Embrace the Word

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me. (John 5:39 ESV)

In 2019 our congregation celebrated our 10th anniversary a milestone that draws us back to our foundation as a church which holds God's Word at its core. We are offering two ways to engage the Bible in 2019. You can engage with daily readings that will take you through the Bible in one year or read the focused readings each week to prepare for Bible class at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 9:30 as we walk through the Bible one book each week. Embrace God's Word with us in 2019 as we hear of God's activity for all creation revealed to us in the Scriptures.

Daily Reading Guide

Choose the Daily Readings for daily devotional time or the Focused Readings if you are pressed for time this week.


NEW TESTAMENT

Week of September 16 - Matthew

Daily Readings

September 16 - Matthew 1:1 - 4:25

September 17 - Matthew 5:1 - 7:28

September 18 - Matthew 8:1 - 11:30

September 19 - Matthew 12:1 - 17:27

September 20 - Matthew 18:1 - 22:46

September 21 - Matthew 23:1 - 25:46

September 22 - Matthew 26:1 - 28:20


Condensed Readings

Matthew 5:1 - 7:27, Matthew 10:1-42, Matthew 16:13-20, Matthew 28:1-20


Week of September 23 - Mark

Daily Readings

September 23 - Mark 1:1 - 3:35

September 24 - Mark 4:1 - 5:53

September 25 - Mark 6:1 - 8:38

September 26 - Mark 9:1 - 10:52

September 27 - Mark 11:1 - 12:44

September 28 - Mark 13:1 - 14:72

September 29 - Mark 15:1 - 16:20


Condensed Readings

Mark 1:1-39, Mark 9:1-32, Mark 11:1-33, Mark 14:22 - 16:8


Week of September 30 - Luke

Daily Readings

September 30 - Luke 1:1 - 5:39

October 1 - Luke 6:1 - 9:62

October 2 - Luke 10:1 - 12:59

October 3 - Luke 13:1 - 15:32

October 4 - Luke 16:1 - 18:43

October 5 - Luke 19:1 - 21:38

October 6 - Luke 22:1 - 24:53


Condensed Readings

Luke 2:1-52, Luke 4:1-42, Luke 8:1 - 9:9, Luke 24:1-52


Week of October 7 - John

Daily Readings

October 7 - John 1:1 - 4:45

October 8 - John 4:46 - 6:71

October 9 - John 7:1 - 9:41

October 10 - John 10:1 - 12:50

October 11 - John 13:1 - 15:27

October 12 - John 16:1 - 18:40

October 13 - John 19:1 - 21:25


Condensed Readings

John 10:22-39, John 17:1-26, John 19:1-41, John 20:1-31


Week of October 14 - Acts

Daily Readings

October 14 - Acts 1:1 - 4:37

October 15 - Acts 5:1 - 9:43

October 16 - Acts 10:1 - 14:15

October 17 - Acts 15:1 - 18:28

October 18 - Acts 19:1 - 21:40

October 19 - Acts 22:1 - 25:27

October 20 - Acts 26:1 - 28:31


Condensed Readings

Acts 2:1-47, Acts 8:26 - 9:22, Acts 15:1-35, Acts 28:11-31


Week of October 21 - Romans

Daily Readings

October 21 - Romans 1:1 - 3:31

October 22 - Romans 4:1 - 6:23

October 23 - Romans 7:1 - 8:39

October 24 - Romans 9:1 - 10:21

October 25 - Romans 11:1 - 12:21

October 26 - Romans 13:1 - 14:23

October 27 - Romans 15:1 - 16:27


Condensed Readings

Romans 1:16 - 2:11, Romans 3:21-31, Romans 5:1 - 6:11, Romans 8:31-39


Week of October 28 - 1 & 2 Corinthians

Daily Readings

October 28 - 1 Corinthians 1:1 - 3:23

October 29 - 1 Corinthians 4:1 - 6:20

October 30 - 1 Corinthians 7:1 - 10:33

October 31 - 1 Corinthians 11:1 - 16:24

November 1 - 2 Corinthians 1:1 - 3:18

November 2 - 2 Corinthians 4:1 - 8:24

November 3 - 2 Corinthians 9:1 - 13:14


Condensed Readings

1 Corinthians 1:10-31, 1 Corinthians 3:1-23, 1 Corinthians 10:23 - 11:34, 

2 Corinthians 1:3-11, 2 Corinthians 6:14 - 7:1


Week of November 4 - Galatians

Daily Readings

November 4 - Galatians 1:1-24

November 5 - Galatians 2:1-21

November 6 - Galatians 3:1-29

November 7 - Galatians 4:1-31

November 8 - Galatians 5:1-26

November 9 - Galatians 6:1-18


Condensed Readings

Galatians 3:1-14, Galatians 5:1-26, Galatians 6:1-10


Week of November 11 - Ephesians

Daily Readings

November 11 - Ephesians 1:1-23

November 12 - Ephesians 2:1-22

November 13 - Ephesians 3:1-21

November 14 - Ephesians 4:1-32

November 15 - Ephesians 5:1-32

November 16 - Ephesians 6:1-24


Condensed Readings

Ephesians 1:3-14, Ephesians 2:1-10, Ephesians 4:1-16, Ephesians 6:10-20


Week of November 18 - Philippians

Daily Readings

November 18Philippians 1:1-30

November 19 Philippians 2:1-30

November 20 Philippians 3:1-21

November 21 Philippians 4:1-23


Week of November 25 - Colossians

Daily Readings

November 25 - Colossians 1:1-29

November 26 - Colossians 2:1-23

November 27 - Colossians 3:1-21

November 28 - Colossians 4:1-18


Week of December 2 - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Daily Readings

December 2 - 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

December 3 - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20

December 4 - 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13

December 5 - 1 Thessalonians 4:1 - 5:23

December 6 - 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

December 7 - 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

December 8 - 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18


Week of December 9 - 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus

Daily Readings

December 9 - 1 Timothy 1:1 - 2:15

December 10 - 1 Timothy 3:1-16

December 11 - 1 Timothy 4:1-16

December 12 - 1 Timothy 5:1 - 6:17

December 13 - 2 Timothy 1:1 - 2:26

December 14 - 2 Timothy 3:1 - 4:22

December 15 - Titus 1:1 - 3:15


Week of December 16 - Philemon

Daily Readings

December 16 - Philemon 1:25


Week of December 23 - Hebrews

Daily Readings

December 23 - Hebrews 1:1 - 3:19

December 24 - Hebrews 4:1 - 5:14

December 25 - Hebrews 6:1-20

December 26 - Hebrews 7:1 - 9:20

December 27 - Hebrews 10:1 - 11:39

December 28 - Hebrews 12:1-29

December 29 - Hebrews 13:1-25


Week of December 30 - James

Daily Readings

December 30 - James 1:1-27

December 31 - James 2:1-26

January 1 - James 3:1-18

January 2 - James 4:1-17

January 3 - James 5:1-20


Week of January 6 - 1 & 2 Peter

Daily Readings

January 6 - 1 Peter 1:1 - 2:25

January 7 - 1 Peter 3:1-22

January 8 - 1 Peter 4:1-19

January 9 - 1 Peter 5:1-14

January 10 - 2 Peter 1:1-21

January 11 - 2 Peter 2:1-22

January 12 - 2 Peter 3:1-18


Week of January 13 - 1, 2 & 3 John

Daily Readings

January 13 - 1 John 1:1 - 2:28

January 14 - 1 John 3:1 - 4:21

January 15 - 1 John 5:1-20

January 16 - 2 John 1-13

January 17 - 3 John 1-15


Focused Readings

1 John 1:1 - 2:6, 1 John 4: 1-21, 2 John 1-12, 3 John 1-15


Week of January 20 - Jude

Daily Readings

January 20 - Jude 1-24


Week of January 27 - Revelation

Daily Readings

January 27 - Revelation 1:1 - 2:29

January 28 - Revelation 3:1 - 4:11

January 29 - Revelation 5:1 - 7:17

January 30 - Revelation 8:1 - 11:18

January 31 - Revelation 12:1 - 14:20

February 1 - Revelation 15:1 - 18:24

February 2 - Revelation 19:1 - 22:21


Focused Readings

Revelation 1:1-20, Revelation 4:1 - 5:14, Revelation 7:1-17, 

Revelation 21:1 - 22:21


OLD TESTAMENT COMPLETED

Week of December 31 - Genesis

Genesis 1:1-31 Genesis 3:1-24, Genesis 12:1-9, Genesis 15:1-21

Week of January 7 - Exodus

Exodus 3:1-12, Exodus 15:1-22, Exodus 20:1-21, Exodus 40:1-38

Week of January 14 - Leviticus

Leviticus 1:1-17, Leviticus 6:8-30, Leviticus 16:1-22, Leviticus 25:8-17

Week of January 21 - Numbers

Numbers 23:19-23, Numbers 33:50-56 Numbers 34:1-12

Week of January 28 - Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:34-46, Deuteronomy 4:15-24, Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Deuteronomy 30:1-20

Week of February 4 - Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1-2:22

Week of February 11 - Joshua

Joshua 1:1-18, Joshua 4:1-9, Joshua 5:13 - 6:27, Joshua 8:30-35, Joshua 23:1-16

Week of February 18 - Judges

Judges 1:27 - 2:5, Judges 2:11-23, Judges 4:1-16, Judges 7:1-25

Week of February 25 - Ruth & 1 Samuel

Ruth 4:1-12

Week of March 4 - 1 & 2 Samuel

1 Samuel 1:1-20, 1 Samuel 16:1-23, 2 Samuel 5:1-10, 2 Samuel 7:18-29

Week of March 11 - 1 & 2 Kings

1 Kings 3:1-14, 1 Kings 5:1- 6:13, 1 Kings 11:1-12, 1 Kings 17:1-24, 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Kings 24:10-17

Week of March 18 - 1 & 2 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 16:8-36, 1 Chronicles 29:10-19, 2 Chronicles 7:11-22, 2 Chronicles 36:17-23

Week of March 25 - Ezra

Ezra 3:8-13, Ezra 7:1 -28, Ezra 9:6-15

Week of April 1 - Nehemiah

Nehemiah 1:1-11, Nehemiah 2:1-20, Nehemiah 4:7-20, Nehemiah 9:1-21

Week of April 8 - Esther

Esther 2:1-23, Esther 3:1-15, Esther 4:1-16, Esther 7:1 - 8:8

Week of April 15 - Job

Job 1:1-22, Job 18:1-19:27, Job 38:1-18, Job 42:1-16

Week of April 22 - Psalms

Psalm 2, Psalm 22, Psalm 110

Week of April 29 - Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1-33, Proverbs 3:1-35, Proverbs 8:1-36

Week of May 6 - Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 1:1-18, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, Ecclesiastes 5:1-7, 

Ecclesiastes 8:10-17, Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

Week of May 13 - Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon 1:1-17, Song of Solomon 4:1-16, Song of Solomon 8:8-14

Week of May 20 - Isaiah

Isaiah 2:1-5, Isaiah 6:1-13, Isaiah 7:1-14, Isaiah 9:1-7, Isaiah 40:1-8, Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12, 

Isaiah 65:17-25

Week of May 27 - Jeremiah

Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:13, Jeremiah 7:1-10, Jeremiah 9:23-25, Jeremiah 15:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Jeremiah 31:31-34

Week of June 3 - Lamentations

Lamentations 1:1-8, Lamentations 3:21-24, Lamentations 5:1-22

Week of June 10 - Ezekiel

Ezekiel 2:1 - 3:27, Ezekiel 18:1-32, Ezekiel 37:1-14

Week of June 17 - Daniel

Daniel 1:1-21, Daniel 3:1-30, Daniel 7:1-28, Daniel 12:1-12

Week of June 24 - Hosea

Hosea 1:1-11, Hosea 2:1-13, Hosea 3:1 - 4:19, Hosea 6:1-11

Week of July 1 - Joel

Joel 1:1-3:21

Week of July 8 - Amos

Amos 3:1-15, Amos 5:18-27, Amos 9:1-15

Week of July 15 - Obadiah

Obadiah 1-21

Week of July 22 - Jonah

Jonah 1:1- 4:11

Week of July 29 - Micah

Micah 1:1-9, Micah 2:10-13, Micah 5:1-15, Micah 7:18-20

Week of August 5 - Nahum

Nahum 1:1-3:19

Week of August 12 - Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1:1-3:19

Week of August 19 - Zephaniah

Zephaniah 1:1 - 3:20

Week of August 26 - Haggai

Haggai 1:1 - 2:23

Week of September 2 - Zechariah

Zechariah 1:1-17, Zechariah 2:1-13, Zechariah 8:1-17, Zechariah 9:9-13, 

Zechariah 14:1-21

Week of September 9 - Malachi

Malachi 1:1 - 4:6