Welcome to everyone participating in the Creation to the Cross Bible Reading Plan in 2008. Each week, there will be a new post for the week's reading. You are invited to share your thoughts about what you've read by adding comments to that post. From time to time there will be posts about the day's reading, and you're invited to comment on those posts also. And each week, there will be a suggested, optional, supplemental reading for Sunday.

If you'd like an Introduction/Outline of Numbers click here.

A copy of the reading plan is available here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Road Trip.

For daily articles during December's reading, join us at bcc.org/31day -- From Bethlehem to Calvary.


Monday, June 2, 2008

Weekly Reading. Joshua 9-14.

Supplemental Reading for Week: Habakkuk 3.

Words for the week from our reading:

"So the Israelite leaders examined their bread, but they did not consult the Lord." - Joshua 9:14 (NLT)


Monday, May 19, 2008

Weekly Reading. Numbers 33-36, Joshua 1-2.

Supplemental Reading for Week: Deuteronomy 34.

Moses' life and leadership draw to a close, and Joshua is given the task of leading God's people into the promised land. I encourage you to read the supplemental reading this week, perhaps reading it between the end of Numbers and the beginning of Joshua.

This is still a blog, and you're still invited to write comments about the reading. Maybe I will too!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Weekly Reading. Numbers 27-32.

Supplemental Reading for Week: Psalm 49.

Looks like we're back into the ritual. Don't grow faint yet. Paul said in his letter to Timothy that all Scripture is God-breathed. So here's a thought. For each day's reading, try to take away one thought from the reading. We can compare on Sunday. Or ... you could make a comment here.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekly Reading. Numbers 21-26.

Supplemental Reading for Week: Psalm 37.

and the soul of the people was short.

In the NIV, the last part of Numbers 21:4 is translated, "But the people grew impatient along the way." How much more poetic is the Hebrew, "and the soul of the people was short." A fitting summary for so much of the story in the book of Numbers.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekly Reading. Numbers 14-20.

Supplemental Reading for Week: Deuteronomy 8.

This is a backdated post mainly to make sure the supplemental reading is captured. There's still time for a comment or two, however.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekly Reading. Numbers 8-13.

Supplemental Reading for Week: Proverbs 3:1-12.

Breaking Camp.
The people have been rescued. They've rebelled. They've received the regulations to help them live pure lives, no longer in rebellion. They have been numbered and organized. Now it's time to head for the land God has promised them.

As you read this section of Numbers, try to put each piece of the narrative into the whole story. Ask this: "what is the purpose of this section?" (e.g. 8:5-26) Or this: "is this similar or in contrast to something else I've read?" (e.g. 11:1-3) Or this: "how does this section fit into the overall flow?" (e.g. 12:1-16 after chapter 11)

As always, any comment you want to make on the reading is more than welcome.