One Year Bible Reading Guide Our One Year Bible Reading Guide provides you with the chapters of the Bible to read each day so over the course of a year you will have read the entire Bible. 2018-03-23T11:02:13+00:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Ron Piggott 2018 <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Friday March 23rd 2018]]> 2018-03-23T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-23T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 17 & 18 Summary: In this life we will face challenges. When it comes to sin as Christians we are under obligation we aren't to stumble our brothers or sisters by tempting them in ways contrary to God's Word. Additionally when someone acknowledges their wrong doing towards us we are to offer them forgiveness. Jesus continues to provide us with examples of how to use our faith in daily living. Jesus begins to prepare His disciples, and in turn us through the study of our Bibles, on the end times. Not everyone will have accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour. Jesus has encouraged us to mature in our wait while living out our skills and talents while we wait for His return. Through the use of parables Jesus shares the importance of being persistent in our faith and sincere before God in prayer. As a child trusts so must we trust our Heavenly Father. In order to do this we need to not make our security in material possessions, but rather have the precepts of God's Word as the foundation of life. Jesus continues to prepare His disciples for His impending crucifixion. As we persist in the study of God's Word our faith will mature and influence our life. Psalms 31 Summary: Once again King David shows us it is alright to be brutally honest with the Lord our God. God is with us when we struggle. A special intimacy is formed with God during the most intense challenges of life. We are reminded of Jesus crucifixion during the struggles King David writes about in this Psalm. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Thursday March 22nd 2018]]> 2018-03-22T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-22T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 15 & 16 Summary: Through the use of parables Jesus shows us how important each one of us are to God the Father. Especially noteworthy is the parable of the Prodigal Son. Each one of us have our story of turning to faith in Jesus Christ. God longs for each of us to declare our dependance on Him and acknowledge Him as Lord of our life. As God's heart is poured out in this chapters of scripture we read about our need to be a praying people so our actions are worthy as a child of the living God. As we are faithful in managing what God has entrusted into our care He will expand our sphere of influence trusting us with more. With the silent witness creation has in pointing to Jesus Christ and the words in our Bible we each face an individual decision if we will live for God or turn our back on Him. Psalm 30 Summary: The faithfulness of the living God is never ending. Although there are times things may not go as planned it is for our good. The majesty of the Lord encamps our lives. Our praises exalt the work He does in each one of our lives. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Wednesday March 21st 2018]]> 2018-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 13 & 14 Summary: Jesus continues to proclaim the gospel without compromise. He continues to proclaim a message that pierces to the heart of our culture today. Jesus continues to heal those who are sick. He does this in such a way as to bring glory to God the Father. Jesus teaches what Heaven is like and shows compassion for Jerusalem. When Jesus interacts with the spiritual leaders of the day He speaks with words that are full of grace. With the use of parables we experience God's heart for lost and hurting people. We are reminded the cost to follow Jesus involves sacrificing for the good of God's Kingdom. Psalm 29 Summary: Remembering how the Lord has provided in the past builds faith. Acknowledging Him in daily life brings joy. Acknowledging His works restores weariness and builds faith. Here King David proclaims the many joys he has found in the relationship with the living God. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Tuesday March 20th 2018]]> 2018-03-20T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-20T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 11 & 12 Summary: Jesus's disciples ask Him to teach them to pray. The Lord's prayer is birthed for all generations. In this teaching Jesus highlights how important it is that we are a praying people. Jesus spends time teaching about the spirit realm providing us with the frame work for deliverance ministry. In more of Jesus teaching the standard of holiness we are to use as the foundation of our lives is established. The word of God is living and revives our weariness. Through Jesus teachings recorded in scripture we are nurtured in our faith to build a strong foundation that will stand the test of time. Psalms 28 Summary: We need to learn to cry out to God with our challenges. He desires to be our anchor of life. The Lord comforts His children and restores their joy. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Monday March 19th 2018]]> 2018-03-19T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-19T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 9 & 10 Summary: Jesus continues to teach His disciples and sends them to share the good news. A crowd forms as Jesus teaches and heals many people. It is late afternoon and they are isolated from a near by village. Jesus performs a miracle feeding the crowd with five loaves of bread and two fish. Peter's great confession that Jesus is the Christ is next. Following this Jesus begins preparing His disciples for His impending crucifixion. As Jesus prays with James, Peter and John near by Moses and Elijah appear and speak with Jesus. Again Jesus speaks to His disciples about His impending crucifixion. He prepares His disciples for the cost of following Him. Jesus continues to train up and commission many of His followers. The stage is set for the birth of Christianity. Jesus prepares His followers for salvation being open up to anyone who calls on His name by sharing the parable of the Good Samaritan. We learn a valuable lesson from Martha and Mary. It is alright to spend time at Jesus feet being renewed and refreshed. We don't always have to be doing. Psalm 27 Summary: The Lord is our safety net. We may call on His name for help when we face trouble in this life. He will prove victorious in the test of time. We need to equip ourselves with the study of God's word and apply the precepts to our lives. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Sunday March 18th 2018]]> 2018-03-18T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-18T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 7 & 8 Summary: We are taught the value of having faith in Jesus. Jesus demonstrates this as He affirms the Centurion by healing His servant. The compassion of Jesus is demonstrated in the healing of the widow's son. Jesus began to be known by the fruits of His life. Jesus explains John the Baptist's purpose in preparing the way for His ministry. Jesus is anointed with alabaster by a sinful woman who sought Jesus out while He was at a Pharisee's home for dinner. Jesus restores her to faith and then uses this as a teachable moment to the people He is with. This woman's actions show she has been forgiven of her many sins and has entered into the family of God. Jesus teaches on the snares people face when hearing the word of God. This is a caution for us to be attentive in our Bible study (both personal and corporate). Our love for Jesus shows in our actions. This is our silent witness to a hurting world. Jesus takes authority over the storm which threatens His disciples while they travel. When they reach the shore Jesus frees the demon possessed man who greets them in the region of Gerasenes. Jesus continues to heal all who reach out to Him with perseverance. Psalm 26 Summary: King David prayerfully considers his life. The witness of this Psalm shows how King David yearned for the things of God. It is a guideline for us to fashion our life after. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Saturday March 17th 2018]]> 2018-03-17T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-17T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 5 & 6 Summary: Jesus next chooses His disciples. In the process of fishing Jesus sees Simon, James and John. He instructs them to fish with their net in a specific way. When they have a full net Simon knows there has been Heavenly intervention and realizes Jesus is the son of God. In this realization Simon acknowledges himself as a sinner. Yet Jesus, with great compassion, responds that they will be catching people. In Jesus ministry He now heals a man with leprosy. Jesus feeling the need to recharge withdrew to a quiet setting and spent time in prayer with His Heavenly Father. Jesus authority to heal through the forgiveness of sins is established when a paralysed man's mobility is restored. Jesus adds Levi to His disciples. In doing so He proclaims His unconditional love of sinners. Next Jesus teaches on fasting making it clear this practice needs to be done for a deeper relationship with the Living God and not to appear religious before the people in your daily life. Jesus affirms the Sabbath, that is taking a day of rest. This is the mirror image of God the Father in the creation of the world. Jesus withdraws with His twelve disciples as He begins to equip them for the gospel to continue beyond His crucifixion. In Jesus public teaching He shares what it is to be blessed. At the same time He cautions those who pursue earthly gain. Jesus challenges us to love our enemies and not to judge those who hurt us or act in a way we find detestable. The true measure of testing someones motivation is by their actions. Psalms 25 Summary: Learning to trust and have faith in God challenges us in the root of our being. Placing our faith in God restores weariness and brings a fulfilling life. Through humbly seeking the Lord the foundation of a believer's life is established. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Friday March 16th 2018]]> 2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 3 & 4 Summary: John the Baptist is preaching. He is preparing the way for Jesus ministry to impact people's lives. While John the Baptist is baptizing people Jesus comes forward for His baptism. Initially John discourages this. But when reminded of it's purpose John readily agrees. We find a detailed summary of the genealogy leading to Jesus birth is provided as a reference in understand scripture and establishing a time line in man's history. Jesus submits Himself to the will of God the Father and is tested in the wilderness. His pattern for our guide on how to resist temptation is established: Resisting temptation requires an intimate knowledge of the scriptures and a heart that is willing to pursue a Godly character in life. Jesus teaching isn't well received for the people who grew up with Him. He is able to deliver a person by an oppressive spirit and heal many as He travels sharing the good news. Psalm 24 Summary: A reminder to take time during the day to be lost in the Majesty of God's creation is found in those who desire to know God. Additionally warnings are issued to avoid the snares of this life. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Thursday March 15th 2018]]> 2018-03-15T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-15T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Luke 1 & 2 Summary: The gospel of Luke was wrote by a doctor. Extensive detail is given to Jesus ministry (including the Christmas and Easter seasons we celebrate each year). John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus. His birth preceded Jesus in a similar way John the Baptist's ministry prepared the way for Jesus' earthly ministry. Both births are foretold by angels. This heightened their importance to God's desire to interact with humanity. The Holy Spirit inspired many prophecies which fulfil Old Testament scripture. When Jesus is born He is presented in the temple and the Holy Spirit inspires additional words for the importance of Jesus life on the earth bridging the gap for humanity to stand in the presence of a Holy God. Even as a child Jesus yearns for the things of God. His wisdom challenges the temple leaders. Psalm 23 Summary: A psalm of comfort --- timeless for all humanity --- is born in King David's heart. This is one of comfort for those who face life's trials and assurance of God's unconditional love. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Wednesday March 14th 2018]]> 2018-03-14T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-14T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott The Lord is continuing to prepare the Israelites for entering into the Promised land. The next task Moses is to complete is establish the boundaries of the land according to the directions of the Lord. As well the Lord appoints leaders who are acting as guardians of the land during the Israelite transition into the Promised land. Special instructions are given for the Levites. The Lord is providing the land for the Levites as a tool for them to carry out their duties. Additional instructions are given to make provision for Zelophehad's daughters. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Tuesday March 13th 2018]]> 2018-03-13T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-13T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott The Lord is Holy, set apart and just in His ways. He are invited to be part of this. When we accept the Lord into our life we receive a rich inheritance as children of the King. When the Midianites defiled the Israelites the anger and wrath of God was stirred. In the Lord's holiness Moses is instructed to enact God's vengeance on the Midianites. The Lord instructs Moses on how to go about this battle and the Midianites are attacked by the Israelites. The living God continues to guide Moses and the Israelites so they will inherit the Promised land. The Lord's wisdom is dispensed from Moses in addressing the Gadites and Reubenites in a way that won't stir the anger of God. Through Moses and Aaron's leadership the Israelites time in the wilderness has refined the Israelites people so a fresh generation may enter into the Promised land. Moses has earnestly sought after the guidance of God in leading the Israelites. In doing so the Lord's favour has been with the Israelite people during their wilderness journey. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Monday March 12th 2018]]> 2018-03-12T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-12T00:00:00-04:00 Ron Piggott Moses continues receiving instructions from the Lord. God is establishing routine offerings. This is bringing structure to the Israelites way of life. The Lord also tells Moses the appropriate sacrifices for their festivals. Next the Lord advices Moses in the importance of following through with commitments. During God's dialogue the man is positioned as the head of the family and able to release his wife of a vow she has made. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Sunday March 11th 2018]]> 2018-03-11T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-11T00:00:00-05:00 Ron Piggott The Lord's holiness and His desire that the Israelites be set apart are evident in God's judgement against the Israelites who engages in immorality with the Moabites. The Israelite people continually need Moses to lead them in the ways of God as they adjust to the standard of living God is establishing for them. Again the Lord calls on Moses to take a census of the Israelite adults who are able to be part of the army. With diligence this task is brought to completion. Moses has learned to lean on the Lord in such a way that he gravitates towards praying to the Lord for wisdom in addressing the challenges which come with leading the Israelites in the wilderness. The Lord is faithful to guide Moses one step at a time. Moses is heading up the mountain with Joshua to see the promised land the Israelites are about to enter into. But with the sin of this generation Moses won't enter into the promised land. The time of Moses death is very near. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Saturday March 10th 2018]]> 2018-03-10T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-10T00:00:00-05:00 Ron Piggott Balaam is summoned by Balak. Initially the Lord instructs Balaam not to go. The Lord needed more time to prepare Balaam for his purpose in this trip: Delivering prophetic messages from the living God. When Balaam humbles himself before the living God the Lord has a vessel He may use to speak to Balak. Balaam delivers numerous prophetic messages the Lord gives him. <![CDATA[One Year Bible Reading Guide For Friday March 9th 2018]]> 2018-03-09T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-09T00:00:00-05:00 Ron Piggott The Lord is continuing to teach Moses and Aaron about the laws the Israelites must follow. As in the recent conversations God builds on the foundation He started. Today He is teaching Moses and Aaron about water cleansing a person. This builds on the foundation of being clean and unclean. The Lord uses Moses striking a rock to bring water out of the ground for use with the Israelite animals and people to drink. Again God uses Moses' humbleness to provide for the Israelite people, even though they continue to complain against him. The Lord directs the Israelites on how they should travel by the King of Edom denying them passage through their country. This leads the Israelites to Mount Hor where Aaron dies. The Lord is teaching the Israelites dependance on Him as their source of hope. As the people continue to grumble against Moses and God Himself Moses prayers are heard by the Lord and save the Israelites from the Lord's vengence.