Walking in the Word
Why Are We Called Christians?
Sunday December 23
Read 2 Corinthians 1:1-22
Doubt chapter 71. What does it
mean, you were anointed by God?
Monday December 24
Read Psalm 137 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 72. Do you ever
feel as if you were in a stranger land? Should you?
Tuesday December 25
Read Luke 2. What does the birth of Christ mean to you?
Wednesday December 26
Read Luke 14:25-35 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 73. If this is the
cost of being a follower of Christ why would anyone want to be one?
Thursday December 27
Read Numbers 21:4-9 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 74. Can we really be
inoculated against death? Have you been?
Friday December 28
Read Revelation 11:15-19
Doubt chapter 75. In Revelation
11 we are given a glimpse of what Plantinga is writing about here.
Saturday December 29.
Read Acts 11:19-30. Where were the followers of Christ first
called Christians? Was it intended as a
compliment? Is it now?
is Jesus Doing?
Sunday December 16
Read 2 Peter 3. How should a believe live in the tension of
longing for the coming of Christ and being fully engaged on this earth?
Monday December 17
Read Acts 17:1-15 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 66. Is Plantinga
Tuesday December 18
Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Doubt chapter 67. Are you able
to think of a place or issue that needs your voice right now?
Wednesday December 19
Read 1 Peter 2:4-10 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 68. Do you think it would be fair to say this is also true
in the USA?
Thursday December 20
Read 1 Kings 19:1-18 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 69. Was there ever
a time you felt like Elijah? Would one ever feel like Elijah in this chapter
without being Elijah in the previous one?
Friday December 21
Read Colossians 1:15-23 and
Doubt chapter 70. Can you think of any “secular” groups who seem to be
leading in “Kingdom building?”
Saturday December 22
Read Luke 1:1-25. Did you notice the question of the week asks “what
is Jesus doing?” and all the readings were about the church? What was Plantinga thinking?
did Jesus Do?
Sunday December 9
Read Habakkuk 3, how many
of the Mighty Acts of God can you identify in this passage?
Monday December 10
Read Isaiah 60 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 61. If you have internet
available, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V_ZZ6ENu-E,
to find what Plantinga cites here.
Tuesday December 11
Read Luke 7:18-35 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 62. Jesus came to
die so that we could live, and he came and lived to show us how to live. How are you doing?
Wednesday December 12
Read Matthew 16:21-28 and
17:22,23 and Beyond Doubt chapter 63.
How sure was Jesus, he was on his way to his death?
Thursday December 13
Read Luke 23:26-43 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 64. Do you think it strange that Christians sing, “In the cross of Christ I glory”?
Friday December 14
Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 and
Doubt chapter 65. Paul wrote, “as
of first importance,” is there such a thing as Christianity without the
Saturday December 15
Read Isaiah 9:1-11 and
recall the song and reading from Monday.
Do you long for the light?
Do People See Jesus?
Sunday December 2
Read Isaiah 11. Remember this is speaking to the coming of
the Messiah, not what we call the second coming.) Why were the people looking
for the Messiah so expectantly? Are you?
Monday December 3
Read Mark 4:35-41 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 56. How do you reconcile a Jesus who falls asleep in a
boat and a Jesus who created the world?
Tuesday December 4
14:22-33 and Beyond Doubt chapter 57. What does it take for Jesus to grab
Wednesday December 5
16:13-20 and Beyond Doubt chapter 58. Can you think of any examples of what
Plantinga writes in this chapter?
Thursday December 6
27:27-31 and Beyond Doubt chapter 59. How did this chapter strike you? Have
you ever heard anyone mock Jesus? How did you feel?
Friday December 7
Read John 10:1-21
Doubt chapter 60. Does being a
follower of Christ add to or subtract from your freedom to enjoy this
world? How so?
Saturday December 8
Read Revelation 1. How did Jesus reveal himself to John?
and Female: How are we related?
Sunday November 25
Read 2 Kings 2 Who has been
Elijah to you?
Monday November 26
Read Genesis 3 and Beyond
Doubt chapter 51. When God told Eve “your desire will be for your
husband, and he will rule over you.” Was that part of the curse? So what?
Tuesday November 27
3:23-29 and Beyond Doubt chapter 52.
What is the context of Galatians 3:28? Have you ever heard (or said)
anything like we read in this chapter?
Wednesday November 28
Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Doubt chapter 53. Can you find four reasons Paul gave for not being
Thursday November 29
6:27,28 and Beyond Doubt chapter 54. What are these coals of fire? Are we or should we be a bit embarrassed to
read this chapter in Beyond Doubt?
Friday November 30
Read 1 Corinthians
13 and Beyond Doubt chapter 55.
“I Love because …” is empty,
fleeting, and vain; “I love you as Christ loves” is a gift the world will never
comprehend. Praise God for true love.
Saturday December 1
Read Song of Songs chapter
4 The writer of this poem is able to
celebrate every aspect of his lover, what a gift!