WE MADE IT!!!

We appreciate you joining us on this journey!  It has been a joy to do this with you!  We will be going through the Bible again together as a couple this next year but we decided not to do it publicly like we did this year.  If you wish to continue, you can go back to the beginning of the posts in 2018 and start over, you can do it on your own, or you can invite a friend, family member, or a small group to go though the Bible with you!  Whatever you decide, please keep God’s Word close to your heart and allow it to be a lamp for your feet and a light for your path.  Congratulations again!  

Rejoicing,

Josh and Lindsey

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Revelation 20-22

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  Revelation 21:4 (HCSB)  “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”  I have absolutely not context for this at all.  The fact that these things are absent and that they are gone forever is going to blow my mind!  What an incredible ending to this wonderful redemption story.

Lindsey:  Revelation 21:5a (NLT)  “And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making everything new!'”  Yes.

What stood out to you from Revelation 20-22?

Revelation 17-19

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  Revelation 19:11 (HCSB)  “Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness.”  Wow, wow, wow!  #BestEntranceEver 

Lindsey:  Revelation 19:11 (NLT)  “Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war.”  Just wow!

What stood out to you from Revelation 17-19?

Revelation 13-16

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  Revelation 15:3-4 (HCSB)  “They sang the song of God’s servant Moses and the song of the Lamb: Great and awe-inspiring are Your works, Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are Your ways, King of the Nations. Lord, who will not fear and glorify Your name? Because You alone are holy, for all the nations will come and worship before You because Your righteous acts have been revealed.”  Wow!  Right in the middle of all these judgments and craziness, there rises a song of glory to our God!  I’d love to hear that song!  

Lindsey:  Revelation 14:12 (NLT)  “This demands the perseverance of the saints, who keep God’s commands and their faith in Jesus.”  What a powerful and convicting verse.  

What stood out to you from Revelation 13-16?

Revelation 8-12

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  Revelation 9:20-21 (HCSB)  “The rest of the people, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands to stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which are not able to see, hear, or walk. And they did not repent of their murders, their sorceries, their sexual immorality, or their thefts.”  How terrible! Thank you Lord for leading me to repentance while there is still time and thank you for continuing to extend your mercy to me each day.

Lindsey:  Revelation 12:11 (NLT)  “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.”  This verse galvanizes me to live a victorious testimony for Jesus that is worth sharing.

What stood out to you from Revelation 8-12?

Revelation 4-7

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  Revelation 5:4-5 (HCSB)  “And I cried and cried because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or even to look in it. Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals.'”  This is such a beautiful account!  When I lose hope, I need to be reminded to “stop crying” and “look!”

Lindsey:  Revelation 4:11b (NLT)  “For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”  This means we’re a creation that pleases him.

What stood out to you from Revelation 4-7?

Revelation 1-3

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  Revelation 2:6 (HCSB)  “Yet you do have this: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”  I tell my kids not to say the word “hate” because I think hate is such a strong word.  This verse reminds me that using the word hate in the right context actually pleases God.  I’m so glad that God showed me this today! I need to have a followup conversation with my kiddos. 

Lindsey:  Revelation 2:24b-25 (NLT)  “I will ask nothing more of you except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come.”  I don’t have anything to say… this just really stood out to me.

What stood out to you from Revelation 1-3?

2 John – Jude

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  2 John 1:9 (HCSB) “Anyone who does not remain in Christ’s teaching but goes beyond it, does not have God. The one who remains in that teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son.”  Christ is central to knowing God.

Lindsey: 2 John 1:6a (NLT)  “Love means doing what God has commanded us.”  Lord, let me not forget that love takes action.

What stood out to you from 2 John – Jude?

1 John 1-5

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  1 John 3:14 (HCSB)  “We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death.”  Wow, this love thing is pretty important!

Lindsey:  1 John 5:21 (NLT) “Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.”  What a clear directive.

What stood out to you from 1 John 1-5?

2 Peter 1-3

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh:  2 Peter 3:15 (HCSB)  “Also, regard the patience of our Lord as an opportunity for salvation, just as our dear brother Paul has written to you according to the wisdom given to him.”  Lord, thank you for being patient with me and for giving me more time to received you as my Savior.

Lindsey:  2 Peter 1:3-4 (NLT) “Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and [e]excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.”  We can partake in the divine nature and we have everything we need.

What stood out to you from 2 Peter 1-3?