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August Bible Readings

In the month of our August our ‘read through the bible in a year’ program moves into the New Testament, beginning with Matthew’s gospel. The Growing Disciples program invites participants to choose the depth at which they will engage in their bible reading– whether just hitting the highlights, going a little deeper and wider, or reading every verse. If you are doing ‘the full plan’, you may wonder why, now that we have entered the New Testament, why there are still readings from the Old Testament. There are two answers: (i) because we haven’t finished it yet; and (ii) because there are parts of the Old Testament which have so significantly shaped the thinking of the New Testament, that reading them in parallel mutually enriches the experience.

So, in the month of August, enjoy reading the gospel of Matthew, John and the ‘post-exilic’ part of Isaiah. Click on this link to take you to the readings.

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The Hope of Israel, part 6: Isaiah 65

As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel’s Hope?

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The Hope of Israel, part 5: Joel 2

As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel’s Hope?

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The Hope of Israel, part 4: Joel 2

As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel’s Hope?

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The Hope of Israel, part 3: Ezekiel 36

As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel’s Hope?

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The Hope of Israel, part 2: Jeremiah 31

As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel’s Hope?

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The Hope of Israel, part 1: Ezekiel 37

As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel’s Hope?

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The Songs of Ascent: Psalms 133-134

The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a ‘COVID lockdown’, inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.

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The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 127

The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a ‘COVID lockdown’, inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.

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The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 123

The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a ‘COVID lockdown’, inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.

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The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 122

The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a ‘COVID lockdown’, inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.

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The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 121

The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a ‘COVID lockdown’, inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.