May 6, read through the Bible in a year.

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

May 6: Acts 17, 2 Samuel 8, 2 Samuel 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 17. Paul and Silas arrived in Thessalonica, preached in the Synagogue, many people were converted, the Jews didn’t like it and a crowd attacked Jason’s home. But in Berea they were welcomed: These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” The net result was similar, so Paul was escorted to Athens. Waiting for Timothy and Silas to arrive Paul reasoned with the Greeks about Jesus and the resurrection. Being Greeks they thought the resurrection was the female counterpart to Jesus, so they took him to Areopagus, where Paul gave his famous Athens discourse. Read it and ponder.

2 Samuel 8, is a record of how David’s Kingdom expanded. It also lists David’s Officials.

2 Samuel 9. Saul’s remaining son, Mephibosheth was paralyzed in both feet. David showed kindness and invited him to be part of David’s household

May 5, read through the Bible in a year.

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

May 5: Acts 16, 2 Samuel 6, 2 Samuel 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 16, Timothy joined Paul and Silas in Lystra, in Troas Paul received “the Macedonian Call”, Lydia a new convert is baptized at Philippi. There Paul and Silas went to prison, but while singing praises to God their chains fell off, the Philippian Jailer, rather than killing himself asked “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Since they were Roman citizens, they were asked to leave secretly, but they went to Lydia’s house instead. After that they departed.

In 2 Samuel 6 the Ark was brought to Jerusalem.

!n 2 Samuel 7, God established the covenant with David. It also records David’s Prayer of Thanksgiving.

 

 

May 4, read through the Bible in a year.

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

May 4: Acts 15, 2 Samuel 3, 2 Samuel 4, 2 Samuel 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 15. Much ado about circumcision. Then came the Council at Jerusalem, which led to  the Jerusalem decree. (in short: Abstain from fornication and from blood). Barnabas and Paul argue about Mark, so they split up, and Paul took Silas and embarked on the second missionary journey.

2 Samuel 3 starts out with a genealogy of David’s Sons. Then Abner joined forces with David, Joab murdered Abner, and finally it records how David mourned Abner.

2 Samuel 4 records how Saul’s son Ishbosheth was Murdered.

2 Samuel 5. David Reigned over all Israel and captured Jerusalem. After Jerusalem is established as the City of David The Philistines are defeated.

 

 

May 3, read through the Bible in a year.

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

May 3: Acts 14, 2 Samuel 1, 2 Samuel 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 14. Paul went to Iconium, preached the Gospel and they threatened to stone him, so he  fled to Lystra and they did. He and Barnabas escaped to Derbe. From there they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch where Paul strengthened the converts, after which they went back to Attalia and sailed back to Antioch where they gave a report on their first missionary journey.

2 Samuel 1, David got the report of Saul’s death. David lamented of the  death of Saul and his son, known as the Song of the Bow.

In 2 Samuel 2  David was Anointed King of Judah and Ishboseth, son of Saul was made King of Israel, which led Israel and Judah to go to war against each other.

May 2, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and the last three chapters in 1 Samuel.

May 2: Acts 13, 1 Samuel 29, 1 Samuel 30, 1 Samuel 31 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 13, Barnabas and Saul begin their first missionary journey with preaching at Cyprus where Saul’s name was changed to Paul. From there they went to the Pisidian Antioch. A lot happened there, and the Jews expelled them from the region and they continued on their journey to Iconium.

1 Samuel 29, the Philistines rejected David.

1 Samuel 30, David defeated the Amalekites but his two wives were taken hostage and had to be rescued.

1 Samuel 31 tells of the death of  Saul’s sons, and how Saul himself fell on his own sword.

 

May 1, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and three chapters in 1 Samuel.

May 1: Acts 12, 1 Samuel 26, 1 Samuel 27, 1 Samuel 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 12. Herod persecuted the Church putting many in prison, even Peter. Peter  miraculously escaped from Prison. Herod’s suffered a violent death after giving a speech without giving glory to God.

In 1 Samuel 26 David Spared Saul’s Life a second time.

1 Samuel 27. David allied himself with the Philistines.

In 1 Samuel 28  David was among the Philistines and Saul consults a medium, the medium at En Dor. The medium did bring up Samuel!

 

April 30, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and three chapters in 1 Samuel.

April 30: Acts 11, 1 Samuel 23, 1 Samuel 24, 1 Samuel 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 11. The Jews did not like that gentiles could receive the Holy Spirit, but Peter explains God’s Grace. Barnabas went looking for Saul and they went to Antioch. It was there the believers were first called Christians.  first in Antioch, and it was from there they sent relief to fellow believers in Judea by Barnabas and Saul.

1 Samuel 23. David Saved the City of Keilah, was pursued by Saul, and spending most of the time in the wilderness strongholds.

In 1 Samuel 24  David Spares Saul’s life, staying true to God.

1 Samuel 25 records Samuel’s Death. It also tells the vivid story of David and Abigail, the Wife of Nabal.