and energy  to accomplish it.
 
Memory Verse:    Colossians 3:23
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Colossians 3:21-25
Day 2:  2 Thessalonians 3:6-14
Day 3:  Proverbs 6:6-11
Day 4:  Proverbs 14:23
Day 5:  Proverbs 12:27
 
Week of February 26:
Character Trait of the Week:
INITIATIVE vs. Unresponsiveness.  Seeing what needs to be done and doing it before I am asked to do it..
 
Memory Verse:    Romans 12:21
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Mark 2:1-5
Day 2:  Nehemiah 2:1-5
Day 3:  Matthew 14:22-33
Day 4:  James 4:17
Day 5:  Romans 12:21
 
Week of February 19:
Character Trait of the Week:
ENTHUSIASM vs. Apathy.  An outward expression of joy based on the inner peace of God.
 
Memory Verse:    1 Thessalonians 5:16,19
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Philippians 4:4-8
Day 2:  1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
Day 3:  Psalm 28:7
Day 4:  Ephesians 6:7
Day 5:  Revelation 3:15
 
Week of February 12:
Character Trait of the Week:
FAIRNESS vs. Injustice.  Adopting mercy, justice, humility and faithfulness as my core virtues.
 
Memory Verse:    Micah 6:8.
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  1 Peter 3:8-12
Day 2:  Matthew 18:21-35
Day 3:  Micah 6:8
Day 4:  Colossians 3:10-12
Day 5:  Proverbs 21:3
 
Week of February 5:
Character Trait of the Week:
COMPASSION vs. Indifference.  Demonstrating love in my daily life by bearing other’s suffering.
 
Memory Verse:    1 John 3:17.
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  James 2:14-17
Day 2:  Matthew 25:34-45
Day 3:  1 John 3:17-20
Day 4:  Deuteronomy 16:17
Day 5:  Matthew 9:36
 
Week of January 29:
Character Trait of the Week:
WISDOM vs. Natural Inclinations.  Viewing everything through God’s global perspective and responding accordingly.
 
Memory Verse:    Proverbs 9:10.
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  I Corinthians 1:24-31
Day 2:  Matthew 5:43-47
Day 3:  James 3:13-17
Day 4:  Matthew 7:24-27
Day 5:  Proverbs 9:10
 
Week of January 22:
Character Trait of the Week:
PEACE vs. Anxiety.  Keeping my sights and my efforts focused on eternal values and not temporal.
 
Memory Verse:    John 6:27.
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Matthew 6:25-34
Day 2:  Luke 8:14
Day 3:  John 14:27
Day 4:  John 6:27
Day 5:  Jeremiah 17:7-8
 
Week of January 15:
Character Trait of the Week:
ATTENTIVENESS vs. Unconcern.  Honoring a person above my self by giving them my full, undivided attention.
 
Memory Verse:    Hebrews 2:1.
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  James 1:19-25
Day 2:  Mark 4: 23-25
Day 3:  Philippians 2:3-4
Day 4:  Hebrews 2:1
Day 5:  Proverbs 12:15
 
Week of January 8:
Character Trait of the Week: 
AVAILABILITY vs. Self-centeredness.  Making my entire life secondary to those I am called to serve and build up in the Lord.
 
Memory Verse:  Philippians 2:20-21
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Luke 10:30-37
Day 2:  Galatians 6:2-3
Day 3:  Philippians 2:20-21
Day 4:  Isaiah 6:8
Day 5:  I Corinthians 10:24
 
Week of January 1:
Character Trait of the Week: 
ENCOURAGEMENT vs. Discouragement.  Gathering together to share our faith and to strengthen one another in the Lord.
 
Memory Verse:  Hebrews 3:13
 
Passages to Study:
Day 1:  Ephesians 2:19-22
Day 2:  Hebrews 10:24-25
Day 3:  Hebrews 3:13
Day 4:  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Day 5:  Ephesians 4:15-16
2017 Bible Reading Plan
 
 
 
Paul’s Legacy

Dec. 17     Hebrews 2:  The Great Descent

Dec. 18     Hebrews 11:  What Is True Faith?

Dec. 19     Hebrews 12:  Marathon Race

Dec. 20     James 1:  Walk the Talk

Dec. 21     1 Peter 1:  Converted Coward

Dec. 22     2 Peter 1:  Hidden Dangers

Dec. 23     Jude:  Sounding the Alarm

 
 
 
Paul’s Legacy

Dec. 10     Ephesians 2:  Prison Letter

Dec. 11      Ephesians 3:  Success Story

Dec. 12     Colossians 1:  Spanning the Gap

Dec. 13      Philemon:  A Personal Favor

Dec. 14     Titus 2:  Paul’s Troubleshooter

Dec. 15      1 Timothy 1:  Growth Pains

Dec. 16     2 Timothy 2:  Final Words

 
 
 
 
Paul’s Legacy

Dec. 3       Romans 3:  Remedy

Dec. 4       Romans 7:  Limits of the Law

Dec. 5       Romans 8:  Spirit Life

Dec. 6       Romans 12:  Down-to-Earth

Dec. 7       Acts 26:  Unexpected Passage

Dec. 8       Acts 27:  Perfect Storm

Dec. 9       Acts 28:  Rome at Last

 
 
 
 
 
The Word Spreads
Nov. 26   Acts 17:  Mixed Results
Nov. 27   1 Thessalonians 3-4:  Preparing / End
Nov. 28   2 Thessalonians 2:  Rumor Control
Nov. 29   1 Corinthians 13:  The Love Chapter
Nov. 30   1 Corinthians 15:  The Last Enemy
Dec. 1     2 Corinthians 4:  Baked Dirt
Dec. 2     2 Corinthians 12:  Weakness
 
 
 
 
The Word Spreads
Nov. 19   Acts 1:  Departure
Nov. 20   Acts 2:  Explosion
Nov. 21   Acts 5:  Shock Waves
Nov. 22   Acts 9:  About-face
Nov. 23   Galatians 3:  Legalism
Nov. 24   Acts 16:  Detour
Nov. 25   Philippians 2:  Downward Mobility
 
 
 
 
Finals Days
Nov. 12   John 17:  Commissioning
Nov. 13   Matthew 26:  Appointment/ Destiny
Nov. 14   Matthew 27:  No Justice
Nov. 15   Mark 15:  The Last Temptation
Nov. 16   Matthew 28:  A Rumor of Life
Nov. 17   John 20:  The Rumor Spreads
Nov. 18   Luke 24:  The Final Link
 
 
 
 
Responses to Jesus
Nov. 5  Mark 11: Opposition Heats Up
Nov. 6  Mark 12:  Baiting Jesus
Nov. 7  Mark 13:  A Day to Dread
Nov. 8  Mark 14:  A Scent of Doom
Finals Days
Nov. 9  John 14:  One Final Meal Together
Nov. 10  John 15:  Vital LInk
Nov. 11  John 16:  Grief into Joy
 
 
 
Responses to Jesus
Oct. 29  Mark 7:  Poles Apart
Oct. 30  Matthew 18:  Out of Bondage
Oct. 31  John 10:  No Secrets
Nov. 1    Mark 8:  Turning Points
Nov. 2   Mark 9:  Slow Learners
Nov. 3   Luke 10:  Mission Impossible
Nov. 4   Mark 10:  Servant Leadership
 
 
 
 
A Surprising Messiah
Oct. 22  Matthew 13:  Kingdom Tales
Oct. 23  Mark 6:  Contrast in Power
Oct. 24  Luke 16:  Of Two Worlds
Oct. 25  Luke 12:  Jesus on Money
Oct. 26  Luke 18:  Underdogs
Responses to Jesus
Oct. 27  Luke 15:  Master Storyteller
Oct. 28  John 6:  Food that Endures
 
 
 
A Surprising Messiah
Oct. 15   Mark 2:  Signal Fires of Opposition
Oct. 16   John 3:  Late-Night Rendezvous
Oct. 17   Mark 3:  Miracles and Magic
Oct. 18   Mark 4:  Hard Soil
Oct. 19   Mark 5:  Jesus and Illness
Oct. 20   Matthew 5:  Inflammatory Word
Oct. 21   Matthew 6:  Sermon on the Mount
 
 
 
 
Cries of Pain
Oct. 8   Isaiah 40:  Who’s in Charge?
Oct. 9   Isaiah 52:  The Suffering Servant
Oct. 10   Isaiah 53:  Wounded Healer
Oct. 11   Isaiah 55:  The End of It All
A Surprising Messiah
Oct. 12   Luke 1:  One Final Hope
Oct. 13   Luke 2:  No Fear
Oct. 14   Mark 1:  Immediate Impact
 
 
 
Starting Over
Oct. 1    Nehemiah 2: A Man for All Seasons
Oct. 2   Nehemiah 8:  Mourning into Joy
Oct. 3   Esther 4:  A Race’s Survival
Oct. 4   Malachi 2:  Disappointment
Cries of Pain
Oct. 5    Job 1-2:  Is God Fair?
Oct. 6    Job 38:  God Speaks to Job
Oct. 7    Job 42:  Happy Ending
 
 
 
Starting Over
Sept. 24   Daniel 1:  Enemy Employers
Sept. 25   Daniel 3:  Ordeal by Fire
Sept. 26   Daniel 5:  Like Father, Like Son
Sept. 27   Daniel 6:  Daniel’s Longest Night
Sept. 28   Ezra 3:  Home at Last
Sept. 29   Haggai 1:  A Needed Boost
Sept. 30   Zachariah 8:  Raising Sights
 
 
 
 
The Southern Kingdom
Sept. 17   Habakkuk 1:  Debating God
Sept. 18   Lamentations 3:  Poet in Shock
Sept. 19   Obadiah:  No Room to Gloat
Starting Over
Sept. 20   Ezekiel 1:  In Exile
Sept. 21   Ezekiel 2-3:  Toughening Up
Sept. 22   Ezekiel 4:  Write Large and Shout
Sept. 23   Ezekiel 37:  Resurrection Time
 
 
 
The Southern Kingdom
Sept. 10   Nahum 1:  Enemy Justice
Sept. 11    Zephaniah 3:  Rotten Ruling Class
Sept. 12    2 Kings 22:  Boy Wonder
Sept. 13   Jeremiah 2:  National Adultery
Sept. 14   Jeremiah 15:  Balky Prophet
Sept. 15   Jeremiah 31:  Israel’s Future
Sept. 16   Jeremiah 38:  Prophet’s Perils
 
 
 
 
The Northern Kingdom
Sept. 3    2 Kings 17:  Postmortem
The Southern Kingdom
Sept. 4    2 Chronicles 20:  Meanwhile in Jerusalem
Sept. 5    Micah 6:  Pollution Spreads
Sept. 6    2 Chronicles 30:  Hezekiah’s Festival
Sept. 7    Isaiah 6:  Power behind the Throne
Sept. 8    Isaiah 25:  Eloquent Hope
Sept. 9    2 Chronicles 32:  Battlefield Lessons
 
 
 
 
The Golden Age
Aug. 13  Psalm 103:  The Goodness of God
Aug. 14  2 Samuel 11:  Adultery and Murder
Aug. 15  2 Samuel 12:  Caught in the Act
Aug. 16  Psalm 51:  True Confession
Aug. 17  Psalm 139:  David’s Spiritual Secret
Aug. 18  I Kings 3:  Raw Talent
Aug. 19  I Kings 8: High-water Mark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Golden Age
Aug. 6  Psalm 23:  A Shepherd’s Song
Aug. 7  I Samuel 17:  Giant-Killer
Aug. 8  Psalm 19:  Outdoor Lessons
Aug. 9  I Samuel 20:  Jonathan’s Loyalty
Aug. 10  Psalm 27:  Ups and Downs
Aug. 11  Samuel 6:  King of Passion
Aug. 12  I Chronicles 17:  God’s House
 
 
 
 
 
Birthing a Nation
Jul. 30  Joshua 24: Home at Last
Jul. 31   Judges 6:  Unlikely Leader
Aug. 1   Judges 7:  Military Upset
Aug. 2   Judges 16:  Superman’s flaws
Aug. 3   Ruth 1:  Tough Love
The Golden Age
Aug. 4    I Samuel 3:  Transition Team
Aug. 5    I Samuel 16:  Tale of Two Kings
 
 
 
 
Birthing a Nation
Jul. 16  Exodus 3:  Time for Action
Jul. 17  Exodus 10-11:  The Ten Plagues
Jul. 18  Exodus 14:  Miracle at the Red Sea
Jul. 19  Exodus 20:  The Ten Commandments
Jul. 20  Exodus 32:  The Dream Dies
Jul. 21   Leviticus 26:  Legal Matters
Jul. 22  Numbers 11:  Trials in the Desert
 
 
 
 
 
The Plot Unveiled
Jul. 9   Genesis 19:  A Catastrophe Sent from God
Jul. 10  Genesis 22: Final Exam
Jul. 11  Genesis 27: Jacob Gets the Blessing
Jul. 12  Genesis 28:  Something Undeserved
Jul. 13  Genesis 37:  Family Battles
Jul. 14  Genesis 41:  Behind the Scenes
Jul. 15  Genesis 45:  A Long Forgiveness
 
 
 
 
 
 
T
he Plot Unveiled
Jul. 2  Genesis 1:  A Book of Beginnings
Jul. 3  Genesis 2:  One Shining Moment
Jul. 4  Genesis 3: The Crash
Jul. 5  Genesis 4:  Crouching at the Door
Jul. 6  Genesis 7:  Under Water
Jul. 7  Genesis 8:  The Rainbow
Jul. 8  Genesis 15:  The Plan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vital Letters
Jun. 26    2 and 3 John:  Pesky Deceivers
Jun. 27    Revelation 1:  The Final Word
Jun. 28    Revelation 12:  Side of History
Jun, 29    Revelation 21:  End and Beginning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Vital Letters
Jun. 19    Hebrews 11:  What is True Faith?
Jun. 20    Hebrews 12:  Marathon Race
Jun. 21     James 1:  Walk the Talk
Jun. 22     I Peter 1:  Converted Coward
Jun. 23    2 Peter 1:  Hidden Dangers
Jun. 24    Jude:  Sounding the Alarm
Jun. 25    I John 3:  Merest Christianity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Paul’s Legacy
Jun. 5      Romans 7:  Limits of the Law
Jun. 6      Romans 8:  Spirit Life
Jun. 7      Romans 12:  Down to Earth
Jun. 8      Acts 26:  Unexpected Passage
Jun. 9      Acts 27:  Perfect Storm
Jun. 10    Acts 28:  Rome at Last
Jun. 11     Ephesians 2:  Prison Letter
 
 
 
 
 
 
Final Days
May 29   1 Thessalonians 3-4:  Preparing / End
May 30   2 Thessalonians 2:  Rumor Control
May 31    1 Corinthians 13:  The Love Chapter
Jun. 1      1 Corinthians 15: The Last Enemy
Jun. 2      2 Corinthians 4:  Baked Dirt
Jun. 3      2 Corinthians 12:  Weakness   
Paul’s Legacy
Jun. 4      Romans 3:  Remedy
 
 
 
 
 
 
Final Days
May 22   Acts 2:  Explosion
May 23   Acts 5:  Shock Waves
May 24   Acts 9:  About-face
May 25   Galatians 3:  Legalism
May 26   Acts 16:  Detour
May 27   Philippians 2:  Downward Mobility
May 28   Acts 17:  Mixed Results
 
 
 
 
 
 
Final Days
May 15   Matthew 26:  Appointment / Destiny
May 16   Matthew 27:  No Justice
May 17   Mark 15:  The Last Temptation
May 18   Matthew 28:  A Rumor of Life
May 19   John 20:  The Rumor Spreads
May 20   Luke 24:  The Final Link
The Word Spreads
May 21   Acts 1:  Departure
 
 
 
 
 
Responses to Jesus
May 8    Mark 12: Baiting Jesus
May 9    Mark 13:  A Day to Dread
May 10  Mark 14:  A Scent of Doom 
Final Days
May 11   John 14:  One Final Meal Together
May 12   John 15:  Vital Link
May 13   John 16:  Grief to Joy
May 14   John 17:  Commissioning
 
 
 
 
 
 
Responses to Jesus
May 1    Matthew 18:  Out of Bondage
May 2    John 10:  No Secrets
May 3    Mark 8:  Turning Point 
May 4    Mark 9:  Slow Learner
May 5    Luke 10:  Mission Improbable
May 6    Mark 10:  Servant Leadership
May 7    Mark 11:  Opposition Heats Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cries of Pain continued.
Apr. 10    Isaiah 52:  The Suffering Servant
Apr. 11     Isaiah 53:  Wounded Healer
Apr. 12     Isaiah 55:  The End of It All
A Surprising Messiah
Apr. 13     Luke 1:  One Final Hope
Apr. 14     Luke 2:  No Fear
Apr. 15     Mark 1:  Immediate Impact
Apr. 16     Mark 2:  Signal Fires of Opposition
 
 
 
 
 
The Starting Over continued.
Apr. 3     Nehemiah 2:  A Man for All Seasons
Apr. 4     Esther 4:  A Race’s Survival
Apr. 5     Malachi 2:  Disappointment
Cries of Pain
Apr. 6     Job 1-2:  Is God Unfair?
Apr. 7     Job 38:  God Speaks to Job
Apr. 8     Job 42:  Happy Ending
Apr. 9     Isaiah 40:  Who’s in Charge?
 
 
 
 
 
The Starting Over continued.
Mar. 27    Daniel 3:  Ordeal by Fire
Mar. 28    Daniel 5:  Like Father, Like Son
Mar. 29    Daniel 6:  Daniel’s Longest Night
Mar. 30    Ezra 3:  Home at Last
Mar. 31     Haggai 1:  A Needed Boost
Apr. 1       Zechariah 8:  Raising Sights
Apr. 2      Nehemiah 8:  Mourning into Joy
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Southern Kingdom continued.
Mar. 13    Zephaniah 3: Rotten Ruling Class
Mar. 14    2 Kings 22:  Boy Wonder
Mar. 15    Jeremiah 2:  National Adultery
Mar. 16    Jeremiah 15:  Balky Prophet
Mar. 17    Jeremiah 31:  Israel’s Future
Mar. 18    Jeremiah 38:  Prophet’s Perils
Mar. 19    Habakkuk 1:  Debating God
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Southern Kingdom.
Mar. 6     2 Chronicles 20:  Meanwhile in Jerusalem
Mar. 7     Micah 6:  Pollution Spreads
Mar. 8     2 Chronicles 30:  Hezekiah’s Festival
Mar. 9     Isaiah 6:  Power behine the Throne
Mar. 10   Isaiah 25:  Eloquent Hope
Mar. 11    Hosea 11:  Wounded Lover
Mar. 12    Nahum 1:  Enemy Justice 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Northern Kingdom continued.
Feb. 27    2 Kings 5:  Double Portion
Feb. 28   Joel 2:  Word Power
Mar. 1      Jonah 3-4:  Beloved Enemies
Mar. 2      Amos 4:  Street-Corner Prophet
Mar. 3      Hosea 1,3:  Parable of Love
Mar. 4      Hosea 11:  Wounded Lover
Mar. 5      2 Kings 17:  Postmortem  
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Golden Age continued.
Feb. 20  Proverbs 4:  Life Advice
Feb. 21   Proverbs 10:  One-liners
Feb. 22   Proverbs on Words:  Verbal Dynamite
6:16-19; 10:11,20; 11:9,12,13; 12:14; 15:4; 17:10; 18:21; 25:11
Feb. 23    Song of Songs 2:  Love Story
Feb. 24    Ecclesiastes 3:  A Time for Everything
The Northern Kingdom
Feb. 25    1 Kings 17:  The Prophets
Feb. 26    1 KIngs 18:  Mountaintop Showdown
 
 
 
 
The Golden Age 
continued.
Feb. 13  2 Samual 11:  Adultery and Murder
Feb. 14  2 Samual 14:  Caught in the Act
Feb. 15  Psalm 51:  True Confession
Feb. 16  Psalm 139:  David’s Spiritual Secret
Feb. 17  1 Kings 3:  Raw Talent
Feb. 18  1 Kings 8:  High-water Mark
Feb. 19  Psalm 84:  Home Sweet Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Golden Age 
continued.
Feb. 6    1 Samual 17:  Giant Killer
Feb. 7    Psalm 19:  Outdoor Lessons
Feb. 8    1 Samual 20:  Jonathan’s Loyalty
Feb. 9    Psalm 27:  Ups and Downs
Feb. 10  2 Samual 6:  King of Passion
Feb. 11   1 Chronicles 17:  God’s House
Feb. 12   Psalm 103:  The Goodness of God
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birthing a Nation continued.
Jan. 30  Judges 6:  Unlikely Leader
Jan. 31   Judges 7:  Military Upset
Feb. 1    Judges 16:  Superman’s Flaws
Feb. 2    Ruth 1:  Tough Love
The Golden Age
Feb. 3    1 Samuel 3:  Transition Team
Feb. 4    1 Samuel 16:  Tale of Two Kings
Feb. 5    Psalm 23:  A Shepherd’s Song
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birthing a Nation 
continued.
Jan. 23  Deuteronomy 4:  Never Forget
Jan. 24  Deuteronomy 8:  Dangers of Success
Jan. 25  Deuteronomy 28:  Loud and Clear
Jan. 26  Joshua 2: New Spies, New Spirit
Jan. 27  Joshua 6: Strange Tactics
Jan. 28  Joshua 7:  Slow Learners
Jan. 29  Joshua 24: Home at Last
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birthing a Nation.
Jan. 16  Exodus 10-11:  The Ten Plagues
Jan. 17  Exodus 14:  Miracle at the Red Sea
Jan. 18  Exodus 20:  The Ten Commandments
Jan. 19  Exodus 32:  The Dream Dies
Jan. 20  Leviticus 26:  Legal Matters
Jan. 21  Numbers 11:  Trials in the Desert
Jan. 22  Numbers 14:  Open Mutiny
 
 
 
 
 
 
T
he Plot Unveiled continued.
Jan. 9   Genesis 22: Final Exam
Jan. 10  Genesis 27:  Jacob Gets the Blessing
Jan. 11  Genesis 28:  Something Undeserved
Jan. 12  Genesis 37:  Family Battles
Jan. 13  Genesis 41:  Behind the Scenes
Jan. 14  Genesis 45:  A Long Forgiveness
Birthing a Nation.
Jan. 15  Exodus 3: Time for Action
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Plot Unveiled
Jan. 1  Genesis 1:  A Book of Beginnings
Jan. 2  Genesis 2:  One Shining Moment
Jan. 3  Genesis 3: The Crash
Jan. 4  Genesis 4:  Crouching at the Door
Jan. 5  Genesis 7:  Under Water
Jan. 6  Genesis 8:  The Rainbow
Jan. 7  Genesis 15:  The Plan
Jan. 8  Genesis 19:  A Catastrophe Sent from God