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 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 28, read through the Bible in a year.

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

April 28: Acts 9, 1 Samuel 18, 1 Samuel 19 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 9. On the road to Damascus Saul was Converted.  Ananias met up with Saul and from that time on Saul Preached Christ. The Jews decided to kill Saul, but he escaped at night by being lowered out the window, hidden in a basket. Saul then went to Jerusalem. The believers were at first suspicious of him, but Barnabas told what had happened to Saul, and the Church Prospers. Later Saul healed the paralytic Aeneas and in Joppa a woman named Tabitha (or Dorcas) died. The believers immediately called for Peter, and he uttered the words “Tabitha cumi” and she rose up again.

1 Samuel 18. Saul began to resent David, and no wonder, women started chanting “Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” Saul’s daughter Michal fell in love with David, and Saul let them marry after a rather unusual dowry, but he became more and more suspicious and afraid of David.

In 1 Samuel 19 the feud is on, and Saul Persecuted David, trying to kill him over and over again.

April 27, read through the Bible in a year.

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

April 27: Acts 8, 1 Samuel 16, 1 Samuel 17 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 8, Saul persecutes the Church, it was so  severe that the believers scattered all over the nations. Thanks to that, the Gospel reaches Samaria where they meet Simon the Sorcerer,  even he comes to believe, but he still thinks the Holy Spirit can be purchased with money! Finally Philip meets the Ethiopian eunuch. Thanks to God’s word in the scroll of Isaiah, he too came to believe and is baptized.

1 Samuel 16, Saul anoints David as King after rejecting all of David’s older brothers and David enters into Saul’s service, still being the titular King. Whenever Saul’s spirit troubles him David plays for him and that soothes Saul.

1 Samuel 17 tells the story of David and Goliath. Just read it, it is great reading.

April 25, read through the Bible in a year.

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

April 25: Acts 6, 1 Samuel 14, 1 Samuel 15 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 6. To better serve the needs of widows seven people are chosen, among them Stephen. They will later be called deacons.  Stephen speaks boldly about Jesus in the Spirit and is seized and a trial begins.

In 1 Samuel 14  Jonathan Defeats the Philistines. Saul’s makes an oath that no one is allowed to eat until nightfall. Jonathan didn’t know that, so he ate, and Saul wanted to put Jonathan to death, but his men refused the King’s order, so Jonathan’s life was spared.

1 Samuel 15, the chapter where Saul is rejected as King.

April 23, read through the Bible in a year.

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

April 23: Acts 4, 1 Samuel 9, 1 Samuel 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 4, Peter and John gets arrested and hauled before the Sanhedrin, get told not to speak about Jesus anymore. Their response? “Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” They were let go and continued telling about Jesus and his resurrection, and a good time was had by all, sharing all things.

1 Samuel 9, Saul  was a tall and handsome man, his father had lost some donkeys, so he sent Saul and his servant to look for them. Not finding them for 3 days they  go to the prophet Samuel, God tells Samuel to meet them, and so they meet up, and thus Saul was chosen to be King.

In 1 Samuel 10, Saul is Anointed King and proclaimed King over all Israel.