May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”
I am at Pokagon State Park near Angola, Indiana, these next 2 days, gathering with the Region 6 Bishops, and many of the pastors from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, who are serving in their first 3 years of ministry. As I listen to them talk about the congregations they have been called to serve, I can hear the hope and excitement in their voices. Like so many of our pastors and deacons, they love the people they have been called to serve and they love the work they have been called to do.
All of our vocations are a gift from God, and the daily opportunities that we are given to serve God are without end. This sacred work that we get to do is a privilege and a blessing. So, may you be blessed in your vocations dear Children of God and “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13)
During this Year of Scripture, we will aspire to grow as Christian disciples through three distinct practices:
- Daily Bible Reading
- April 1 – 1 Samuel 18-20
- April 2 – 1 Samuel 21-24
- April 3 – 1 Samuel 25-27
- April 4 – 1 Samuel 28-31
- April 5 – 2 Samuel 1-3
- April 6 – 2 Samuel 4-7
- April 7 – 2 Samuel 8-12
Click below for the entire 2019 Daily Bible Reading Schedule.
2. Bible Reflection to help us to become fluent in the language of sacred scripture. The artists at the Bible Project do a great job of bringing Scripture to life. Check out this poster on the Book of 1 and 2 Samuel. All Bible Project posters can be downloaded and shared, for free.
3. Bible Study Click here for the Sermon on the Mount Bible Studies.
Rachel Held Evans recently wrote a really cool book on Scripture called, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. Click on the image of the book for information on how to order. Click on the link below for a Book Review by Bishop Daniel.
Click below to read a book review by Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin.