Reading the Bible in 2011 and beyond…

Visualizing the Bible® Chris Harrison Click the image to enlarge “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 This beautiful image gives you a visual overview of the Bible: the number of books in the Bible, the length of each book and the thousands of cross reference […]

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Acts 27–28: Preaching & Teaching

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Saturday “And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.” Acts 28:30–31 Saturday’s Bible reading is Acts 27–28. Although yesterday’s reading […]

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Revelation 18–22: The Alpha & The Omega

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Friday And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their […]

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Song of Solomon 7–8

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Thursday “Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the LORD. “Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will […]

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“Coventry Carol”

The Coventry Carol  is a song that was unfamiliar to me until I read a novel by Helen MacInnes in which she used it at a critical moment in her story. I have yet to hear it sung in a church or in concert here in the United States. The carol is both lullaby and […]

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Esther 6–10

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Tuesday “Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually, […]

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Deuteronomy 32–34

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Monday “Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb. “For […]

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Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52

Week 52 of Read the Bible in 2011 begins today. This past year I’ve been putting up a variation of this post each week to explain what I’m doing when readers find posts on different books of the Bible on different days. Michael Coley’s reading plan mixes readings from different sections of the Bible: Sunday: […]

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“Hallelujah!”

Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.” Revelation 19:6 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet […]

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“O Come All Ye Faithful”

I have always loved to sing O Come All Ye Faithful on Christmas morning.  The last verse bursts into a crescendo of joy as it calls us to worship and adore Jesus Christ the Lord. “Yea, Lord, we greet thee, Born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory given! Word of the Father, Now […]

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“Carol of the Bells”

Bells have been used for centuries to mark events of significance. Carol of the Bells was composed by the Ukrainian composer, Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, and is frequently performed by handbell choirs. These handbell ringers in Taipei are unique, however; their entrance and processional as they ring out the notes enhances and expresses the joyous melody. […]

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“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us…”

“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” Galatians 4:4–5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and […]

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“Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”

In many churches I’ve attended it is a tradition to close the Christmas Eve service by singing Silent Night.  This carol was written and first sung in Oberndorf, Austria. “Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy infant so tender and mild, sleep in Heavenly peace! […]

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