Since I have to go to the airport early on both January 1 and 2, my first posts will come later in the day. Hope you have a safe and happy start to your New Year.
The New Year is one week as away. I hope it is a good year for you. I am thankful for God’s blessings in 2013. Join me in reading through the New Testament on the first.
Here are the daily readings in the Gospel of Matthew, the first book of the New Testament for January 1 – 7. January 1, Matthew 1:1-25
2. Matthew 2:1-23
3. Matthew 3:1-17
4. Matthew 4:1-25
5. Matthew 5:1-26
6. Matthew 5:27-48
7. Matthew 6:1-18
If it wasn’t for Christmas and the birth of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, I don’t think there would be any reason to try to read through the New Testament in a year. But Jesus is the Son of God who entered our world to pay the price for our sins and to restore us to God’s family. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you on the New Testament in the New Year.
If you plan on reading some or part of the New Testament with me in 2014, you may want to think about the translation of the Bible you will use. I plan on reading from the New Living Translation most of the time since it is very easy to understand. I may use the New King James Version on occasion to see what that is like. You can check out a variety of translations at http://www.biblegateway.com
I plan to read through the New Testament in 2014 and post my personal thoughts about what I read each day. My posts may be personal at times. At other times they may reflect a spiritual insight. My goal is to do this every day in 2014. I’m already trying to read from the Bible every morning. But since I’ve never done a blog before, I don’t know how much of a challenge this will be. So I may make some adjustments along the way. I invite you to read along with me and share your thoughts. My plan is to begin reading Matthew chapter 1 on January 1.