- 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 Song of Songs 1-4, then Pray Psalm 13. Could it be possible that this book is really in the Bible? A collection of love poems? Which celebrates human sexuality?!? Remember: God made humans the way they are! He does not blush the way we do. (In fact, the Hebrew has been translated into more of a “rated G” set of English than it is within the original). Remember: Sex, within the “flower pot” of marriage is like “soil” which is life-giving. Sex, outside of marriage, is like “dirt” when it is spilled everywhere outside of the “flower pot”. It is “dirty” and only brings trouble. Therefore, do not “feel bad” or “gasp” when reading Song of Songs, but allow it to do what it does: show us what love and sex can be within God’s Design!
Read Song of Songs 5-8, then Pray Psalm 14. Follow the poetry and let it do what it does!
Read Jeremiah 1-3, then Pray Psalm 15. Jeremiah was called to a sobering task: tell everyone your country will be destroyed. However, perhaps more than any other prophet, Jeremiah is ALSO called to tell the story of a completely new thing that God is planning…(hint, JESUS is coming!…see chapters 30-33).
As we read through Jeremiah, we’re going to brush up on the design of the Bible and how it all fits together. You will be able to see how the epic prophesies of Jeremiah fits within the whole! Read Jeremiah 4-6, then Pray Psalm 16.
Read Jeremiah 7-9, then Pray Psalm 17. The powerful poetry of Jeremiah 8 can be seen even larger within the over-arching story of the Bible. Never underestimate the darkness as it rebels against the light.
Read of Jeremiah 10-13, then Pray Psalm 18. Ever wonder why humans are so bent on seeking out idols? Especially idols of their own making?
Read Jeremiah 14-17, then Pray Psalm 19. This section will feel “out of touch” with our current lives. “What does this have to do with me?” will pop up in your mind. Be sure and utilize The Bible Project’s video here to answer that question.