Community Bible Experience – Week 8

Week 8: 1-3 John, Revelation
John’s first letter emphasizes the importance of believing that Jesus came in the flesh, while his second and third letters instruct
churches on how to deal with false teachers and faithful ministers of the gospel, respectively. Revelation is an apocalyptic book
meant to encourage persecuted believers to endure to the end.
Day 36        pages 409–423        read until the end of 3 John
Day 37        pages 425–431        read until “…what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Day 38        pages 431–444        read until “…because the plague was so terrible.”
Day 39        pages 444–453        read until the end of Revelation
Day 40        catch-up day

Community Bible Experience – Week 7

Week 7: 1–2 Peter, Jude, John
Many believe that Mark (week 6) recorded the memoirs of Peter in his gospel. The next two books (days 31–32) are letters from
Peter himself, encouraging believers in what is now Turkey to hold on to their faith and assuring them Jesus will return as
promised. Jude’s letter (day 32) has many similarities to 2 Peter. John’s gospel has two main parts: the “Book of Signs” (days 33–
34), chronicling seven miracles performed by Jesus, and the “Book of Glory” (day 35), detailing his death and resurrection.
Day 31        pages 351–358        read until the end of 1 Peter
Day 32        pages 359–368        read until the end of Jude
Day 33        pages 369–382        read until “…was later to betray him.)”
Day 34        pages 382–395        read until “…what the Father has told me to say.”
Day 35        pages 395–408        read until the end of John

Community Bible Experience – Week 6

Week 6: Hebrews, James, Mark
Like Matthew, the books of Hebrews and James were addressed to predominantly Jewish audiences. Hebrews (days 26–27) is a
plea for Jewish believers to stay faithful to the Messiah, while James (day 28) is a collection of practical wisdom, much like the
Old (or First) Testament book of Proverbs. Mark’s gospel (days 29–30) presents the story of Jesus as a two-part drama. Each part
contains three acts.
Day 26       pages 291–297      read until “…to whom we must give account.”
Day 27       pages 297–309      read until the end of Hebrews
Day 28       pages 311–318      read until the end of James
Day 29       pages 319–334      read until “…not to tell anyone about him.”
Day 30       pages 334–350      read until the end of Mark

Community Bible Experience – Week 5

Week 5: Matthew
Matthew tells the story of Jesus from a distinctly Jewish perspective. This gospel is arranged into five major sections (not unlike
the Torah, the first five books of the Jewish Bible). Each section highlights a different theme of Jesus’ life and ministry, through a
combination of story and teaching.
Day 21        pages 239–251         read until “…and not as their teachers of the law.”
Day 22        pages 251–262         read until “…new treasures as well as old.”
Day 23        pages 262–270         read until “…your brother or sister from your heart.”
Day 24        pages 270–283         read until “…but the righteous to eternal life.”
Day 25        pages 283–290         read until the end of Matthew

Community Bible Experience – Week 4

Week 4: Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, Philippians, 1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy
The rest of Paul’s letters address various challenges facing churches in different parts of the Roman Empire. These letters, which
are presented in the order they were most likely written, also include Paul’s personal correspondence with three individuals:
Philemon, Timothy, and Titus.
Day 19        pages 177–188        read until the end of Romans
Day 20        pages 189–195        read until the end of Colossians
Day 21        pages 197–210        read until the end of Philemon
Day 22        pages 211–226        read until the end of 1 Timothy
Day 23        pages 227–238        read until the end of 2 Timothy

Community Bible Experience – Week 3

Week 3: 1–2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans
1 and 2 Corinthians (days 11–13) address a number of problems facing a dysfunctional church in a cosmopolitan city. Paul wrote
Galatians (day 14) to refute the claim that Gentile Christians had to observe Jewish customs in order to be saved. In his letter to
the Romans (day 15), Paul insists the good news of Jesus is for everyone, Jew and Gentile.
Day 11        pages 117–126        read until “…I too have the spirit of God.”
Day 12        pages 127–138        read until the end of 1 Corinthians
Day 13        pages 139–153        read until the end of 2 Corinthians
Day 14        pages 155–163        read until the end of Galatians
Day 15        pages 165–177        read until “…love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Community Bible Experience – Week 2

Week 2: Luke-Acts, 1–2 Thessalonians
Acts (days 6–9) has six parts, each describing a successive phase in the expansion of the church outward from Jerusalem. The
apostle Paul’s first two letters, 1 and 2 Thessalonians (day 10), were written to encourage a Christian community facing
persecution and to assure them of their coming vindication.
Day 6       pages 55–64       read until “…priests became obedient to the faith.”
Day 7       pages 64–75       read until “…continued to spread and flourish.”
Day 8       pages 75–86       read until “…spread widely and grew in power.”
Day 9       pages 87–102     read until the end of Acts
Day 10     pages 103–115  read until the end of 2 Thessalonians

Community Bible Experience – Week 1

Week 1: Luke-Acts
Luke consists of a prologue and three main sections which tell the story of Jesus as he ministers in Galilee, journeys to Jerusalem, and lays down his life—only to rise again and become Ruler and Savior of the world.
Day 1     p. 1–11       read until “…he left him until an opportune time.”
Day 2     p. 11–24     read until “…whoever is not against you is for you.”
Day 3     p. 25–33     read until “…worked all through the dough.”
Day 4     p. 33–42     read until “…and kill them in front of me.”
Day 5     p. 42–54     read until the end of Luke