Rooted in Christ Scripture Reading

In 2018, we started our Rooted in Christ Bible reading.  Over the course of the year, we read through the majority of the Bible and had daily guides for each day's reading.  If you like to check out what we did in 2018 click here.  In 2019, we moved slower, taking time to slowly read Luke, Acts, Romans, James, some Psalms, and some of my (and other's) favorite scriptures.  You can read our 2019 reading guides by clicking here.  You can read our 2020 readings by clicking here.  

 

Good morning friends, I wanted to welcome you to Rooted in Christ 2021.  I’m glad that you have decided to walk through scripture with us again this year!  These reflections have ebbed and flowed throughout the past few years, so let me share with you what my goal is this year. What I’m going to do, starting tomorrow, is going to be based off the Daily Lectionary from the Book of Common Prayer.  I’ll be using the reading guide found on BibleGateway.  You can find it here.  


https://www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/bcp-daily-office/next


Each day’s reading has a Psalm, an Old Testament, a New Testament, and a Gospel reading.  I’ll reflect upon one of these readings daily. I’d encourage you to take time to read through each of these readings each day, however, as it will give a good overview of scripture.  

Here is the reason this year we will make this shift.  In previous years, the readings had different purposes, to read through the entire Bible, to read more slowly through the entire bible, and last year to look more deeply at a particular reading of scripture.  


I don’t know if you remember last year or not, but had this global pandemic thing happen.  Because of them, my reflections shifted and I began to do video devotional in addition to my written.  I was never fully crazy about the way that things were going with though, and I wound up moving the work closer to my weekly sermon preparation.  I hope everyone enjoyed it, but I was never really happy with it.  


So, we will shift a daily lectionary-based reflection this year, and let me tell you the main reason why.  This is what I do each day for my own personal devotional. I’ve been praying the daily office for many years; it is an essential part of my own spiritual discipline.  This year, I’m going to share this with you.  If you would like to not just read the daily readings, but also join me in the daily prayers, here is a great online resource that I would suggest - https://www.missionstclare.com/english/index.html, or you can get a Book of Common Prayer and go old school like I do!  

My video reflections, which I’ll add to these, will probably be a little less “professional” as I’ll just do a short reflection with my phone and add it to what we send out.  


I hope this year is a blessing to you! 


Week Thirty-Seven (September 13-19)

Day One Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-17 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading: 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: 1 Corinthians 2: 14-16 and Daily Guide


Week Thirty-Five (August 30- September 5)

Day One Reading: James 2:17-19  and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading: James 4: 7-9 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading: Psalm 31: 1-5 and Daily Guide


Week Thirty-Four (August 23 - 29)

Day One Reading: Psalm 2 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading: Genesis 28: 10-16 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading: Mark 14: 3-9 and Daily Guide

Day Four Reading: Mark 14: 33-36 and Daily Guide


Week Thirty-Three (August 16 - 22)

Day One Reading: John 2: 8-11 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Mark 12: 18-27 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Mark 12: 38-40 and Daily Guide


Week Thirty-Two (August 9 - 15)

Day One Reading: Mark 9: 43-47 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading: Mark 10: 13-16 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Mark 10: 17-22 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Mark 10: 46-52 and Daily Guide


Week Twenty-Five (June 21 - June 27)

Day One Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Ephesians 6: 21-24 and Daily Guide


Week Twenty-Four (June 14 - June 20)

Day One Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide


Week Twenty-Three (June 7 - June 13)

Day One Readings: Ephesians 6: 1-4 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Ephesians 6: 5-9 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Ephesians 6: 5-9 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide

Day Five Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20 and Daily Guide


Week Twenty-Two (May 31 - June 6)

Day One Readings - Ephesians 4: 25-32 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings - Ephesians 5: 1-20 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings - Ephesians 5: 21-32 and Daily Guide


Week Twenty-One (May 24 - May 30)

Day One Readings: Ephesians 4: 1-8 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Ephesians 4: 9-16 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Ephesians 4: 17-24 and Daily Guide


Week Twenty (May 17 - May 23)

Day One Readings: Ephesians 1: 15-23 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Ephesians 2: 1-10 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Ephesians 2: 11-22 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Ephesians 3: 1-13 and Daily Guide

Day Five Readings: Ephesians 3: 14-21 and Daily Guide


Week Nineteen (May 10 - May 16)

Day One Readings: Galatians 6: 1-10 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Galatians 6: 11-18 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Ephesians 1:1-14 and Daily Guide


Week Eighteen (May 3 - May 9)

Day One Readings: Galatians 4: 21-5:1 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Galatians 5: 2-15 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Galatians 5: 16-21 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Galatians 5: 22-26 and Daily Guide


Week Seventeen (April 26 - May 2)

Day One Readings: Galatians 3: 1-5 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings: Galatians 3: 6-18 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Galatians 3: 19-29 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Galatians 4: 1-7 and Daily Guide

Day Five Readings: Galatians 4: 8-20 and Daily Guide


Week Sixteen (April 19 - 25)

Day One Reading - Galatians 1: 1-10 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings- Galatians 1: 11-24 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings: Galatians 2: 1-10 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings: Galatians 2: 11-14 and Daily Guide

Day Five Readings: Galatians 2: 15-21 and Daily Guide


Week Fourteen (April 12  - April 18)

Day One Reading -  1 John 2: 15-17 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - Luke 3: 7-14 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading - Ruth 1:8, 2:20, 3:10 and Daily Guide


Week Fourteen (April 5  - April 11)

Day One Reading -  John 14: 25-27 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - John 15: 1-5 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading - Ezekiel 37: 7-10 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings - Acts 4: 8-12 and Daily Guide


Week Thirteen (Holy Week- March 29 - April 3)

Day One Reading - Matthew 21: 12-17 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - Mark 11: 13-14; 20-21 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading - Luke 22: 1-6 and Daily Guide

Maundy Thursday - John 13: 31-35 and Daily Guide

Good Friday - Matthew 27: 45-46; Psalm 22 and Daily Guide


Week Twelve (March 22-28)

Day One Readings - John 9: 1-6 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings - Psalm 121 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings - John 10: 9-11 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings - Hebrews 2: 5-10 and Daily Guide

Day Five Reading - Jeremiah 29: 1-7 and Daily Guide


Week Eleven (March 15-21)

Day One Reading - John 6: 11-15 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - John 6: 25-27 and Daily Guide


Week Ten (March 8-14)

Day One Reading - Romans 4: 1-12 and Daily Guide

Day Two Readings - Jeremiah 7: 23-26 and Daily Guide

Day Three Readings - Romans 5: 15-19 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings - John 8: 43-45 and Daily Guide


Week Nine  (Mach 1-7) 

Day One Reading – Romans 1: 8-12 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - Romans 1: 18-23 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading - Jeremiah 3: 11-18 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings - Romans 2: 25-29 and Daily Guide


Week Eight (February 22- 28) 

Day One Reading – Hebrews 2: 14-18 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - John 2: 13-22 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading - Acts 1: 21-26 and Daily Guide

Day Four Readings - Deuteronomy 10: 12-22 and Daily Guide


Week Seven (February 15 - 21) 

Day One Reading – Deuteronomy 6: 10-15 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - John 1: 19-23 and Daily Guide

Ash Wednesday - Psalm 51: 1-17 and Daily Reflection

Day Four Readings - Ephesians 2: 1-10 and Daily Guide


Week Six (February 8– 14) 

Day One Reading – Mark 9:33-37  and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading – 2 Timothy 1: 8-14  and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading - Mark 10: 13-16 and Daily Guide

Day Four Reading - 2 Timothy 3: 14-17 and Daily Guide


Week Five (February 1 – 7) 

Day One Reading – Galatians 4: 1-5  and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading - Luke 2: 29-35 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading - Mark 8: 22-26 and Daily Guide

Day Four Reading - Galatians 5: 6, 13-15 and Daily Guide

Day Five Reading - Galatians 5: 16-26 and Daily Guide


Week Four (January 25 – 31) 

Day Two Reading – Isaiah 48: 4, 9-11 and Daily Guide

Day Two Reading – Mark 6: 1-13 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading – Galatians 2: 15-21 and Daily Guide

Day Four Reading – Mark 6: 30-44 and Daily Guide

Day Five Reading – 


Week Three (January 18 – 24) 

Day Two Reading – Ephesians 4:25-32 and Daily Guide 

Day Three Reading – Psalm 38 and Daily Guide

Day Four Reading – Psalm 38 and Daily Guide


Week One (January 4 – 10) 

Day One Reading – John 14: 6-14 and Daily Guide 

Day Two Reading – Psalm 2 and Daily Guide

Day Three Reading – Revelation 21: 22-27 and Daily Guide

Day Four Reading – Psalm 103; Isaiah 52: 3-6 and Daily Guide

Day Five Reading – John 4: 46-54 and Daily Guide