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.

Sunday 12 February 2023 – The Second-to-Last Sunday of Epiphany

Prayer for the Day

Almighty God, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Readings for Sunday February 12: Acts 1:1-8; Psalm 67; Matthew 9:35-38

Study Questions for Matthew 5:13-20

  1. The season of Epiphany in the Christian year is about how Jesus has come into the world to be the Light of the World.  In what ways does verse 35 reflect that interpretation?
  2. What’s Jesus’ problem in this passage?  What solution does he propose?
  3. What is our role, according to this passage? (Be careful to read what the text actually says, not what you think it might say or should say!)

The Parables of Jesus

A True Neighbor: Luke 10:25-37

Rich Toward God: Luke 12:13-21

The Jesus 100 reading plan provides references to 100 Scripture passages that offer insights into Jesus’ nature and identity, his ministry and teaching, and most significantly the saving work of his death on the Cross for our sins and his Resurrection to restore us to life and fellowship with God. 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.