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.
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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.
Rally together each Sunday at Lindwedel Winery at 9:00 am with questions and discussion.
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Read Romans 13-14, then Pray Psalm 134. Following Jesus NEVER means putting ideas over people. It means submitting to HIS authority. And, though we may not be used to thinking this (Consider Romans 13:2 and how it relates to the American Revolution! This should give us pause and cause more study and prayer.) Romans 13 instructs followers of Jesus to submit to governing authorities. Authority is ultimately a question of faith: do we trust and then submit to Jesus?
Read Romans 15-16, then Pray Psalm 135. These two chapters are often ignored or forgotten. Do not do this! Study the words of chapter 15 to see how Paul applies the Gospel (remember Romans 1:16!) to His every day life and the words of chapter 16 to see how Paul applies the Gospel to his partners in the Gospel. This not a list. These are people. God worked through them, and now works through you.
Read 1 Corinthians 1-2, then Pray Psalm 136. To grab ahold of what’s going on in this powerful letter, study and hold close to your heart 1:10 (this is the purpose—and problem!—identified throughout the letter) and 1:18-25 (this is the POWER—and solution!—consistently given throughout the letter) all culminating in chapter 15. We preach Christ crucified. We preach Jesus risen from the dead, the first of many. This is the Gospel. This changes EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE.
Read 1 Corinthians 3-4, then Pray Psalm 137. Zoom in on 3:6-9. This is how the Kingdom of God spreads, how God works. He works through people! Why? Because 3:16!
Read 1 Corinthians 5-6, then Pray Psalm 138. These two chapters are not fun to read, but they deal with the reality of this broken world. They also provide instruction on how to respond to it! Study 5:4-12 diligently. We are not condemners, we are Gospelers.
Read 1 Corinthians 7-8, then Pray Psalm 139. When reading chapter 7, remember what this letter is about: how to apply the Gospel to the broken world. Many instructions are here, but don’t lose site of the overarching point: The death and resurrection of Jesus impacts how we look at everything! When reading chapter 8, spend extra time with verse 6. Note the prepositions, the way the words are arranged. God the Father and Jesus the Lord! ONE LORD (remembering the Spirit mentioned back in 7:40). It is a powerful insight into God’s nature and His love for us!
Read 1 Corinthians 9-10, then Pray Psalm 140. Chapter 10 is a power telling of the Old Testament from the perspective of the New. Note verse 6! This is why we get serious about the Lord’s Supper (verses 16-17)! Once again, unity is the problem. The Gospel is the solution!