E100 reflections on each reading

Introduction to the plan

Old Testament

New Testament

Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet
E100-56: Matthew 5:1 – 6:4: Sermon on the Mount (Part 1)
E100-57: Matthew 6:5 – 7:29: Sermon on the Mount Part 2
E100-58: Matthew 13:1 – 13:58: More about parables
E100-59: Luke 10:25 – 10:37: The Good Samaritan, or is it?
E100-60: Luke 15:1 – 15:32: Lost and Found

Week 13: Miracle stories
E100-61: Luke 9:1 – 9:36: What’s the point of a miracle?
E100-62: Matthew 14:22 – 14:36: Walking on Water
E100-63: John 9:1 – 9:41: Who sinned? And who’s really blind?
E100-64: Mark 5:1 – 20: A miracle among pagans
E100-65: John 11:1 – 11:57: A miracle among friends
Week 14: Death and resurrection
E100-66: Luke 22:1 – 46: The Last Supper
E100-67: John 18:1 – 40: Jesus secret and three betrayals
E100-68: John 19:1 – 19:42: The Crucifixion
E100-69: John 20:1 – 21:25: The Resurrection
E100-70: Acts 1:1 – 11: The Ascension
Week 15: The Spirit breaks loose!
E100-71: Acts 2:1–47: The Day of Pentecost
E100-72: Acts 3:1 – 4:37: The rejected stone
E100-73: Acts 6:8 – 8:8: Stephen the witness
E100-74: Acts 8:26 – 8:40: Philip preaches Isaiah
E100-75: Acts 10:1 – 11:18: Good News for All
Week 16: The Church breaks loose!
E100-76: Acts 9:1 – 9:31: The Road to Damascus
E100-77: Acts 13:1 – 14:28: The First Missionary Journey
E100-78: Acts 15:1 – 15:41: The Council at Jerusalem
E100-79: Acts 16:1 – 20:38 More Missionary Journeys
E100-80: Acts 25:1 – 28:31: Ending in Rome?
Week 17: Writing letters
E100-81: Romans 8:1-39
E100-82: Galatians 5:16 – 6:10: The Fruit of the Spirit
E100-83: Ephesians 6:10 – 6:20: The armour of God
E100-84: Philippians 4:2 – 4:9: Rejoice in the Lord
E100-85: Colossians 1:1 – 1:23: The Supremacy of Christ

Week 18: Reading the Pastoral Epistles
E100-86: 1 Timothy 3:1 – 3:16: Leadership in the churches
E100-87: 1 Timothy 6:3-21: Censoring the Bible?
E100-88: 2 Timothy 2:1 – 26: Good Soldiers of Christ
E100-89: 2 Timothy 3:10 – 4:8: Scripture
E100-90: 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11: The Coming of the Lord

Week 19: Introduction to this week not prepared yet
E100-91: 1 Corinthians 13:1 – 13:13: The Most Excellent Way
E100-92: 2 Corinthians 4:1 – 6:2: Cracked pots
E100-93: 1 Peter 1:1 – 2:12: A Living Hope
E100-94: James 1:1 – 2:26: Faith and Works
E100-95: 1 John 3:11 – 4:21: Love One Another
Week 20: Reading Revelation
E100-96: Rev 1:1 – 1:20: A Voice and a Vision
E100-97: Rev 2:1 – 3:22: Messages to the Churches
E100-98: Rev 4:1 – 7:17: The Throne of Heaven
E100-99: Rev 19:1 – 20:15: Hallelujah!
E100-100: Rev 21:1 – 22:21: New Heaven and New Earth

4 Comments



  1. On Genesis 1-2, I came across a text of mine from Seminary days (An Introduction to the Old Testament by Bernhard Anderson). On page 130 he discusses the idea that ‘El was originally a Canaanite deity and that Baal Berith was “Lord of the covenant”. Any thoughts. I really appreciate your site and am using it as a much needed refresher course. Thanks so much.

    1. Author

      Hi Rick,

      Basically ‘el is the word for a god, when used as a name in the Canaanite texts from Ugarit it refers especially to the high god. Ba’al is a bit similar the word means lord or master (a woman could use it to speak of/to her husband, or a market trader to a customer) but as a name (in both the Ugaritic texts and the Bible it refers to El’s son (also called Hadad) the storm god of the rains. (See 1 Kings 18.)

      Hosea 2 gives a window into how this might cause confusion for Israelites who failed to understand that their “lord” (ba’al) Yahweh was the one and only “power” and thought of him as a god. (See in particular Hos 2:16 [18 in MT] where the term “husband” (‘ish man/husband will substitute for ba’al lord/master).

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