Category: Daily Bible Reading


Paul’s Arrest and Trial

“Upon his return to Jerusalem, Paul now finds himself being arrested and attacked by local Jews who have been stirred up by certain men from Asia.  Fortunately, however, Paul will be rescued by Roman soldiers acting under the local Roman commander but is later taken into protective custody.

On the following day, the record reveals that Paul is put on trial before the Sanhedrin Council, in much the same way that Jesus himself had been tried years earlier.  Paul sets the Pharisees in controversy against the Sadducees when he refers to his belief in a resurrection after death.  In the debate which ensues, no charges are brought and Paul is returned to custody.”

Read:  Acts 21:17-40, 22 & 23

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“As the historical record continues, Paul’s plans to leave directly for Jerusalem are abruptly changed, and a detour is made necessary.  While at Miletus, Paul addresses the elders from the church at Ephesus and tells them that he anticipates possible imprisonment and persecution upon his return to Jerusalem.  Paul undoubtedly also warns them of the danger of falling away from the teaching of Christ — a concern which he will address at length in various letters later in his life.”

Read:  Acts 20:3-38, 21:1-16

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“Paul concludes the letter with practical applications for transforming one’s life to Christian service, and for regulating one’s conduct in relation to his fellowman, to civil government, and to those brothers and sisters in Christ who may be spiritually weak.  The thrust of the letter is the superiority of obedient faith over futile attempts to earn salvation through strict law-keeping.  Grace is not seen as a substitute for law, but rather as a higher motivation to obey God’s laws.”

Christian Life and Conduct

Read:  Romans 12 & 13

Regarding Mutual Responsibility

Read:  Romans 14, 15:1-13

Closing Remarks

Read:  Romans 15:14-33 & chapter 16

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“Next, Paul discusses the unique problem faced by certain Jews who are having difficulty believing that the God of the Jews could possibly include the Gentiles in his promises made to Abraham.”

Regarding the Jewish Experience

Read:  Romans 9, 10 & 11

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“Paul continues with the righteousness of God and then shows how, through Christ, there is freedom from judgment, sin, the law, and even death.”

Righteousness of God

Read:  Romans 3:21-31, 4 & 5

Freedom from Sin

Read:  Romans 6

Freedom from the Law

Read:  Romans 7 & 8

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Letter to the Romans

“During his short time in Corinth, Paul writes a letter to the saints in Rome, telling of his desire to visit them, but indicating his inability to do so at this time.  Paul first explains his understanding of the gospel, carefully contrasting the gospel with the Law of Moses.  Paul then concludes with various practical teachings which necessarily flow out of the gospel message.

The theme of Paul’s letter is that those who are righteous through faith will be those who truly live. Paul begins by examining the judgment of God.”

Read:  Romans 1:1-17

Judgment of God

Read:  Romans 1:18-32, 2 & 3:1-20


All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“At the end of his letter, Paul’s tone changes abruptly as he once again defends his apostleship and personal character.”

Defense of Paul’s Apostleship

Read:  2 Corinthians 10, 11, 12 & 13

“It is not long after the writing of this letter that Paul finally is able to make his promised third visit to Corinth and other parts of Achaia.”

Read:  Acts 20:2-3

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Second Letter to the Corinthians

“Paul must be anxious to hear from Titus regarding the Corinthians’ reaction to his previous letter, so it appears that Paul decides to go on to Troas, where he hopes to meet Titus.  Perhaps disappointed at not finding Titus there, Paul goes on to Macedonia, where Titus joins him.  There Paul writes his final letter to the Corinthians.  In the letter he shares with them at great length the sense of fulfillment he has in both is ministry and in them personally.”

Read:  2 Corinthians 1, 2:1-13

Regarding Paul’s Ministry

Read: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

“This letter is sent with Titus and others who are returning to Corinth to receive funds being given for relief of the brethren in Judea who are in need of financial assistance.”

Regarding Collection for Brethren in Judea

Read:  2 Corinthians 8 & 9

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Regarding the Resurrection

Read:  1 Corinthians 15

Closing Personal Thoughts

Read:  1 Corinthians 16:1-24

“If Paul expects a quick response to his letter, apparently it does not come.  In the meantime, the historical record in Acts returns to Paul’s final days in Ephesus.”

Read:  Acts 19:23-41, Acts 20:1

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“Paul continues to address matters pertaining to the issue of fellowship with pagans.”

Regarding Body Unity and Fellowship

Read:  1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Regarding Spiritual Gifts

Read:  1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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