Weekly Scripture Readings August 14 2012
The last post included some readings from the Gospels that provided clues to reading the Gospels: summaries of the plot line, hints at the author's purpose for writing, Jesus' summary of his own teaching, etc. I want to continue in that same vein with some key passages from the Epistles – letters written by Paul, Peter, James, John and others. As with the previous post, read these passages with the following questions in mind:
- How does this passage sum up the basic message of the Gospel?
- What connections with the Gospel story, as told by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, do you recognize in the passage at hand?
- How is the promise of the Gospel bound with the words of the Old Testament?
- How does the definition of proper belief for a Christian as suggested by this passage relate to behavior and how Christians ought to live?
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
1 Peter 1:3-16
2 Peter 3:8-13
1 John 2:28-3:18
Tom Ribar is the Waynesburg University Chaplain. He received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
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