One Year Bible Readings
August 14 - August 20
14 Nehemiah 7:73-9:21: “The Captives Who Returned to Jerusalem,” “Ezra Reads the Law,”
“The Feast of Tabernacles,” and “The People Confess Their Sins.”
“And Nehemiah, who was the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, ‘This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.’ For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, ‘Go your way...for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’” (Nehemiah 8:9-10 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 9:1-18: “A Pattern of Self Denial.”
Psalm 33:12-22: “The Sovereignty of the Lord in Creation and History.” An Orphanic Psalm.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:11-12: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked,
overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.” (Proverbs 21:12 NKJV)
15 Nehemiah 9:22-10:39: “The People Confess Their Sins,” “The People Who Sealed the Covenant,” and
“The Covenant That Was Sealed.”
“Nevertheless they were disobedient and rebelled against You,
cast Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets, who testified against them to turn them to Yourself; and they worked great provocations
Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their enemies....
Nevertheless in Your great mercy You did not utterly consume them nor forsake them; for You are God, gracious and merciful.” (Nehemiah 9:26, 27 and 31 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13: “Serving All Men,” “Striving for a Crown,” and “Old Testament Examples.”
“Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” (1 Corinthians 9:26-27 NKJV)
Psalm 34:1-10: “The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God.” A Psalm of David.
“The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
and delivers them.” (Psalm 34:7 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:13: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
16 Nehemiah 11:1-12:26: “The People Dwelling in Jerusalem,” “The People Dwelling Outside Jerusalem,” and “The Priests and Levites.”
1 Corinthians 10:14-33: “Flee From Idolatry,” and “All to the Glory of God.”
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV)
Psalm 34:11-22: “The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God.” A Psalm of David.
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
(Psalm 34:19 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:14-16: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
17 Nehemiah 12:27-13:31: “Nehemiah Dedicates the Wall,” “Temple Responsibilities,”
“Principles of Separation,” and “The Reforms of Nehemiah.”
“Remember me, O my God, for good!” (Nehemiah 13:31b NKJV)
1 Corinthians 11:1-16: “Head Coverings.”
“But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ,
the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” (1 Corinthians 11:3 NKJV)
One Year Bible Readings – Sunday, August 14th - Saturday, August 20th, 2016
August 17th continued...
Psalm 35:1-16: “The Lord the Avenger of His People.” A Psalm of David.
“All my bones shall say, ‘Lord, who is like You, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?’”
(Psalm 35:10 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:17-18: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.”
(Proverbs 21:18 NKJV)
18 Esther 1:1-3:15: “The King Dethrones Queen Vashti,” “Esther Becomes Queen,”
“Mordecai Discovers a Plot,” and “Haman’s Conspiracy Against the Jews.”
“And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter,
for she had neither father nor mother...” (Esther 2:7 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 11:17-34: “Conduct at the Lord’s Supper,” “Institution of the Lord’s Supper,” and
“Do this in remembrance of Me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26, highlighting verse 24, NKJV)
Psalm 35:17-28: “The Lord the Avenger of His People.” A Psalm of David.
Proverbs 21:19-20: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
19 Esther 4:1-7:10: “Esther Agrees to Help the Jews,” “Esther’s Banquet,” “Haman’s Plot Against
Mordecai,” “The King Honors Mordecai,” and “Haman Hanged Instead of Mordecai.”
“‘...Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?’ Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: ‘Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!’” (Esther 4:13-16 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 12:1-26: “Spiritual Gifts: Unity in Diversity,” and “Unity and Diversity in One Body.”
Psalm 36:1-12: “Man’s Wickedness and God’s Perfections.” A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.
“For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” (Psalm 36:9 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:21-22: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.
A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold.”
(Proverbs 21:21-22 NKJV)
20 Esther 8:1-10:3: “Esther Saves the Jews,” “The Jews Destroy Their Tormentors,”
“The Feast of Purim,” and “Mordecai’s Advancement.”
“And Mordecai wrote these things and sent letters to all the Jews, near and far... to establish among them that they should celebrate yearly the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar, as the days on which the Jews had rest from their enemies, as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and joy,
of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor.” (Esther 9:20-22 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13: “Unity and Diversity in One Body,” and “The Greatest Gift.”
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
(1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV)
Psalm 37:1-11: “The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked.” A Psalm of David.
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:23-24: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.”
(Proverbs 21:23 NKJV)