The Old Testament readings this week continue through prophecy of Zechariah, while the New Testament readings go through the Apostle Paul's first letter to Timothy. The Psalm readings go through Psalms 128-133.
This week's Old Testament readings continue going through the prophecy of Zechariah (chs. 4-9). The New Testament readings encompass the Apostle Paul's entire letter to the Colossians and his private letter to Philemon. The Psalms are the Songs of Ascents (or Degrees), namely Psalms 122-127.
This week's Old Testament readings are from the prophecy of Haggai and the beginning of the prophecy of Zechariah. The New Testament readings are from Paul's letter to the Ephesians, and Psalms cover Psalms 115-121.
We are bombarded daily with messages from the “outrage” machine of the regular and social media. But what is the real crisis? For us as Christians, the real problem is more subtle and long-term: we are losing our “saltiness.” Salt is a preservative. When it fails to be salty, it fails to preserve. The American church today is becoming largely irrelevant, and the strife we see in our society today in no small measure because of this. This is the real crisis of our day.
The Old Testament readings this week conclude the book of Nehemiah (chs. 8-14), while the New Testament readings go through Paul's epistle to the Philippians. The Psalms cover Psalms 109-114.