|February 1, 2022|
( We fly home tomorrow from Winnipeg. Today we have a blizzard. )
Have you had a chance to think about your top five books of the Bible Reads ? This is not a competition to say what is best, but it is where we go in the reading of the Bible.
Old Testament1. Genesis. Creation. Family systems.2. Exodus. Crossing of the Red Sea. 10 commandments. 3. Esther. She became queen and saved her people. 4. Psalms . Devotion and worship manual 5. Proverbs. prescriptive and descriptive wisdom. 6 Isaiah. Prophecy pointing to Jesus. 7 Habakkuk. a short memoir by a powerful prophet
New Testament 1 Luke. Story of Jesus as miracle worker and storyteller. 2 John. Jesus as theologian 3 Acts . Early church history 4 Romans . What Jesus means for the world. 5 Ephesians. Pastoral letter. Armor of God. 6 Philippians. Jesus as human and divine 7 James . Faith without works is dead. 8 Philemon. A call for compassion.
The above definitions are short and not complete. They are to give you one idea about each of the books. Some scholars say that the more difficult books, like Revelation and Leviticus, might open our eyes and hearts more to God and ourselves. It is the hard stuff that makes us think more about our faith.
Please take time, and be in prayer for your selections
. Please send them to me by Friday.
” Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” John 21:25
Chaos in the winds
Scattering my troubled thoughts
to land on soft clouds