September 29, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 5 speaks of the Day of the Lord, no one knows the day or time. Then the Apostle Paul gave final exhortations, among them are “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Jeremiah 25. God gave Jeremiah this big prophesy: Seventy years of captivity and judgment on the nations.

Jeremiah 26. For giving bad news Jeremiah received death threats, but the priests managed to hold off the mob with pointing out what was prophesied is consistent with earlier prophecies, so he was let free (for a while).

September 28, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 4. Believers live to please God and were called to purity and godliness, brotherly love and orderly life. There is comfort in knowing of Christ’s coming for his own.

Jeremiah 23. God will eventually raise up out of the house of David the righteous branch, but until then there will be lying prophets, false prophets and empty oracles.

Jeremiah 24. Jeremiah had a vision of two baskets of figs. God gives an object lesson.

September 27, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 3 tells of the Apostle Paul’s concern for their faith, he was encouraged by the report from Timothy. The chapter ends with a prayer that their love may increase.

Jeremiah 20. The chief priest Pashhur heard Jeremiah prophesy bad outcomes, so he punished Jeremiah, which led to the word of God given to Pashhur. Jeremiah gave yet another complaint to God, this time even to the point of complaining he was born.

Jeremiah 21. Jerusalem was doomed, and God delivered this message to the house of David.

Jeremiah 22 continues God’s messages to the House of David, the Sons of Josiah, and proclaimed the end of the Davidic line with Jehoiachin. This is one reason Jesus had to be adopted by Joseph according to the gospel of Matthew.

September 26, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 2. The Apostle Paul defended his motives and his conduct, they were all pure. Then he gave thanks to God for the conversion of the Thessalonians and mentioned his longing to see them.

Jeremiah 17. Judah’s sin was deep and worthy of punishment. Jeremiah gave a profound confession and delivered a beautiful prayer for deliverance. Then he reminded the people to keep the sabbath holy.

Jeremiah 18. Jeremiah went to the potter’s house and learned the importance of the potter and the clay. God’s warning was rejected by the people and Jeremiah was persecuted.

Jeremiah 19. Jeremiah bought a clay jar, went to the valley of Hinnon, later called Gehenna, proclaimed disaster over Judah and Jerusalem over their offerings to Baal or Molech and broke the clay jar to signify how big the disaster was going to be.

September 25, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 1. After the customary greetings the Apostle Paul gave thanks for the Thessalonians’ good example.”Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”

Jeremiah 14. There was to come drought, sword, famine and pestilence. The people pleaded for mercy.

Jeremiah 15. More calamities awaited the people, for the LORD will not relent. Jeremiah felt dejected, but the Lord reassured Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 16 tells of the Day of Disaster and ends with the promise that God will restore Israel.

September 3, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and two chapters of Isaiah.

September 3: 1 Thessalonians 5, Isaiah 54, Isaiah 55 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Thessalonians 5 speaks of the Day of the Lord, no one knows the day or time. Then the Apostle Paul gave final exhortations, among them are “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Isaiah 54. After the gigantic chapter 53, writing about the sin-bearing, suffering servant the narrative switches back to God’s servant, Israel, and the Covenant of Peace. It ends with “no weapon formed against you shall prosper”

Isaiah 55 is the invitation to abundant life. Remember this: “ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

September 1, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the fourth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and two chapter of Isaiah.

September 1: 1 Thessalonians 4, Isaiah 51, Isaiah 52 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Thessalonians 4. Believers live to please God and were called to purity and godliness, brotherly love and orderly life.  There is comfort in knowing of Christ’s coming for his own.

Isaiah 51 speaks of everlasting salvation out of Zion, via “the rock”. Wake up!

Isaiah 52. God prophetically redeems Jerusalem. “ How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” Verse 13 and forward is the beginning of the prophecy of the suffering servant.

August 31, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the third chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and one chapter of Isaiah.

August 31: 1 Thessalonians 3, Isaiah 50 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Thessalonians 3 tells of Paul’s concern for their faith and he was encouraged by the report from Timothy. The chapter ends with a prayer that their love may increase.

Isaiah 50 continues elaborating about the Servant. The two last verses has meant much in my life: “ Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.  Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.”

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

Today we read the second chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and one chapter of Isaiah.

August 30: 1 Thessalonians 2, Isaiah 49 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Thessalonians 2. Paul defended his motives and his conduct, they were all pure. Then he gave thanks to God for the conversion of the Thessalonians and mentioned his longing to see them.

Isaiah 49. A chapter on the servant. Is it Israel or is it Jesus? Isaiah indicated it is both, and “a light to the Gentiles.” Read it and contemplate.

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

Today we read the first chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and three chapters of Isaiah.

August 29: 1 Thessalonians 1, Isaiah 46, Isaiah 47, Isaiah 48 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Thessalonians 1. After the greetings Paul gave thanks for the Thessalonians’ good example.”Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”

Isaiah 46 tells of the dead gods of Babylon and other useless idols. Compare that to the living God! “ Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”

Isaiah 47 prophesies the fall of Babylon.

Isaiah 48. God declared His plan for Israel, and the chapter ends with something quoted in a famous play. Which play?