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Christian Articles to Edify Folks

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September 2015 Daily Bible Reading Schedule

Day Date Old Testament New Testament
1 9/1/15 Psalm 95-101 1 Corinthians 6
2 9/2/15 Psalm 102-103 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
3 9/3/15 Psalm 104-105 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
4 9/4/15 Psalm 106 1 Corinthians 8
5 9/5/15 Psalm 107-109 1 Corinthians 9
6 9/6/15 Psalm 110-114 1 Corinthians 10
7 9/7/15 Psalm 115-118 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
8 9/8/15 Psalm 119 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
9 9/9/15 Psalm 120-132 1 Corinthians 12
10 9/10/15 Psalm 133-139 1 Corinthians 13
11 9/11/15 Psalm 140-144 1 Corinthians 14:1-25
12 9/12/15 Psalm 145-150 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
13 9/13/15 Proverbs 1-2 1 Corinthians 15:1-34
14 9/14/15 Proverbs 3-4 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
15 9/15/15 Proverbs 5-6 1 Corinthians 16
16 9/16/15 Proverbs 7-8 2 Corinthians 1
17 9/17/15 Proberbs 9-11 2 Corinthians 2
18 9/18/15 Proverbs 12-13 2 Corinthians 3
19 9/19/15 Proverbs 14-15 2 Corinthians 4
20 9/20/15 Proverbs 16-17 2 Corinthians 5
21 9/21/15 Proverbs 18-19 2 Corinthians 6
22 9/22/15 Proverbs 20-21 2 Corinthians 7
23 9/23/15 Proverbs 22-23 2 Corinthians 8
24 9/24/15 Proverbs 24-25 2 Corinthians 9
25 9/25/15 Proverbs 26-28 2 Corinthians 10
26 9/26/15 Proverbs 29-31 2 Corinthians 11
27 9/27/15 Ecclesiastes 1-3 2 Corinthians 12
28 9/28/15 Ecclesiastes 4-6 2 Corinthians 13
29 9/29/15 Ecclesiastes 7-9 Galatians 1
30 9/30/15 Ecclesiastes 10-12 Galatians 2
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Thought #18- Christ-Centered Missionary Proclaims the Incalculable Riches of Christ Eph. 3:8b-9

In verse 8 and 9, Paul uses 2 purpose clauses to help explain how precious the grace of God was and is for the Christian.  The   first purpose was to proclaim the incalculable riches of Christ.  This particular word appears nowhere outside of Biblical Greek.  Other biblical writers convey the incalculable nature of God’s attributes. Job speaks of the “unsearchable” ways of God (Job. 5:9; 9:10). Paul elsewhere describes the wisdom of God and His “untraceable” ways (Rom. 11:33).

Paul’s all-consuming subject of proclamation was a person: Christ. Is Christ the all-consuming focus of your teaching and preaching?   We should proclaim the riches of Christ to our own soul daily, and out of the overflow with Him, declare   His glory to others.

Our goal in preaching and teaching and evangelizing is to bring praise for the Savior.  We sing the song, “O, What a Savior!” Jesus changes lives. Keep the life-changer at the heart of your message.

Paul also received grace in order to explain the global nature of God’s plan of salvation.  It is Jew and Gentile together in Christ.  Paul always emphasizes the sovereignty of God; this plan was in the mind of God before the foundation of the world. There is a passion for mission that permeates the whole Bible.   Jesus is the center of the plan of salvation. We remember the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian eunuch.  From the passage he was reading, which we today know as Isaiah 53, Phillip started there and preached to him Jesus. We all know the results. The man to a decision for Jesus   and was baptized into Christ and went away rejoicing.

-Larry Miles, August 17, 2015

Camp Cilca, IL

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