Immerse Yourself in the Study of Luke

January – February 2015
Bible Reading Plan

Preparing for Lesson #1: Opening Stories

  • January 1  Luke 1
  • January 2  Luke 2: 1-38
  • January 3  Reflection
  • January 4  Reflection

Preparing for Lesson #2: Preparing the Way

  • January 5  Luke 2:39-52
  • January 6  Luke 3:1-9
  • January 7  Luke 3:10-20
  • January 8  Luke 3: 21-22
  • January 9  Luke 4:1-13
  • January 10 Reflection
  • January 11 Reflection

Preparing for Lesson #3: Calling Disciples, Forming Community

  • January 12 Luke 4:14-30
  • January 13 Luke 5:1-11, 27-32
  • January 14 Luke 6:1-49
  • January 15 Luke 7:18-23: 8:1-3
  • January 16 Luke 9:1-6, 18-36
  • January 17 Reflection
  • January 18 Reflection

Preparing for Lesson #4: Restoring Wholeness

  • January 19 Luke 5:12-26
  • January 20 Luke 7:1-17
  • January 21 Luke 8:22-39
  • January 22 Luke 8:40-56
  • January 23 Luke 9:37-43
  • January 24 Reflection
  • January 25 Reflection

Preparing for Lesson #5: God’s Character and Reign

  • January 26 Luke 11:1-13, 33-54
  • January 27 Luke 12:22-48
  • January 28 Luke 13:18-30; 14:7-24
  • January 29 Luke 15:1-32
  • January 30 Luke 16:19-31
  • January 31 Reflection
  • February 1 Reflection

Preparing for Lesson #6: Costs and Joys of Discipleship

  • February 2  Luke 9:46-48, 57-62
  • February 3  Luke 10:1-12, 17-20, 25-42
  • February 4  Luke 14:25-33
  • February 5  Luke 18:18-30
  • February 6  Luke 19:1-10
  • February 7  Reflection
  • February 8  Reflection

Preparing for Lesson #7: Ascending and Descending Into Jerusalem

  • February 9   Luke 19:28-48
  • February 10 Luke 20:1-44
  • February 11 Luke 20:45-21.3
  • February 12 Luke 21:1-37
  • February 13 Luke 22:1-53
  • February 14 Reflection
  • February 15 Reflection

Preparing for Lesson #8: Closing and Opening the Gospel

  • February 16 Luke 22:54-71
  • February 17 Luke 23:1-25
  • February 18 Luke 23:26-55
  • February 19 Luke 24: 1-34
  • February 20 Luke 24:35-53
  • February 21 Reflection
  • February 22 Refection

Enhance Your Daily Time with God: S.O.A.P.ing

S.O.A.P.ing is a tool many have found helpful in focusing their daily time with God. The goal is not to know more about God but to develop a personal relationship with His Son, Jesus.

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S (Scripture) – Read a passage from the Bible. Take time as you read and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse or phrase that seemed to stand out and write it down.

O (Observation) — What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? (It’s important to choose a Bible translation that you can understand.) Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words.

A (Application) — Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write it down.

P (Prayer) — This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Since prayer is a two way conversation, be sure to listen to what God has to say. Now, write it out.

Example:

S = Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

O = We are not supposed to be going along with culture but becoming more and more like the Christ we follow, so that we can understand what God’s will is for us.

A = Too often I don’t realize the impact of what I read, watch, or hear has on me. S.O.A.P.ing God’s Word helps to cleanse my mind and to understand what God expects from me.  I need to get back into the habit of S.O.A.P.ing each day.

P = Forgive me, Lord, for being so lazy about how I engage your Word. I want to be a reflection of your Son, not the world, which means taking time each day to abide with you!

Couple’s Group “Marriage Enrichment”

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Our Couple’s Group targets couples in committed relationships who desire to deepen their relationship with God and each other. Couples meet for Bible study and discussion on Friday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the LEC Center Room, with an occasional potluck dinner at 6:00 pm in the Small Dining Room.  Childcare is available upon request. Contact Rose Sunbury for more information.

Men’s Groups

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* Men on Mission (MOM’s Group), led by Bob Phillips, is a group of men who get together over lunch for Bible study and personal reflection. The group meets on Tuesdays from 11:30 am – 12:40 pm in the Small Dining Room. All men are welcome!

West Campus:

* The Men’s Group, led by Tom Tift, is a diverse group of men who meet over lunch to pray, study, and grow closer to God and each other. Men are invited to join the group on Thursdays from noon-1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Women’s Groups

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* Women’s Bible Study, led by Dyane Bolick, provides fellowship, Bible study and discussion. It is held on Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 am in the Small Dining Room.

* Spiritual Friends, a book review group, meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30 am – noon in LEC Building, 2nd floor. The group is informal, friendly, easy going and rotates leadership.

West Campus
* Women’s Bible Study, led by Debbie Langston, meets over lunch for Bible study and discussion on Wednesdays from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.