Summer Reading

REading Plan

Over the summer of 2022 we'll walk through two sermon series as a church body. First, during the month of June we'll discover what True Belonging within the family of God can be. And then in July and August we'll dive into Daniel to learn what it means to live as strangers in a strange world under a sovereign king. 

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Each Monday and Sunday we'll read the sermon passage for the week. Every other day of the week we'll be reading books whose main themes coincide with the main themes of our sermon series. Additionally, there will be a daily reading from Psalms and Proverbs. 

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If you get behind- don't worry about it! Just jump in with today's reading. Let's dig deeper together!

The Book of Acts

Weeks 19 & 20

 Week 1: We begin by reading through 1 Peter. Peter writes to encourage churches who are living as aliens and exiles with hope the gospel. Pay special attention to the connections between Peter's instructions and Luke's description of the early churches in Acts. 


Week 2: In the Book of Ephesians Paul shows us how the gospel creates a community- local churches who are shaped and empowered by the death and resurrection of Jesus. We get a real live snapshot of this transforming gospel in Acts 2. 


Week 3-7: For the next few weeks we'll step back into the Old Testament book of Joshua. Here we see God graciously and sovereignly sustaining his people. In Joshua, just as in Acts, God is working out his purpose through his people and forming them into the covenant community he desires. 


Week 8-10: In Mark's Gospel we encounter Jesus the suffering King. Note that Jesus calls his followers to union with him in a life and death like his. For Jesus, life, glory, and resurrection would come only through death, humiliation, and suffering. In Acts we read that the same is true of those who follow him.


Week 11-14: In the weeks leading up to Easter we'll return to the Old Testament people of Israel and their descent toward defeat and exile to Babylon. Their journey was mirrored by Christ who walked the path toward death on a cross. Yet he was raised from the dead, ending his people's exile and leading them to new life. The Book of Acts continues the story of his people as God brings new life and the birth of his church out of death.


Week 15: In Esther, we read that God sovereignly orchestrates the events of history for the flourishing of his people. This same principle is at work in Acts. 


Week 16-19: At this point, we're well over halfway through our series on Acts. As we read back through the book over the next four weeks take note of what God is teaching us about himself, his gospel, and his church. 


Week 20: The Book of Joel was written while God's people sat in Exile. He looks forward to "the Day of the Lord" when God would judge their enemies and once again dwell with his people. We're told that this is fulfilled in part, in the Book of Acts (see Acts 2:17-21). Be encouraged by this prophet that God keeps his promises. 


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Summer Reading

Weeks 1-14

Week 1-3 - To kick off our True Belonging series we'll spend three weeks reading through 1 Corinthians. In this letter Paul writes to a struggling church to show how the humbling and unifying gospel of grace ought to transform every aspect of our life together. 

Week 4 - As we prepare for our series in Daniel, we'll be reading through the entire book in about a week. Don't worry about studying all of the confusing details. Instead try to get a good grasp of the overall flow of thought in Daniel. This will help us be able to put all the parts in their proper context. 

Week 5 - In 1 John we read the fatherly Apostle's words to children scattered in a dark world. Like Daniel and his friends, the children of God under the New Covenant are called to a radical faithfulness and compelling love. 

Week 6-11 - The events described in Jeremiah's prophecy set the back drop for the events of Daniel's day. From the "Weeping Prophet" we learn the history and hope that framed Daniel's world.

Week 12-14 - We'll wrap our summer in Daniel by reading from James whose wisdom reflects the wise council that Daniel gave to the kings he served. After James, we'll move through Revelation. In the final book of our Canon, John draws on much of the language and style in Daniel. He even builds on many of the same themes found in the Exile Prophet. 



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WEEK 1 (May 30-  june 5)

May 30- Matthew 3; Psalm 115; Proverbs 14:17-18

 

May 31- 1 Corinthians 1; Psalm 116; Proverbs 14:19-21

 

June 1 - 1 Corinthians 2; Psalm 117; Proverbs 14:22

 

June 2 - 1 Corinthians 3; Psalm 118; Proverbs 14:23-24

 

June 3 - 1 Corinthians 4; Psalm 119:1-24; Proverbs 14:25

 

June 4 - 1 Corinthians 5; Psalm 119:25-48; Proverbs 14:26-27

 

June 5 - Romans 6:1-14; Psalm 119:49-72; Proverbs 14:28-30

 


WEEK 2 (June 6-11)


June 6 - Luke 22:1-30; Psalm 119:73-96; Proverbs 14:31

 

June 7- 1 Corinthians 6; Psalm 119:97-120; Proverbs 14:32-33

 

June 8 - 1 Corinthians 7; Psalm 119:121-144; Proverbs 14:34-35

 

June 9 - 1 Corinthians 8; Psalm 119:145-176; Proverbs 15:1-4

 

June 10 - 1 Corinthians 9; Psalm 120; Proverbs 15:5-6

 

June 11 - 1 Corinthians 10; Psalm 121; Proverbs 15:7-8

 

June 12 - 1 Corinthians 11; Psalm 122; Proverbs 15:9-10

 


WEEK 3 (June 13-19)


June 13 - 1 Corinthians 12; Psalm 123; Proverbs 15:11-12

 

June 14 - 1 Corinthians 13; Psalm 124; Proverbs 15:13-14

 

June 15 - 1 Corinthians 14; Psalm 125; Proverbs 15:15-17

 

June 16 - 1 Corinthians 15:1-34; Psalm 126; Proverbs 15:18-19

 

June 17 - 1 Corinthians 15:35-58; Psalm 127; Proverbs 15:20-21

 

June 18 - 

1 Corinthians 16; Psalm 128; Proverbs 15:22-23  


June 19 - Romans 12; Psalm 129; Proverbs 15:24-25


WEEK 4 (June 20-26)


June 20 - Matthew 18:10-20; Psalm 130; Proverbs 15:26-27

 

June 21 - Daniel 1-2; Psalm 131; Proverbs 15:28-29

 

June 22 - Daniel 3-4; Psalm 132; Proverbs 15:30-31

 

June 23 - Daniel 5-6; Psalm 133; Proverbs 15:32-33

 

June 24 Daniel 7-8; Psalm 134; Proverbs 16:1-2

 

June 25 - Daniel 9-10; Psalm 135; Proverbs 16:3-4

 

June 26 - 1 Corinthians 5; Psalm 136; Proverbs 16:5-6


WEEK 5 (June 27- July 3)


June 27 - Daniel 11-12; Psalm 137; Proverbs 16:7-8

 

June 28 - 1 John 1:1-2:6; Psalm 138; Proverbs 16:9

 

June 29 - 1 John 2:7-27; Psalm 139; Proverbs 16:10-12

 

June 30 - 1 John 2:28-3:24; Psalm 140; Proverbs 16:13-15

 

July 1 - 1 John 4; Psalm 141; Proverbs 16:16-17

 

July 2 - 1 John 5; Psalm 142; Proverbs 16:18-19

 

July 3 - Daniel 1; Psalm 143; Proverbs 16:20-22


WEEK 6 (July 4-10)

July 4 - Daniel 2; Psalm 144; Proverbs 16:23-24

 

July 5- Jeremiah 1; Psalm 145; Proverbs 16:25-26

 

July 6 - Jeremiah 2:1-3:5; Psalm 146; Proverbs 16:27-28

 

July 7 - Jeremiah 3:6-4:31; Psalm 147; Proverbs 16:29-32

 

July 8 - Jeremiah 5-6; Psalm 148; Proverbs 16:33

 

July 9 - Jeremiah 7:1-9:9; Psalm 149; Proverbs 17:1-2

 

July 10 - 

Daniel 2; Psalm 150; Proverbs 17:3-4

 


WEEK 7 (July 11-17)


July 11 - Daniel 3; Psalm 1; Proverbs 17:5-6

 

July 12 - Jeremiah 9:10-10:25; Psalm 2; Proverbs 17:7-8

 

July 13 - Jeremiah 11-12; Psalm 3; Proverbs 17:9-10

 

July 14 - Jeremiah 13-15; Psalm 4; Psalm 17:11-12

 

July 15 - Jeremiah 16:1-17:18; Psalm 5; Proverbs 17:13-14

 

July 16 - Jeremiah 17:19-18:23; Psalm 6; Proverbs 17:15-16

 

July 17 - Daniel 3; Psalm 7; Proverbs 17:17-18



WEEK 8 (July 18-24)


July 18 - Daniel 4; Psalm 8; Proverbs 17:19-20

 

July 19 - Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 9; Proverbs 17:21-22   


July 20 - Jeremiah 21:1-23:8; Psalm 10; Proverbs 17:23-24

 

July 21 - Jeremiah 23:9-40; Psalm 11; Proverbs 17:25-26

 

July 22 - Jeremiah 24-25; Psalm 12; Proverbs 17:27-28

 

July 23 - Jeremiah 26-27; Psalm 13; Proverbs 18:1-2

 

July 24 - Daniel 4; Psalm 14; Proverbs 18:3-4


WEEK 9 (July 25-31)


July 25 - Daniel 5; Psalm 15; Proverbs 18:5-6

 

July 26 - Jeremiah 28-29; Psalm 16; Proverbs 18:7-8   


July 27 - Jeremiah 30-31; Psalm 17; Proverbs 18:9-10

 

July 28 - Jeremiah 32-33; Psalm 18; Proverbs 18:11-12

 

July 29 - Jeremiah 34-35; Psalm 19; Proverbs 18:13-14

 

July 30 - Jeremiah 36-37; Psalm 20; Proverbs 18:15-16

 

July 31 - Daniel 5; Psalm 21; Proverbs 18:17-18



WEEK 10 (Aug 1-7)


August 1-  Daniel 6; Psalm 22; Proverbs 18:19-20

 

August 2- Jeremiah 38-39; Psalm 23; Proverbs 18:21-22

 

August 3 -  Jeremiah 40-41; Psalm 24; Proverbs 18:23-24

 

August 4  Jeremiah 42-43; Psalm 25; Proverbs 19:1-2

 

August 5- Jeremiah 44-45; Psalm 26; Proverbs 19:3-4

 

August 6 - Jeremiah 46-47; Psalm 27; Proverbs 19:5-6

 

August 7 - Daniel 6; Psalm 28; Proverbs 19:7-8

WEEK 11 (Aug 8-14)

August 8 - Daniel 7-8; Psalm 29; Proverbs 19:9-10

 

August 9 - Jeremiah 48-49; Psalm 30; Proverbs 19:11-12

 

August 10 - Jeremiah 50-51; Psalm 31; Proverbs 19:13-14

 

August 11 - Jeremiah 52; Psalm 32; Proverbs 19:15-16

 

August 12 - James 1; Psalm 33; Proverbs 19:17-18

 

August 13 - James 2; Psalm 34; Proverbs 19:19-20

 

August 14 - Daniel 7-8; Psalm 35; Proverbs 19:21-22



WEEK 12 (Aug 15-21)


August 15- Daniel 9; Psalm 36; Proverbs 19:23-24

 

August 16 - James 3; Psalm 37; Proverbs 19:25-26

 

August 17 - James 4; Psalm 38; Proverbs 19:27-28

 

August 18 - James 5; Psalm 39; Proverbs 19:29

 

August 19 - Revelation 1; Psalm 40; Proverbs 20:1-2

 

August 20 - Revelation 2-3; Psalm 41; Proverbs 20:3-4

 

August 21 - Daniel 9; Psalm 42; Proverbs 20:5-6


WEEK 13 (Aug 22-28)


August 22- Daniel 10-11; Psalm 43; Proverbs 20:7-8

 

August 23- Revelation 4-5; Psalm 44; Proverbs 20:9-10

 

August 24 - Revelation 6:1-8:1; Psalm 45; Proverbs 20:11-12

 

August 25 - Revelation 8:2-9:21; Psalm 46; Proverbs 20:13-14

 

August 26- Revelation 10:1-11:18; Psalm 47; Proverbs 20:15-16

 

August 27 - Revelation 11:19-13:10; Psalm 48; Proverbs 20:17-18

 

August 28 - Daniel 10-11; Psalm 49; Proverbs 20:19-20


WEEK 14 (Aug 29-Sep 4)


August 29- Daniel 12; Psalm 50; Proverbs 20:21-22

 

August 30 - Revelation 13:11-14:20; Psalm 51; Proverbs 20:23-24

 

August 31 - Revelation 15-16; Psalm 52; Proverbs 20:25-26

 

September 1  Revelation 17:16-19:10; Psalm 53; Proverbs 20:27-29

 

September 2 - Revelation 19:11-20:15; Psalm 54; Proverbs 20:30

 

September 3 - Revelation 21-22; Psalm 55; Proverbs 21:1

 

September 4 - Daniel 12; Psalm 56; Proverbs 21:2-3