Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bible in 90 Days {B90} ~ Day 74 Check-in

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I have to admit, when I looked at my bookmark yesterday and realized that there are only TWO more weeks left to this challenge, I about fell over.

This check-in post is a day late in coming, but I’ll be honest and say I got behind last week and had little time to catch up until Sunday night and yesterday. Since we’re SO CLOSE to the end, I can’t fall off the B90 wagon in the New Testament ~ especially since I managed to make it through Leviticus and all the major prophets. To quit now would just be … well, it won’t happen!

The New Testament is so much more lovely to read. While I am definitely more familiar with things in the first four books, there were a few things that I underlined and wondered about:
  • Love when Jesus talks about vows ~ ‘just a simple yes or no is enough. To strengthen your promise with a vow shows that something is wrong.’ {Matt 5:37}
  • Never realized that John the Baptist had his own group of disciples.
  • It amused me that John’s disciples were all bent out of shape that they had to fast, but Jesus’ disciples did not {Matt 9:14}
  • Made me laugh when the disciples asked Jesus why he always told stories when talking to the other people.
  • How many times Jesus told people he healed to ‘not talk to anyone’ about what had happened ~ and they promptly left and spread the news to everyone.
  • The disciples at times never cease to amaze me ~ love that they asked Jesus what his stories meant {Mark 4:10}. He used parables to speak in public and then would later explain their meaning to the disciples {Mart 4:33}.
  • When Jesus sent the demons into the herd of pigs, only Mark mentions how many ~ 2,000! I’m guessing the pig’s owners were none-too-pleased! {Mark 5:13}
  • Jesus sends his disciples out two by two to cast out demons and just a short while later, after He feeds the 5,000 and walks on water they still had hardened hearts and ‘did not believe.’ {Mark 6:52}
  • Love that there are 4 different perspectives on Christ’s ministry ~ and two different genealogies showing his lineage from both his mother and father.
Two weeks left! After this I am planning to take a little break from this intensive reading, but I am hoping to start at the beginning of May ~ this time reading chronologically in a 6 month time frame. :)

If you are interested in learning more about the 90 Day Bible reading challenge, visit Mom’s Toolbox ~ she’ll be starting up the challenge again on July 1st. You can also download your own printable reading bookmark if you want to join along in the challenge ~ you can start at any time because the bookmark isn’t dated.

3 comments:

  1. Yay for playing catch up! ;) Lol We'll get there! I know we will!

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  2. Can you believe how close we are? I am so excited. I am having a very hard time putting the Bible down now that I'm in the New Testament. I love the stories! I think you have a great plan after you finish! I'm thinking about doing a Beth Moore study after I finish. I've never done one.

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  3. Can you believe how close we are? I am so excited. I am having a very hard time putting the Bible down now that I'm in the New Testament. I love the stories! I think you have a great plan after you finish! I'm thinking about doing a Beth Moore study after I finish. I've never done one.

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