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September 2009

September 2009
"It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise."
—Hebrews 11:11, NLT
Sept. 1 Ezek. 15-16; Ps. 70; Rev. 6
Sept. 2 Ezek. 17-19; Rev. 7
Sept. 3 Ezek. 20-21; Ps. 111; Rev. 8
Sept. 4 Ezek. 22-24; Rev. 9
Sept. 5 Ezek. 25-28; Rev. 10
Sept. 6 Ezek. 29-32; Rev. 11
Sept. 7 2 Kin. 25; 2 Chr. 36; Jer. 40-41; Rev. 12
Sept. 8 Jer. 42-44; Ps. 48; Rev. 13
Sept. 9 Lam. 1-2; Obadiah; Rev. 14
Sept. 10 Lam. 3-5; Rev. 15
Sept. 11 Dan. 1-2; Ps. 87; Rev. 16
Sept. 12 Dan. 3-4; Ps. 81; Rev. 17
Sept. 13 Ezek. 33-35; Rev. 18
Sept. 14 Ezek. 36-37; Ps. 110; Rev. 19
Sept. 15 Ezek. 38-39; Ps. 145; Rev. 20
Sept. 16 Ezek. 40-41; Ps. 128; Rev. 21
Sept. 17 Ezek. 42-44; Rev. 22
Sept. 18 Ezek. 45-46; Luke 1
Sept. 19 Ezek. 47-48; Luke 2
Sept. 20 Dan. 5-6; Ps. 130; Luke 3
Sept. 21 Dan. 7-8; Ps. 137; Luke 4
Sept. 22 Dan. 9-10; Ps. 123; Luke 5
Sept. 23 Dan. 11-12; Luke 6
Sept. 24 Ezra 1; Ps. 84-85; Luke 7
Sept. 25 Ezra 2-3; Luke 8
Sept. 26 Ezra 4; Ps. 113,127; Luke 9
Sept. 27 Hag. 1-2; Ps. 129; Luke 10
Sept. 28 Zech. 1-3; Luke 11
Sept. 29 Zech. 4-6; Luke 12
Sept. 30 Zech. 7-9; Luke 13 read more

August 2009

August 2009
"Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good."
—Romans 12:9, NLT
Aug. 1 Is. 65-66; Ps. 62; John 3
Aug. 2 2 Kin. 21; 2 Chr. 33; John 4
Aug. 3 Nah. 1-3; John 5
Aug. 4 2 Kin. 22; 2 Chr. 34; John 6
Aug. 5 2 Kin. 23; 2 Chr. 35; John 7
Aug. 6 Hab. 1-3; John 8
Aug. 7 Zeph. 1-3; John 9
Aug. 8 Jer. 1-2; John 10
Aug. 9 Jer. 3-4; John 11
Aug. 10 Jer. 5-6; John 12
Aug. 11 Jer. 7-9; John 13
Aug. 12 Jer. 10-12; John 14
Aug. 13 Jer. 13-15; John 15
Aug. 14 Jer. 16-17; Ps. 96; John 16
Aug. 15 Jer. 18-20; Ps. 93; John 17
Aug. 16 2 Kin. 24; Jer. 22; Ps. 112; John 18
Aug. 17 Jer. 23,25; John 19
Aug. 18 Jer. 26,35-36; John 20
Aug. 19 Jer. 45-47; Ps. 105; John 21
Aug. 20 Jer. 48-49; Ps. 67; 1 John 1
Aug. 21 Jer. 21,24,27; Ps. 118; 1 John 2
Aug. 22 Jer. 28-30; 1 John 3
Aug. 23 Jer. 31-32; 1 John 4
Aug. 24 Jer. 33-34; Ps. 74; 1 John 5
Aug. 25 Jer. 37-39; Ps. 79; 2 John
Aug. 26 Jer. 50-51; 3 John
Aug. 27 Jer. 52; Rev. 1; Ps. 143-144
Aug. 28 Ezek. 1-3; Rev. 2
Aug. 29 Ezek. 4-7; Rev. 3
Aug. 30 Ezek. 8-11; Rev. 4
Aug. 31 Ezek. 12-14; Rev. 5 read more

July 2009

July 2009
"Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety."
—Proverbs 29:25, NLT
July 1 Is. 1-3; Titus 3
July 2 Is. 4-5; Ps. 115-116; Jude
July 3 Is. 6-7; 2 Chr. 26-27; Philemon
July 4 2 Kin. 15-16; Hos. 1; Heb. 1
July 5 Hos. 2-5; Heb. 2
July 6 Hos. 6-9; Heb. 3
July 7 Hos. 10-12; Ps. 73; Heb. 4
July 8 Hos. 13-14; Ps. 100,102; Heb. 5
July 9 Mic. 1-4; Heb. 6
July 10 Mic. 5-7; Heb. 7
July 11 Is. 8-10; Heb. 8
July 12 Is. 11-14; Heb. 9
July 13 Is. 15-18; Heb. 10
July 14 Is. 19-21; Heb. 11
July 15 Is. 22-24; Heb. 12
July 16 Is. 25-28; Heb. 13
July 17 Is. 29-31; James 1
July 18 Is. 32-35; James 2
July 19 2 Kin. 17; 2 Chr. 28; Ps. 46; Jms 3
July 20 2 Chr. 29-31; James 4
July 21 2 Kin. 18-19; 2 Chr. 32; James 5
July 22 Is. 36-37; Ps. 76; 1 Pet. 1
July 23 2 Kin. 20; Is. 38-39; Ps. 75; 1 Pet. 2
July 24 Is. 40-42; 1 Pet. 3
July 25 Is. 43-45; 1 Pet. 4
July 26 Is. 46-49; 1 Pet. 5
July 27 Is. 50-52; Ps. 92; 2 Pet. 1
July 28 Is. 53-56; 2 Pet. 2
July 29 Is. 57-59; Ps. 103; 2 Pet. 3
July 30 Is. 60-62; John 1
July 31 Is. 63-64; Ps. 107; John 2 read more

June 2009

June 2009
"He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams."
—Psalm 23:2, NLT
June 1 Prov. 19-21; Rom. 13
June 2 Prov. 22-24; Rom. 14
June 3 Prov. 25-27; Rom. 15
June 4 Prov. 28-29; Ps. 60; Rom. 16
June 5 Prov. 30-31; Ps. 33; Eph. 1
June 6 Eccl. 1-3; Ps. 45; Eph. 2
June 7 Eccl. 4-6; Ps. 18; Eph. 3
June 8 Eccl. 7-9; Eph. 4
June 9 Eccl. 10-12; Ps. 94; Eph. 5
June 10 Song 1-4; Eph. 6
June 11 Song 5-8; Phil. 1
June 12 1 Kin. 12; 2 Chr. 10-11; Phil. 2
June 13 1 Kin. 13-14; 2 Chr. 12; Phil. 3
June 14 1 Kin. 15; 2 Chr. 13-14; Phil. 4
June 1 Kin. 16; 2 Chr. 15-16; Col. 1
June 16 1 Kin. 17-19; Col. 2
June 17 1 Kin. 20-21; 2 Chr. 17; Col. 3
June 18 1 Kin. 22; 2 Chr. 18-19; Col. 4
June 19 2 Kin. 1-3; Ps. 82; 1 Tim. 1
June 20 2 Kin. 4-5; Ps. 83; 1 Tim. 2
June 21 2 Kin. 6-7; 2 Chr. 20; 1 Tim. 3
June 22 2 Kin. 8-9; 2 Chr. 21; 1 Tim. 4
June 23 2 Kin. 10; 2 Chr. 22-23; 1 Tim. 5
June 24 2 Kin. 11-12; 2 Chr. 24; 1 Tim. 6
June 25 Joel 1-3; 2 Tim. 1
June 26 Jon. 1-4; 2 Tim. 2
June 27 2 Kin. 13-14; 2 Chr. 25; 2 Tim. 3
June 28 Amos 1-3; Ps. 80; 2 Tim. 4
June 29 Amos 4-6; Ps. 86; Titus 1
June 30 Amos 7-9; Ps. 104; Titus 2 read more

May 2009

May 2009
"The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words."
—Proverbs 10:32, NLT
May 1 1 Chr. 14-15; Ps. 132; Matt. 18
May 2 1 Chr. 16; Ps. 106; Matt. 19
May 3 2 Sam. 7; 1 Chr. 17; Ps. 2; Matt. 20
May 4 2 Sam. 8-9; 1 Chr. 18; Matt. 21
May 5 2 Sam. 10; 1 Chr. 19-20; Ps. 20; Matt. 22
May 6 2 Sam. 11-12; Ps. 51; Matt. 23
May 7 2 Sam. 13-14; Matt. 24
May 8 2 Sam. 15-16; Ps. 32; Matt. 25
May 9 2 Sam. 17; Ps. 71; Matt. 26
May 10 2 Sam. 18; Ps. 56; Matt. 27
May 11 2 Sam. 19-20; Ps. 55; Matt. 28
May 12 2 Sam. 21-23; 1 Thess. 1
May 13 2 Sam. 24; 1 Chr. 21; Ps. 30; 1 Thess. 2
May 14 1 Chr. 22-24; 1 Thess. 3
May 15 1 Chr. 25-27; 1 Thess. 4
May 16 1 Kin. 1; 1 Chr. 28; Ps. 91; 1 Thess. 5
May 17 1 Kin. 2; 1 Chr. 29; Ps. 95; 2 Thess. 1
May 18 1 Kin. 3; 2 Chr. 1; Ps. 78; 2 Thess. 2
May 19 1 Kin. 4-5; 2 Chr. 2; Ps. 101; 2 Thess. 3
May 20 1 Kin. 6; 2 Chr. 3; Ps. 97; Rom. 1
May 21 1 Kin. 7; 2 Chr. 4; Ps. 98; Rom. 2
May 22 1 Kin. 8; 2 Chr 5; Ps. 99; Rom. 3
May 23 2 Chr. 6-7; Ps. 135; Rom. 4
May 24 1 Kin. 9; 2 Chr. 8; Ps. 136; Rom. 5
May 25 1 Kin. 10-11; 2 Chr. 9; Rom. 6
May 26 Prov. 1-3; Rom. 7
May 27 Prov. 4-6; Rom. 8
May 28 Prov. 7-9; Rom. 9
May 29 Prov. 10-12; Rom. 10
May 30 Prov. 13-15; Rom. 11
May 31 Prov. 16-18; Rom. 12 read more

April 2009

April 2009
"I WILL PRAISE YOU, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done."
—Psalm 9:1, NLT
Apr. 1 Judg. 11-12; Ps. 50; 2 Cor. 1
Apr. 2 Judg. 13-16; 2 Cor. 2
Apr. 3 Judg. 17-18; Ps. 89; 2 Cor. 310
Apr. 4 Judg. 19-21; 2 Cor. 4
Apr. 5 Ruth 1-2; Ps. 53,61; 2 Cor. 5
Apr. 6 Ruth 3-4; Ps.64-65; 2 Cor. 6
Apr. 7 1 Sam. 1-2; Ps. 66; 2 Cor. 7
Apr. 8 1 Sam. 3-5; Ps. 77; 2 Cor. 8
Apr. 9 1 Sam. 6-7; Ps. 72; 2 Cor. 9
Apr. 10 1 Sam. 8-10; 2 Cor. 10
Apr. 11 1 Sam. 11-12; 1 Chr. 1; 2 Cor. 11
Apr. 12 1 Sam. 13; 1 Chr. 2-3; 2 Cor. 12
Apr. 13 1 Sam. 14; 1 Chr. 4; 2 Cor. 13
Apr. 14 1 Sam. 15-16; 1 Chr. 5; Matt. 1
Apr. 15 1 Sam. 17; Ps. 9; Matt. 2
Apr. 16 1 Sam. 18; 1 Chr. 6; Ps. 11; Matt. 3
Apr. 17 1 Sam. 19; 1 Chr. 7; Ps. 59; Matt. 4
Apr. 18 1 Sam. 20-21; Ps. 34; Matt. 5
Apr. 19 1 Sam. 22; Ps. 17,35; Matt. 6
Apr. 20 1 Sam. 23; Ps. 31,54; Matt. 7
Apr. 21 1 Sam. 24; Ps. 57-58; 1 Chr. 8; Matt. 8
Apr. 22 1 Sam. 25-26; Ps. 63; Matt. 9
Apr. 23 1 Sam. 27; Ps. 141; 1 Chr. 9; Matt. 10
Apr. 24 1 Sam. 28-29; Ps. 109; Matt. 11
Apr. 25 1 Sam. 30-31; 1 Chr. 10; Matt. 12
Apr. 26 2 Sam. 1; Ps. 140; Matt. 13
Apr. 27 2 Sam. 2; 1 Chr. 11; Ps. 142; Matt. 14
Apr. 28 2 Sam. 3; 1 Chr. 12; Matt. 15
Apr. 29 2 Sam. 4-5; Ps. 139; Matt. 16
Apr. 30 2 Sam. 6; 1 Chr. 13; Ps. 68; Matt. 17 read more

March 2009

March 2009
"AND THIS SAME GOD who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."
—Philippians 4:19, NLT
Mar. 1Num. 28-29; Mark 8
Mar. 2Num. 30-31; Mark 9
Mar. 3Num. 32-33; Mark 10
Mar. 4Num. 34-36; Mark 11
Mar. 5Deut. 1-2; Mark 12
Mar. 6Deut. 3-4; Ps. 36; Mark 13
Mar. 7Deut. 5-6; Ps. 43; Mark 14
Mar. 8Deut. 7-9; Mark 15
Mar. 9Deut. 10-12; Mark 16
Mar. 10Deut. 13-15; Gal. 1
Mar. 11Deut. 16-18; Ps. 38; Gal. 2
Mar. 12Deut. 19-21; Gal. 3
Mar. 13Deut. 22-24; Gal. 4
Mar. 14Deut. 25-27; Gal. 5
Mar. 15Deut. 28-29; Gal. 6
Mar. 16Deut. 30-31; Ps. 40; 1 Cor. 1
Mar. 17Deut. 32-34; 1 Cor. 2
Mar. 18Josh. 1-2; Ps. 37; 1 Cor. 3
Mar. 19Josh. 3-6; 1 Cor. 4
Mar. 20Josh. 7-8; Ps. 69; 1 Cor. 5
Mar. 21Josh. 9-11; 1 Cor. 6
Mar. 22Josh. 12-14; 1 Cor. 7
Mar. 23Josh. 15-17; 1 Cor. 8
Mar. 24Josh. 18-20; 1 Cor. 9
Mar. 25Josh. 21-22; Ps. 47; 1 Cor. 10
Mar. 26Josh. 23-24; Ps. 44; 1 Cor. 11
Mar. 27Judg. 1-3; 1 Cor. 12
Mar. 28Judg. 4-5; Ps. 39, 41; 1 Cor. 13
Mar. 29Judg. 6-7; Ps. 52; 1 Cor. 14
Mar. 30Judg. 8; Ps. 42; 1 Cor.15
Mar. 31Judg. 9-10; Ps. 49; 1 Cor. 16 read more

Character Sketch

This month’s bible study  |  Read Zechariah 9-11, Matthew 21:1-5

Jesus illustrated His humility when He chose the lowly donkey as His servant

 

When we think about the biblical story of Christmas, what often comes to mind are mangers, wise men, angels, shepherds and stars. But we don’t often think about donkeys. 

Donkeys are small, unglamorous beasts of burden. While they’re useful for such things as bearing firewood, hauling produce to market or pulling up roots and stumps, they aren’t animals that we associate with pedigree or status. You’ve probably never heard someone say, “What a beautiful donkey you have!” read more

Turn On the Light

This Month’s Bible Study  |  Read John 8:31-47

Why we don’t need to hide in the dark from our mistakes



A little boy was playing in his father’s garage one sunny afternoon. It was a place of treasures and wonders for the youngster, who loved the tools, the workbench and watching his father work. He knew he wasn’t supposed to play in the garage unless his father was there too, but his dad wouldn’t be home for hours, and he wasn’t going to hurt anything anyway. 

His father’s latest project was a wooden model of a sailing ship. Dozens of small parts and hours of labor had gone into it so far. It was going to be a beautiful ship. 

As the boy explored the wondrous world, something on the shelf over the workbench caught his eye. He had to know what it was. He climbed onto the bench and stretched to reach the item. Holding on to the shelf to steady himself, he suddenly felt it give way. Everything on it crashed onto the yet-to-be-completed model, smashing many of its delicate parts. 

The boy jumped down, horrified at what he had done and thinking how mad his father was going to be. He decided the best thing to do was to cover the ship with a piece of canvas and push it to the back of the workbench. Maybe his dad wouldn’t notice—or maybe he’d forget about the project. 

The boy ran into the house, worried about being found out. His mom offered him an afternoon snack of milk and cookies, but he couldn’t think about anything else except what would happen if he were discovered.

John 8:31-47 gives the answer to the boy’s problem. Verse 31 tells us what to do when faced with our wrongdoing. Jesus said, “The truth will set you free.” The passage goes on to say, “Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.’”

It is our human nature to try to hide in darkness, to think that if we cover up our sins no one will know. But God always knows our deeds and our hearts. By hiding our sins, we actually make ourselves slaves to them. 

God tells us in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (NIV). 

If the boy had just called his father and confessed his disobedience he wouldn’t have spent the entire afternoon worried about the consequences. There probably were consequences—there are in real life as well—but they are never as bad as we imagine they’ll be. 

A note about this passage in the Fire Bible: Global Study Edition says: “Yet there is only one truth that will set people free from sin, destruction and Satan’s power. That truth is Jesus Himself.”

What are you hiding? What is inhibiting you and holding you back from real freedom? Are you a slave to things in your life that you wish you were free from? 

Then the answer is clear: Confess your sins to the Father, let the light of Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross shine on your life, and let Him wash away the guilt. Let the peace of the Holy Spirit come and comfort you. Know true freedom from the bondage of slavery! read more

Get Ready to Grow in Faith

This month’s bible study  |  Titus 2:11-14

God’s grace gives us the power to change

 

Imagine the very best gift you’ve ever received. Maybe it was a special present for a birthday or a totally unexpected gift received just because the giver wanted you to have it. God’s grace is like that—a precious gift that is totally undeserved. 

The Fire Bible: Global Study Edition note about Titus 2:11-14 says this: “Verses 11-14 describe the character and purpose of God’s saving grace (i.e. the unearned and undeserved favor, love, help and spiritual enablement) and the effect it should have on believers.” 

It is through God’s grace that we recognize and realize God’s gift of salvation and love. He opens our eyes and softens our hearts. Verse 11 says it is the grace of God that brings salvation to all men. read more

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