First Assembly of God-Newbern

Suggested New Testament Reading Schedule

Mark, I Peter, II Peter, James and Jude

Luke, Acts and Galatians I Timothy, II Timothy and Titus

Romans, Ephesians, I Thessalonians, Philippians, Philemon and II Thessalonians
John, I John, II John, III John and Revelation

Matthew, Hebrews, Colossians, I Corinthians and    II Corinthians

Along with reading a passage from the New Testament each day, you might want to also read a chapter,
or chapter portion, from the Psalms or Proverbs on alternating days.  This will provide a devotional
element to whatever passage from the New Testament that you might be reading from on a given day.  
To download a more extensive PDF version of the reading schedule please click on the link below.   
 New Testament Reading Schedule Revised 7-28-12.pdf

Discipline Born of Love

Read Ezekiel 25:1 through 28:26

Published: Aug 17, 2017

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered . . . they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God” (Ezekiel 28:25–26).

The Israelites had wandered so far from God, they’d forgotten they were His children. While His punishments of destruction and exile seem harsh, they were necessary to discourage His people from returning to idols for help. In spite of its sin, God loved Israel.

The nations around the people of Israel didn’t understand that Israel’s destruction was an act of God’s love. The people of Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia, and Tyre rejoiced as they watched Israel’s destruction. The actions of these mockers resulted in their deaths.

At the end of time, mockers will be condemned to eternal death. But repentant souls will receive God’s grace to live in eternal peace with their Heavenly Father.

Thought for Today: God disciplines His children not out of hatred, but out of a desire to rescue them from the overwhelming power of sin.

Quicklook: Ezekiel 28:24–26

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