Grab a Bible. If it fits your style, also grab a journal to write in.
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Pray! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you read. HE WILL.
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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.
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Read Luke 8-9, then Pray Psalm 111. Study Luke 8:11-15 carefully. We learn many things, but this is a rare time that Jesus “decodes” one of His parables in such a clear fashion. Locate how Jesus explains what each component of the story is: the seed, the ones along the path, those in the rock, the ones among the thorns and the seed on good soil.
Read Luke 10-11, then Pray Psalm 112. Luke 10 is one of the most important chapters in the Bible. Consider all the pieces to this story of the Seventy (or Seventy-Two). Zoom in on 10:16 as it helps us understand what the Church is and what it is for. Then take note of verses 18-20! And note that Luke’s placement of the parable of the Good Samaritan immediately after these verses in on purpose!
Read Luke 12-13, then Pray Psalm 113. This section has many different parables but study how each relates to the others. Think of this like a quilt with many patches, but all of which forms a larger more important picture. Pay careful attention to each “character” (such as Pharisees, crowds, disciples, etc.) and when they speak and what they say or what Jesus says to them.
Read Luke 14-16, then Pray Psalm 114. The word “Gospel” means GOOD NEWS. These three chapters hold critically important parables which teach us what this Good News ultimately is about. Chapter 15, in particular, has three parables, each of which follows a pattern of something lost being found. The first two verses are key to unlocking all three parables. God’s love for you and me is not based upon our behavior (which is what the Pharisees judged by), but upon our identity.
Read Luke 17-18, then Pray Psalm 115. Study Luke 17:20-21 carefully. Wherever the King is, that is where the Kingdom is. Then take note of the parables of Luke 18!
Read Luke 19-20, then Pray Psalm 116. The story of Zacchaeus is forever linked to Jesus’ famous quote in 19:10. It is from this moment (and the parable which follows it) that Jesus enters Jerusalem to begin His Passion.
Read Luke 21-22, then Pray Psalm 117. Luke 22 includes the story of The Lord’s Supper. Consider the words of verse 20 and then consider verse 30. This is in view each time we celebrate His Supper!