- Grab a Bible. If it fits your style, also grab a journal to write in.
- Which Bible version is best? The one you read! If you don’t have one, let us know! Print, Online, and Apps are available.
- Invite family or friends to join you.
- Pray! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you read. HE WILL.
- Check to see if there is a video to watch today
- Look up and read the assigned reading for the day.
- Look up the assigned Psalm that day: pray it out loud.
- Pray! Ask the Father to apply those readings to your life and to help you join Jesus where He is already working. HE WILL.
- Rally together each Sunday at Lindwedel Winery at 9:15 am with questions and discussion.
- Let's get started!!
Read Hosea 1-5, then Pray Psalm 122. When reading Hosea, remember that God is showing as much, if not more, than He is telling. It is as if He says to Hosea, “Here, let me show you how it feels to be me. Marry and adulterous wife build an unfaithful family and you’ll see.” But THEN! Watch what happens…(hint, don’t miss Hosea 2:19-20).
Read Hosea 6-10, then Pray Psalm 123. Lest we ever think that sin is not important to God, enter Hosea 6-10. But always remember when reading passages like this: Jesus took our sin upon Himself and gave us HIS righteousness!
Read Hosea 11-14, then Pray Psalm 124. Powerful warnings give way to even more powerful promises. Note the beautiful imagery (not what it looks like, but what it IS like) given to us about how Yahweh will rescue Israel, and eventually all nations!
Read all of Joel, then Pray Psalm 125. As you read Joel, take note of how Peter quoted chapter 2:28-32 on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. So, the Holy Spirit’s inspiration of Peter helps us know the fulfillment of this section of Joel. Use that to guide your interpretation as well!
Read Amos 1-5, then Pray Psalm 126. Watch how important the poor and “lower classes” are in this story. Watch how it is Israel who ignores the poor! Hypocrisy abounds. The time for JUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS has come…one way or the other…
Read Amos 6-9, then Pray Psalm 127. After reading chapters 6 through 9a, take note that the last paragraph of chapter 9 is then quoted in Acts 15!
Read Obadiah, then Pray Psalm 128. Don’t miss Obadiah! It is like a microcosm of both Israel’s history and World history! The promise of His Messianic blessing to all people is right there in verses 17-21!