Weekly Bible Reading for July 18-24: Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded)

This coming week, July 18-24 2021 (9-15 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded)[1]

18 Jul Deuteronomy 3:23-4:4 Lamentations 1:1-5:22 Philippians 1:1-30 Psalm 111:1-10
19 Jul Deuteronomy 4:5-40 Ezekiel 16:35-17:24 Philippians 2:1-30 Psalm 112:1-10
20 Jul Deuteronomy 4:41-49 Ezekiel 18:1-19:14 Philippians 3:1-21 Psalm 113:1-9
21 Jul Deuteronomy 5:1-21 Ezekiel 20:1-49 Philippians 4:1-23 Psalm 114:1-8
22 Jul Deuteronomy 5:22-6:3 Ezekiel 21:1-32 Colossians 1:1-29 Psalm 115:1-18
23 Jul Deuteronomy 6:4-25 Ezekiel 22:1-31 Colossians 2:1-23 Psalm 116:1-19
24 Jul Deuteronomy 7:1-11 Isaiah 40:1-26 Colossians 3:1-25 Psalm 117:1-2

[1] Tisha B’Av (9th of Av), the fast commemorating destruction of the two Temples, is sundown July 17 to sundown July 18. It is traditional to read the book of Lamentations on this day.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

What We Shall Be

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As the International Space Station orbits the earth (top), crew members Shane Kimbrough (USA) and Thomas Pesquet (France) work to install new roll out solar arrays (bottom). (NASA photo, 2021)

We know the Kingdom of Heaven exists for eternity, but we don’t know much about it yet. However, that hasn’t stopped us from trying to figure our who will be there – or who won’t be there. Maybe a better use of our time and energy would be getting to know the Eternal King and living in such a way that others would want to know Him as well.

Ezekiel 11:14-21; Matthew 15:24, 23:13; John 10:11-18; Galatians 3:28-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; 1 John 3:1-3

Click here to listen to the podcast: What We Shall Be

Click here to download the transcript: What We Shall Be.pdf

Music: “Ice Station Zebra Overture,” Michel Legrand, Movie Themes From The Past, Soundtrack Classics, 2012.

Reunion Roadmap 7/10/2021 – with Special Guest Rut Banks

Music is an expression of our hearts – of our experiences, joys, sorrows, hopes, dreams, and all that makes us who we are. Rut Banks understands this very well. That’s why her music is so fresh and deep. If we want to know who she is, we start with her songs, because her life story is right there in what she sings!

In this three-part conversation, Rut shares with us what has shaped her life story. Her roots go deep, from Nashville, where she lives with her husband Michael and their children, to St. Louis where she grew up, and back through time and space to Africa, where her Hebraic ancestors faithfully carried the covenant knowledge of their identity in Yah.  

This is a podcast about identity, which is the story we hear in song from Rut and from Mason Clover. As Barry Phillips and David Jones explain, it is from this identity that we become channels of Living Water.  

To hear Rut’s music, visit her website at, www.iamrut.com.

Rut’s husband Michael is a gifted massage therapist serving clients in the Nashville area. Check out his website at Leave At Ease.

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 210710

Respecting The Name

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“The High Priest of Israel,” illustration from The Jewish Tabernacle and Priesthood, George C. Needham, Library of Congress, 1874.

Do we believe the gifts and callings of God are irrevocable? If we do, then we should have no problem believing that promises and blessings He has bestowed from time immemorial are still in effect. But what does that mean in connection with reconciling estranged parts of our Creator’s Covenant family?

Exodus 20:7; Numbers 6:22-27; Jeremiah 31:31-37, 46:27-28; Ezekiel 39:25-29; Luke 22:19-20; Galatians 3:29

Click here to listen to the podcast: Respecting The Name

Click here to download the transcript: Respecting The Name.pdf

Music: “The Blessing Live,” Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, Graves Into Gardens Live, Elevation Worship 2020. Hear the complete song at Elevation Worship.

Weekly Bible Reading for July 11-17: D’varim (Words)

This coming week, July 11-17 2021 (2-8 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

D’varim (Words)

11 Jul Deuteronomy 1:1-11 Ezekiel 3:1-4:17 Galatians 6:1-18 Psalm 107:1-14
12 Jul Deuteronomy 1:12-21 Ezekiel 5:1-7:27 Ephesians 1:1-23 Psalm 107:15-28
13 Jul Deuteronomy 1:22-38 Ezekiel 8:1-10:22 Ephesians 2:1-22 Psalm 107:29-43
14 Jul Deuteronomy 1:39 – 2:1 Ezekiel 11:1-12:28 Ephesians 3:1-21 Psalm 108:1-13
15 Jul Deuteronomy 2:2-30 Ezekiel 13:1-14:23 Ephesians 4:1-32 Psalm 109:1-20
16 Jul Deuteronomy 2:31-3:14 Ezekiel 15:1-16:34 Ephesians 5:1-33 Psalm 109:21-31
17 Jul Deuteronomy 3:15-22 Isaiah 1:1-27 Ephesians 6:1-24 Psalm 110:1-7

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link: