Series – MOSAIC (2016)

 

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A great daily devotional to which one sermon a month will be related: Inspired Evidence by Julie Von Vett (Author), Bruce Malone (Co-author

This Year’s Bible Readings: 

The Plan:  This year begins a new cycle of reading (studying) through the entire Bible over a period of the next six years. This plan assumes 20 – 30 verses per day, five days per week. Several of the New Testament books like the Gospels, Acts and Romans will be addressed twice during the six year period. It is based on the biblical admonition to study “the whole counsel of God.” This plan assumes studying smaller sections is better than just reading through large portions of Scripture.  This is an overview of the six year plan.

The Study: Begin by setting a specific and consistent time to read through and pray the Scriptures. Ask the Lord to bring to mind key words especially relevant to your life, needs and interests. Circle or underline those words. Ask questions regarding the context as to the meaning of those words. Pray about those words asking God to help you understand and apply yourself to the Scripture you are reading. Watch for things to happen that will affirm the relevance of those verses. Share the insights gained with someone else. Thank God for helping you understand them by not only learning them, but loving them and living them out each day.

The Theme: Worldviews, what is a worldview?  James W. Sire puts   it this way: “Essentially, they are our basic, rock-bottom answers to the following questions:

  1. What is prime reality—the really real? To this we might answer: God, or the gods, or the material cosmos. Our answer here is the most fundamental. It sets the boundaries for the answers that can consistently be given to the other six questions. This will become clear as we move from worldview to worldview in the chapters that follow.
  2. What is the nature of external reality, that is, the world around us?Here our answers point to whether we see the world as created or autonomous, as chaotic or orderly, as matter or spirit; or whether we emphasize our subjective, personal relationship to the world or its objectivity apart from us.
  3. What is a human being? To this we might answer: a highly complex machine, a sleeping god, a person made in the image of God, a naked ape.
  4. What happens to a person at death? Here we might reply: personal extinction, or transformation to a higher state, or reincarnation, or departure to a shadowy existence on “the other side.”
  5. Why is it possible to know anything at all? Sample answers include the idea that we are made in the image of an all-knowing God or that consciousness and rationality developed under the contingencies of survival in a long process of evolution.
  6. How do we know what is right and wrong? Again, perhaps we are made in the image of a God whose character is good, or right and wrong are determined by human choice alone or what feels good, or the notions simply developed under an impetus toward cultural or physical survival.
  7. What is the meaning of human history? To this we might answer: to realize the purposes of God or the gods, to make a paradise on earth, to prepare a people for a life in community with a loving and holy God, and so forth.
  8. What personal, life-orienting core commitments are consistent with this worldview?

This Year’s Readings: 

January’s Readings:

February’s Readings:

March Readings:

April Readings:

May Readings:

June Readings:

July Readings:

August Readings:

  • Aug. 1-Aug. 7,
  • Aug. 8-Aug. 14,
  • Aug. 15-Aug. 21,
  • Aug. 22-Aug. 28,

September Readings:

  • Aug. 29-Sept. 4,
  • Sept. 5-Sept. 11,
  • Sept. 12-Sept. 18,
  • Sept. 19-Sept. 25,

October Readings:

  • Sept. 26-Oct. 2,
  • Oct. 3 – Oct. 9, 
  • Oct. 10 – Oct. 16, 
  • Oct. 17 – Oct. 23, 
  • Oct. 24 – Oct. 30,  

November Readings:

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 6,
  • Nov. 7-Nov. 13,
  • Nov. 7-Nov. 20,
  • Nov. 7-Nov. 27                          

December Readings:

  • Nov. 28-Dec. 4,
  • Dec. 5 – Dec. 11,
  • Dec. 12 – Dec. 18,
  • Dec. 19 – Dec. 25,

 

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