Kingdom of Heaven, Part 1

In our daily readings, Jesus is about to start His earthly ministry and, with that, will proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven (aka the Kingdom of God). Old Testament prophecy is being fulfilled with Jesus’ birth and His proclamation of the Kingdom “at hand.” This is why “New Testament” is a misnomer. Jesus is fulfilling OT prophecy and is, therefore, continuing the OT covenant (or testament), so no “new testaments” have started. I think it’s critical to see this continuation because it’ll make what happens in the book of Acts so much clearer for you. Does it make sense to you that the gospels are a continuation of the Old Testament rather than a “New” Testament?

If you have any questions about this, please comment below.

One Year Chronological Bible Reading Plan, Part 12 (8 min., 17 secs)

The gospels as they appear in the reading schedule: (8:45, part 1; 8:32, part 2) (8:17, part 1; 7:48, part 2) (8:17, part 1; 7:10, part 2) (9:32) I encourage you to also watch the first video on the page this link takes you to (it’s 5:32 long, has “Book” in the top left corner), but the one that goes with the poster is the second video. Just so you’re not confused.

The first five books of (what’s known as) the New Testament are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts. The reason I say “what’s known as” the Old and New Testaments is that when you add everything up, it becomes clear that the Old Testament continues through the gospels and into the book of Acts. I’ll show this to you as we read through the gospels for the next 46 days. And then I’ll show you the shift in the book of Acts. Seeing this shift answers so many questions and does away with so many supposed contradictions, I think you’ll just love it!

October’s reading schedule:

Tuesday, October 1John 1:1-14
 Luke 1:1-2:7
Wednesday, October 2Matthew 1:1-2:23
 Luke 2:8-52
Thursday, October 3Matthew 3:1-12
 Mark 1:1-8
 Luke 3:1-20
 John 1:15-28
Friday, October 4Matthew 3:13-4:11
 Mark 1:9-13
 Luke 3:21-4:13
 John 1:29-51
Saturday, October 5Matthew 4:12-22
 Mark 1:14-20
 Luke 4:14-32
Sunday, October 6Matthew 4:23-6:34
Monday, October 7Matthew 7:1-29
 John 2:1-4:54
Tuesday, October 8Matthew 8:1-17
 Mark 1:21-45
 Luke 4:33-5:16
Wednesday, October 9Matthew 8:18-9:26
 Mark 2:1-22
 Luke 5:17-26
Thursday, October 10Matthew 9:27-11:30
Friday, October 11John 5:47
 Matthew 12:1-21
 Mark 2:23-3:6
 Luke 6:1-11
Saturday, October 12Mark 3:7-21
 Luke 6:12-7:50
Sunday, October 13Luke 8:1-21
 Matthew 12:22-50
 Mark 3:22-35
Monday, October 14Matthew 13:1-52
 Mark 4:41
Tuesday, October 15Mark 5:1-43
 Luke 8:22-56
Wednesday, October 16Matthew 13:53-14:22
 Mark 6:1-46
 Luke 9:1-17
 John 6:1-2
Thursday, October 17John 6:3-71
 Matthew 14:23-36
 Mark 6:47-56
Friday, October 18Matthew 15:1-16:12
 Mark 7:1-37
Saturday, October 19Mark 8:1-30
 Matthew 16:13-18:9
 Luke 9:18-27
Sunday, October 20Mark 8:31-9:50
 Luke 9:28-50
Monday, October 21Matthew 18:10-19:2
 Mark 10:1
 Luke 9:51-10:42
 John 7:1-10
Tuesday, October 22John 7:11-8:59
Wednesday, October 23John 9:1-10:21
 Luke 11:1-28
Thursday, October 24Matthew 19:3-12
 Mark 10:2-12
 Luke 11:29-53
Friday, October 25Luke 12:1-13:22
Saturday, October 26John 10:22-42
 Luke 13:23-15:31
Sunday, October 27Luke 16:1-18:14
Monday, October 28John 11:1-54
 Matthew 19:13-20
 Mark 10:13-34
Tuesday, October 29Luke 18:15-34
 Matthew 19:21-20:28
 Mark 10:35-45
Wednesday, October 30John 11:55-12:11
 Mark 10:46-52
 Luke 18:35-19:28
 Matthew 20:29-34
Thursday, October 31John 12:12-19
 Matthew 21:1-46
 Mark 11:1-33
 Luke 19:29-48

Subscribers’ll get the exact passages, in chronological order, in a link in an email for every day of the 46 days of the gospel reading. And on here, I’ll frequently post commentary of certain events or things I want to draw your attention to as we happen upon them in our reading. Get yourself ready for the wild ride through the gospels!

Esther and Malachi

… bring us to the end of what’s known as the Old Testament. (9 min., 14 secs) (7:9)

My post for the One Year Chronological Bible Reading Plan, Part 12 is going to be PACKED full of stuff! It’ll have your October reading schedule, video links for the Bible Project’s New Testament Overview, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and some informational commentary from yours truly about what’s going on in the first five books of what’s known as the New Testament. It’s fabulously fascinating, in my opinion! Stay tuned…