November 30, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the final chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John, the two last chapters of Hosea, and the first chapter of Joel.

November 30: 1 John 5, Hosea 13, Hosea 14, Joel 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

John 5. Being born of God and believing in the son of God means exercising obedience by Faith. The certainty of God’s witness is : “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” There is  confidence and compassion in prayer, We must follow the true one and reject the false. And so the letter ends: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”

Hosea 13. The LORD shoed His anger and there was to be be judgment on Israel.

Hosea 14. God promised that when Israel repented it would be restored.

Joel 1. The Word of the LORD told Joel of the great locust attack, the drought and the land laid waste. Lament for the land, for the day of the LORD is near.

November 29, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the fourth chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John and four chapters of Hosea.

November 29: 1 John 4, Hosea 9, Hosea 10, Hosea 11, Hosea 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 John 4. Test the spirits. There is the spirit of God, and then there are many spirits of the Antichrist. Remember: “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” We know God through love and we see God through love, “We love him, because he first loved us.”

Hosea 9. The prophesy said Israel will be judged because of its sin.

Hosea 10. And because of Israel’s sin it will be taken into captivity.

Hosea 11. Yet, God will show His love for Israel.

Hosea 12. God gave His charge against Ephraim.

November 28, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the third chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John and three chapters of Hosea.

November 28: 1 John 3, Hosea 6, Hosea 7, Hosea 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 John 3. We are children of God, or as the King James bible calls it “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:” As children of God we do not sin,but it is important we love and show the outworking of love, for in it is the spirit of truth.

Hosea 6. God called Ephraim and Judah to repentance, for He required mercy; not sacrifice.

Hosea 7. God continues to bemoan the iniquity of Ephraim and Judah.

Hosea 8. Because of Israel’s apostasy this prophesy was fulfilled: “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:

November 27, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the second chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John and five chapters of Hosea.

November 27: 1 John 2, Hosea 1, Hosea 2, Hosea 3, Hosea 4, Hosea 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 John 2. The Apostle John explained how you can test if you know Him, warned of sin and was concerned for their spiritual state. There will come a last hour’s deception, so let the truth abide in You. Remember you are children of God.

Hosea 1. God told Hosea to marry a harlot. She gave birth to three children, given negative sounding names. In spite of this God promises  the restoration of Israel.

Hosea 2 tells of God’s unfaithful people, how they are punished and restored, and finally to be shown unmerited mercy.

Hosea 3. God told Hosea to reconcile with his wife, and so Israel will return to God.

Hosea 4. God gave His charge against Israel because of Israel’s Idolatry.

Hosea 5. God proclaimed judgment on Israel, Ephraim and Judah.

November 26, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the first chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John, one chapter of Proverbs and the last chapter of Daniel.

November 26: 1 John 1, Proverbs 25, Daniel 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 John 1.  From the Beginning, what was heard, seen and touched we proclaim, that is the Word of Life. How can we have fellowship with God and with one Another? The Word of God through the Apostle John tells us how.

Proverbs 25 is a collection of more proverbs of Solomon collected after his death during the reign of Hezekiah.

Daniel 12. This chapter deals with the end times.  Many have tried to make a final timeline out of this and out of Revelation, but the book is sealed until the time of the end. As Jesus himself said: “Only the Father in heaven knows.” It makes for a very interesting and thought provoking read.

February 29, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today is leap day, February 29, and we could take the day off, but the Holy Bible is the most important book ever written and too important to ignore, even for a day. It is the word of God.

May I suggest we go back to the beginning.

The three chapters chosen for today are   Genesis 1 ,John 1 and  1 John 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Both Genesis 1 and John 1 start with the words “In the beginning”. , Genesis 1 deals with the physical creation, but with a spiritual emphasis, laying the groundwork for spiritual understanding of how and why we exist. The gospel of John then deals with creation spiritually.

We are existing in time and space. The question is: What was there before time and space existed, before the beginning?

Answer: God, existing in three persons, God the Father, God the Son (the Word) and God’s Spirit, (the Holy Ghost).

They alone are eternal, everything else, including time and space, is created.

1 John 1 then starts from the beginning and deals with how we should live today, in time and space, with an eternal perspective.

November 30, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the final chapter of first John, the two last chapters of Hosea, and the first chapter of Joel.

November 30: 1 John 5, Hosea 13, Hosea 14, Joel 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

John 5. Being born of God and believing in the son of God means exercising obedience by Faith. The certainty of God’s witness is : “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” There is  confidence and compassion in prayer, We must follow the true one and reject the false. And so the letter ends: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”

Hosea 13. The LORD shows His anger and there will be judgment on Israel.

Hosea 14. God promises that when Israel repents it will be restored.

Joel 1. The Word of the LORD tells Joel of the great locust attack, the drought and the land laid waste. Lament for the land, for the day of the LORD is near.