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Hello, and welcome to week twelve of the Off the Shelf bible reading plan. Last week we read from the book of Acts. This book captures the account of Jesus’ followers after he ascended into Heaven. On days 4 and 5 last week, we read about the Apostle Paul. While the Apostle Paul was not one of Jesus’ disciples, he was one of the key people God chose to spread the good news of Jesus throughout the known world. Paul wrote more of the New Testament than any other author. His writings are letters to first-century churches and individuals to encourage them and challenge them in their faith. This week we will read from four of the letters that Paul wrote. This sample reading will give us a taste of the kind of content these letters cover.

DAY 1  |  Today we will read Galatians 5-6. These two chapters contain instructions on how we should live as Christians. Paul encourages the Galatian believers to live by the Spirit and then offers wisdom on what that kind of life looks like.  Today, read Galatians 5 & 6

DAY 2  |  Today we will read Ephesians 4. This chapter emphasizes unity and maturity amongst Christ-followers. Because this is a shorter reading, please take the time to reflect on what these words mean for you today. Today, read Ephesians 4

DAY 3  |  Today we will read Ephesians chapters 5-6. These two chapters are a continuation of what we read yesterday.  Again these chapters contain wisdom for what it means to be a Christian.  Chapter six ends with a well-known passage encouraging us to “arm” ourselves with God’s word. Today, read Ephesians 5 & 6

DAY 4  |  Today we will read 1 Timothy 1. Timothy was a protege of the Apostle Paul. Paul wrote this letter to encourage Timothy to remain strong in his faith and to commit himself to the tough work of ministry. Today, read 1 Timothy 1

DAY 5  |  Today we will read 2 Timothy 3-4. 2 Timothy is another letter written by the apostle Paul to Timothy. These two chapters contain some powerful instructions to Timothy from Paul. Today, read 2 Timothy 3 & 4.

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If you are looking for a challenge, here is a Bible in 90 days plan. This plan is designed to walk you through the entire Bible over the course of just three months. That works out to 12 pages of reading each day—a commitment, but certainly manageable, and one that’s well worth making.
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