Today there are only two chapters, enjoy!
April 1: Luke 11, Joshua 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 11, The disciples asked Jesus on how to pray and he gave them the pattern prayer, also called “The Lord’s prayer.” On prayers, be importune, ask, seek, knock, the key verse is: “ If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Jesus healed a mute man and some said it was by Beelzebub (the lord of flies). Furthermore Jesus states that he who hears the word of the Father is blessed. There shall be no sign except the Sign of Jonah, Your eye is the Lamp of the Body, let it shine. Finally, Jesus proclaims six woes.
Joshua 7, after the tremendous victory over mighty Jericho comes the defeat at Ai. Why? Was it they tried to do it in their own strength or was it the sin of Achan?
Today there are four chapters, enjoy!
March 31: Luke 10, Joshua 4, Joshua 5, Joshua 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
In Luke 10 Jesus sends out the seventy-two, they return with joy, Jesus admonishes them: “rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” Then comes the Parable of the Good Samaritan and finally Jesus is home with Martha and Mary. Martha is busy but Mary just sits there and listens to Jesus.
Joshua 4, after crossing the Jordan Joshua commanded they take twelve stones as Memorial Stones to remind the Israelites they crossed Jordan on dry ground, then the Levites went out of the Jordan River with the Ark and the waters returned to flood stage.
Joshua 5, while camped at Gilgal the second generation was circumcised. Joshua meets the Commander of the Army of the LORD.
Joshua 6, The Fall of Jericho. (Withe the Delta Rhythm Boys) Enjoy!
Today there are four chapters, the Pentateuch is ended and Joshua begins. Enjoy!
March 30: Luke 9, Joshua 1, Joshua 2, Joshua 3 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
In Luke 9 Jesus is sending out the twelve apostles, Herod tries to meet with him, Jesus fame is rising, at one time he is feeding the Five Thousand (besides women and children). Then comes Peter’s Confession of Christ followed by the Transfiguration, the next day a boy with an evil spirit is healed and the disciples argue about who is the Greatest. Jesus speaks against sectarianism. On their way to Jerusalem they meet Samaritan opposition. Finally there is a cost of following Jesus.
Joshua 1, God’s Commission to Joshua, The Order to Cross the Jordan, “Only be strong and of a good courage”.
Joshua 2 tells the story of the innkeeper Rahab and the Spies. From this story we get the idiom “a scarlet thread”.
In Joshua 3 the Israelites are finally crossing the Jordan.
Judges 20, Israel’s War with the Benjamites.
Judges 6, Midianites oppress Israel, Gideon, Gideon Destroys the Altar of Baal, The Sign of the Fleece.
Joshua 24, The Covenant at Shechem, Death of Joshua, Death of Eleazar.