- 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 am with questions and discussion.
- Let's get started!!
Prefer a printable study guide? Click this button which contains our reading guide from now through the end of March. All the videos will be here, so check back each week!
Read all of Ruth, then Pray Psalm 77. Be sure to check Matthew 1:5 to see who these people are! One of the best books of the Bible that everyone should have written on their hearts!
Read 1 Samuel 1-3, then Pray Psalm 78. Samuel is Hebrew for “Heard by God”. Note Hannah’s persistence in prayer! Also, one of the few places where we see silent prayer.
Read 1 Samuel 4-8, then Pray Psalm 79. Pay attention to Samuel’s unique roll as the story pushes toward the people’s demand for a king.
Read 1 Samuel 9-12, then Pray Psalm 80. Pay special attention to the appointment and the anointing of the King. Anointing is a concept we might not think about or use often, but it is critical to the Biblical story, which all points to the Christ, the Anointed One.
Read 1 Samuel 13-14, then Pray Psalm 81. We may think, just as Saul did, “What’s the big deal?” about what happened in chapter 13. Why does this seemingly simple mistake destroy Saul’s future? The issue is not the action, but a matter of the (see 13:14) heart.
Read 1 Samuel 15-17, then Pray Psalm 82. 1 Samuel 15:22-23 are key texts to help us understand what has happened and why God rejects Saul. Again, look for use of the concept of “anointing”.
In the story of David and Goliath, readers are often encouraged to see themselves as David when they face the difficult Goliath’s of this world. Not a good plan! We should see Jesus as the Son of David, who has defeated the ultimate Goliath of all time when He went to the cross to save us!
Read 1 Samuel 18-20, then Pray Psalm 83. Follow the narrative through the next several chapters, reading as it does like an action-drama! Pay attention to the differences within the hearts of David and Saul.
Read 1 Samuel 21-24, then Pray Psalm 84.