The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, given to us for our instruction in God’s ways (1 Corinthians 10:11); we are called to read, learn, study, and meditate on them to become fully developed followers of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us on that journey, using some or all of the resources below.

July 21, 2024

Prayer for the Day

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings

Ephesians 2:11-22, Psalm 86, Mark 6:30-44

Study questions for Mark 6:30-44

  1. The disciples are tired and hungry, didn’t get the rest they thought they had been promised. Their response to the needs of the crowd (vv. 35-36) is entirely predictable. Why, then, does Jesus command them to be the ones to feed the crowd (v. 37)?
  2. What are the differences between the disciples’ plan to feed the crowd (v. 37) and Jesus’ plan (vv. 38-41)?
  3. How do we respond when we face a need that we lack the resources to meet?

e100 Scripture Readings

Healing a Demon-Possessed Man: Mark 5:1-20 & Sermon on the Mount — part 2: Matthew 6:5-7:29

The e100 reading plan provides references to 100 Scripture passages that get to the heart of the Biblical account of the person and work of God, and of his creation of the world and of human beings, the fallen human nature, and God’s gracious plan of redemption, culminating in the life, ministry, death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. We offer this plan as a resource over the course of a year, with 2 passages each week.

60 Days of PsalmsA guide to praying through the entire Book of Psalms in two months.