Reading about Kings and Churches…

If I were to break the Israelites history into major segments, it would look something like this:

  • The Years of the Patriarchs: Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph (Genesis)
  • The “Moses Years” (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy)
  • Moving into the Promised Land (Joshua)
  • Period of the Judges (Judges, part of 1 Samuel)
  • Period of the Kings (1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, most of the prophets)
  • After the Captivity (Nehemiah, Ezra, Esther, Malachi)

In June our Resting at the River’s Edge reading plan has us leaving the period of the Judges and moving into the period of the kings as we read 1st and 2nd Samuel. First Samuel begins with the grief of a woman who has been unable to bear children and ends with the death of Israel’s first king, Saul. Second Samuel begins with David learning of Saul’s death and carries us through most of David’s Kingship.

 A study of the life of David has been rich food for Christians for 2,000 years. There is much we can learn from the life of this key figure of the Old Testament.

Have you ever been to a church that had problems? I mean real problems? The church in Corinth was messed up six ways to Sunday, but Paul still found some good things to say about them. This month in Resting at the River’s Edge, we’ll dive into Paul’s two letters to the Corinthian church. Read along with us as we watch how this master church planter tries to straighten out this can of worms.


To download a PDF of June’s reading schedule, click here.

April Reading

June Reading Plan

Enjoy your time at the river’s edge this month!

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