May 13, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles, the last two chapters in 2 Samuel and the first chapter of 1 Kings.

May 13: Acts 24, 2 Samuel 23, 2 Samuel 24, 1 Kings 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 24, Paul was on trial before Felix. After Peter put up a vigorous defense Felix adjourned the trial until Lysius would come back. Two years passed and Felix kept Paul in prison, hoping for a bribe so he could release him. None came and Felix was replaced by Justus, but Paul was still kept in prison past the time allowed to keep the Jews pacified.

2 Samuel 23 records David’s last words, and has a list of David’s mighty men.

2 Samuel 24. David took a Census of Israel and Judah,which was a sinthat had to be punished. David chose to fall into the Hands of the LORD, so the angel of death ravaged the land for three days until he came to the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.  There David built an altar and sacrificed.

1 Kings 1. Adonijah, the heir apparent, since his older brothers were all dead, set himself up as king before David’s death. David  had Zadok the Priest and Nathan the Prophet Proclaim Solomon King instead.

May 12, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 12: Acts 23, 2 Samuel 21, 2 Samuel 22 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 23, Paul gave his message before the Sanhedrin, which led to the plot to kill Paul.  Paul was then sent to Felix under heavy guard.

2 Samuel 21. David Avenged the Gibeonites, and a couple of the Philistine Giants were destroyed, especially Goliath.

2 Samuel 22, the recording of David’s song of praise.

May 11, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 11: Acts 22, 2 Samuel 19, 2 Samuel 20 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 22, Paul gave his salvation testimony to the crowd in Aramaic. When Paul mentioned the stoning of Stephen and that he preached also to the Gentiles the crowd wanted him killed right away. Paul claimed that he was a  Roman citizen, so the next day he was ordered to stand before the Sanhedrin.

2 Samuel 19. David mourned for Absalom, and returned to Jerusalem where he showed mercy to Shimel,  Mephibosheth, and also Barzillai, but he preferred to die in his own country. Then Judah and Israel quarreled about the King.

2 Samuel 20 records the Rebellion of Sheba.

May 10, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 10: Acts 21, 2 Samuel 17, 2 Samuel 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 21, on to Jerusalem, Paul told everywhere by the Spirit not to go.  Paul continues unmoved and ‘The Lord’s will be done’. Paul urged to make Peace, and purify himself with four other Jews that had taken a vow. A mob was stirred up anyway and Paul was arrested in the Temple. Because Paul was a Roman citizen he was allowed to address the Jerusalem mob.

2 Samuel 17 tells of the advice of Hushai to Absalom. Hushai also warned David to escape, which he did, and some people provided food and supplies for David and his men.

2 Samuel 18. Absalom suffered an inglorious death (read about it). David Heard of Absalom’s death and mourned for Absalom.

May 9, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 9: Acts 20, 2 Samuel 15, 2 Samuel 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 20. Paul left Ephesus ministered in Greece for 3 months, left and ministered at Troas, where on the last day there he preached on and on and a young man fell down from a third floor window and died, but was revived by Paul. Undaunted Paul continued preaching until daybreak, then he left and went to Miletus. From there he called the Ephesian Elders and when they arrived he exhorted them, said farewell and told them he would never see them again.

2 Samuel 15. Absalom revolted against David, and David Escaped from Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 16 tells of Mephibosheth’s Servant.  Shimel sided with Absalom and cursed David. Absalom listened to the advice of Ahithopel, a supposed man of God.

May 8, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 8: Acts 19, 2 Samuel 13, 2 Samuel 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 19, Paul took the land route to Ephesus, where he met believers that had not even heard of the Holy Spirit. For two years Paul did many miracles there and did defeat evil Spirits, all to glorify Christ. Paul and the many believers were bad for business, the idol worship of Artemis (Diana). This led to the riot at Ephesus.

2 Samuel 13 details the seedy story of Amnon and Tamar, all within David’s family. David’s son Absalom then killed Amnon, after which Absalom fled to Geshur.

2 Samuel 14. Absalom returned to Jerusalem, and David forgave Absalom.

May 7, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and three chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 7: Acts 18, 2 Samuel 10, 2 Samuel 11, 2 Samuel 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 18 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth where he stayed a year and a half and instructed Priscilla and Acquila. they all went to Ephesus, where Paul left  Priscilla and Acquila and went to Antioch. Priscilla and Acquila met Apollos, a learned man preaching the baptism of John. Whhen Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.  And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:  For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.”

2 Samuel 10, David defeated the Ammonites and when they fled David defeated the Arameans (Syrians).

2 Samuel 11 tells of  David and Bathsheba, and how he had her husband Uriah killed in battle.

2 Samuel 12.  Nathan confronted David about his sin and David Confessed: I have sinned against the LORD.It tells of the death of David’s son, after which Solomon is Born. Finally, back to war, Rabbah was Captured.