Bible Reading Plan – December 17-23, 2018

Monday, December 17: Paul: Journey #4 (Shipwreck, Malta, Rome) – Onesiphorus cares for Paul in Prison

  • Acts 27
  • Acts 28
  • 2 Timothy 1:15-18

  Tuesday, December 18: Peter & Paul – Peter and Paul finish their life well and are prepared for eternity

  • 2 Peter 1:1-15
  • Philippians 1:12-26
  • 2 Timothy 4:1-8



“Just to establish some parameters,” said the professor, “Mr. Carmon, what is the opposite of joy?”
“Sadness” replied the student.
“And what’s the opposite of depression, Ms. Helms?”
“Elation,” was the reply.
“And you, Mr. Fields, how about the opposite of woe?”

“I believe that would be giddy up!”  

Bible Reading Plan – December 10-16, 2018

Monday, December 10: Paul: Journey #3 (Ephesus) – The story of the church at Ephesus

  • Acts 19
  • 1 Timothy 1:1-7
  • Revelation 2:1-7

  Tuesday, December 11: Paul: Journey #3 (Plan for Rome) – Paul’s plan to visit Rome after visiting Jerusalem

  • Acts 19:20-22
  • Romans 1:8-17
  • Romans 15:20-33


Bible Reading Plan – December 3-9, 2018

Monday, December 3: Paul: Journey #2 (Paul & Barnabas Split Up) – John Mark quits and learns not to quit

  • Acts 15:36-41
  • Colossians 4:10-11
  • 2 Timothy 4:9-18

  Tuesday, December 4: Paul: Journey #2 (Derbe) – The story of Paul and Timothy (as spiritual parent and child)

  • Acts 16:1-5
  • 2 Timothy 1:1-14
  • Philippians 2:19-24


December 2018 Calendar of Events

December 2018:
Dec 2     Berean Class Christmas Party
            Christmas Program Rehearsal
Dec 5     Decorate Christmas Parade Float
Dec 6     Orange Christmas Parade (rescheduled for Dec 10)
Dec 7     Men’s Breakfast  (rescheduled for Dec 15)
            Christmas in Orangefield
            Bridge City Light Parade  (rescheduled for Dec 15)


Everybody Is Not Blind

In his book, Lord, It Has Been One of Those Days, Bob Brown tells of a pastor who visited an elderly blind lady who was a member of his church.  It was during the Christmas season, and he noticed that the Christmas tree in her house was brightly decorated with lights and ornaments. He said to her, “Do you do this every year?”
“Yes,” she replied, “this is one of the big things I do.  I always look forward to it.  My nephew always goes out and gets a Christmas tree, then together we get the Christmas decorations and decorate the tree.”
The pastor thought to himself, A blind woman with a brightly lighted Christmas tree?
He then indicated to her that he did not want to be offensive, but he could not quite understand why a blind woman would want to have a brightly decorated tree and lights in the window.


Bible Reading Plan – November 26-December 2, 2018

Monday, November 26: Peter: Jerusalem Persecution – Do not gibe up on prayer nor doubt that God answers prayer

  • Acts 12:1-24
  • Luke 18:1-8
  • James 1:2-8

  Tuesday, November 27: Paul: Salvation – Saul persecutes the church and meets Jesus

  • Acts 8:1-3
  • Acts 9:1-31
  • Galatians 1:10-24


Grandma’s Ham

Two young newlyweds were preparing to enjoy their first baked ham dinner in their new apartment.  After unwrapping the meat and setting it on the cutting board, the wife chopped off both ends of the ham with a butcher knife, tossing the two small ends in the garbage can.
“Wait a minute,” said the mystified husband.  “Why did you do that? Why did you just cut off the ends of the ham like that?”
“I don’t know.  My mother always did,” answer the wife.  “Maybe it helps bring out the flavor.”


Bible Reading Plan – November 19-25, 2018

Monday, November 19: Peter – The lame man healed, Apostles arrested, and Peter and John’s bold message

  • Acts 3
  • Acts 4
  • Ephesians 6:18-20

  Tuesday, November 20: Peter – Rearrested, tried, and beaten for preaching

  • Acts 5
  • Matthew 5:10-12
  • 1 Peter 3:13-17


Bible Reading Plan – November 12-18, 2018

Monday, November 12: Jesus’ Death & Burial – Jesus’ death on the cross, and burial by Joseph of Arimathea

  • Matthew 27:45-66
  • Luke 23:45-56
  • Hebrews 2:9-18

  Tuesday, November 13: Jesus’ Resurrection – The empty tomb, appearing to Mary, and ascending to heaven

  • Luke 24:1-12
  • John 20:1-18
  • Hebrews 9:16-28