Read Scripture Guide for October 14 through October 20

HERE'S HOW:

  1. 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.

  2. Pray! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you read. HE WILL.

  3. Check to see if there is a video to watch today

  4. Look up and read the assigned reading for the day.

  5. Look up the assigned Psalm that day: pray it out loud.

  6. Pray! Ask the Father to apply those readings to your life and to help you join Jesus where He is already working. HE WILL.

  7. Rally together each Sunday at Lindwedel Winery at 9:00 am with questions and discussion.

  8. Let's get started!!

October 14

Read Acts 13-14, then Pray Psalm 120. Note Acts 13:9. The story is NOT that Saul became Paul. Rather, he was “also called Paul” indicating that when Paul was around Jews, he was Saul, and when he was around Gentiles, he was Paul.

October 15

Read Acts 15-16, then Pray Psalm 121. The first church council! We are introduced to the idea of God’s people using God’s Word to be directed in His will. The leaders use Amos 9:11-12 to know what to do in this controversy.

October 16

Read Acts 17-18, then Pray Psalm 122. Acts 17 looms large in this story. First, note verses 6-7. Following Jesus is inherently political. We believe in “another King, one called Jesus.” When we follow Him, we will “cause trouble all over the world” or “turn the world upside down” with love, joy, peace, etc. Second, note verses 11-12. When you listen to anyone’s message (including this one!), “examine the Scriptures to see if what is being said is true!” Third, become extremely familiar with verses 16-34. This is how we share the Gospel with people who know nothing about our beliefs…we do not expect them to know ours, but rather we build connections and then tell the story (even when we are troubled by their behavior, see v. 16).

October 17

Read Acts 19-20, then Pray Psalm 123. Zoom in on Acts 19:13-20. We do not “dabble” in Spiritual Warfare or we will literally get the pants beaten off us! Instead we trust in Jesus’ authority (He is LORD) and grow in His Word! When we do this, the Spirit will produce the power (see Galatians 5:22-25) and completely disrupt the towns (specifically those demons and rulers who oppose the LORD) we live in (see Acts 19:23-41).

October 18

Read Acts 21-22, then Pray Psalm 124. Study Luke 17:20-21 carefully. Some Christians believe that things like the ones recorded in Acts, “closed with the death of the apostles”. There is no Biblical evidence of this, nor any historical evidence. Trust that Jesus continues to work through His people to spread the message to the ends of the earth! He does so in power! It is through His power that you and I are participating in His Kingdom now!

October 19

Read Acts 23-24, then Pray Psalm 125. Notice how when it was needed, Jesus appeared to Paul and told Him what must happen. When we are participating in the mission, Jesus will always give us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it.

October 20

Read Acts 25-26, then Pray Psalm 126. Paul never hesitated to use his citizenship and status to further the mission. He used the resources at his disposal to carry the mission forward. And, even though he was carried along by the Holy Spirit, he was still Paul. His personality, temperament, strengths and weaknesses were all used by the Lord to move the mission forward. See 2 Corinthians 12:1-10.