Weekly Bible Reading for October 17-23: Vayera (And He Appeared)

This coming week, October 17-23 (11-17 Cheshvan 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion VaYera (And He Appeared).

17 Oct Genesis 18:1-14 Joshua 24:1-33 Matthew 10:1-23 Psalm 12:1-8
18 Oct Genesis 18:15-33 Judges 1:1-36 Matthew 10:24-42 Psalm 13:1-6
19 Oct Genesis 19:1-20 Judges 2:1-3:11 Matthew 11:1-19 Psalm 14:1-7
20 Oct Genesis 19:21-21:4 Judges 3:12-4:24 Matthew 11:20-12:8 Psalm 15:1-5
21 Oct Genesis 21:5-21 Judges 5:1-31 Matthew 12:9-37 Proverbs 3:1-8
22 Oct Genesis 21:22-34 Judges 6:1-7:8 Matthew 12:38-13:9 Proverbs 3:9-12
23 Oct Genesis 22:1-24 2 Kings 4:1-37 Matthew 13:10-35 Proverbs 3:13-18

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Reunion Roadmap 10/09/2021 – with Special Guest Samuel Wearp

Samuel Wearp has worked his entire life to connect the two parts of God’s covenant family. That’s not a long time in years, but an impressive accomplishment nonetheless! The Wearp family is embarked on a calling to connect with and support the Jewish people and the state of Israel. That’s the purpose of their family business and ministry, Blessed Buy Israel, and of their involvement with the Nations 9th of Av. Samuel is living out his passion to see Christians and Jews come together in peace and mutual respect based on their shared allegiance to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their faithful expectation of His restoration of all Israel and redemption of all nations in the Messianic Kingdom. In this first segment of a three-part interview, Samuel talks about the most recent Nations 9th of Av observance of the Fast of the 5th Month (the ninth of Av), and what has motivated him to play a significant role in this initiative to deal with the tragic history of Christians and Jews, and to make a difference for good for the future.

Samuel emphasizes the theme of repentance, or “teshuva,” in what he shares. That’s the topic of the midrash by Barry Phillips and David Jones. Teshuva is also the subject of our musical presentations, delivered, appropriately, by the band, Teshuva.

To learn more about Blessed Buy Israel and the Nations 9th of Av, visit their websites at:

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 211009

Trapped in Time

BFB211009 TimeIs time an enemy, a friend, or a measure by which we gauge the value of our lives? If there is no eternity to consider, then the answer can be very depressing.

Ecclesiastes 9:10-12; Luke 12:18-21; Philippians 3:7-16

Click here to listen to the podcast: Trapped In Time

Click here to download the transcript: Trapped In Time.pdf

Music: “Time,” Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View, Atlantic Records 1994.

Weekly Bible Reading for October 10-16: Lech L’Cha (Get Yourself)

This coming week, October 10-16 (4-10 Cheshvan 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Lech L’Cha (Get Yourself).

10 Oct Genesis 12:1-13 Joshua 15:33-63 Matthew 6:19-34 Psalm 8:1-9
11 Oct Genesis 12:14-13:4 Joshua 16:1-18:10 Matthew 7:1-14 Psalm 9:1-10
12 Oct Genesis 13:5-18 Joshua 18:11-19:23 Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:11-20
13 Oct Genesis 14:1-20 Joshua 19:24-20:9 Matthew 8:1-17 Psalm 10:1-18
14 Oct Genesis 14:21-15:6 Joshua 21:1-45 Matthew 8:18-34 Proverbs 2:1-9
15 Oct Genesis 15:7-17:6 Joshua 22:1-23:16 Matthew 9:1-17 Proverbs 2:10-22
16 Oct Genesis 17:7-27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16 Matthew 9:18-38 Psalm 11:1-7

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

I Have A Friend

BFB211002 Munch - Melancholy
“Melancholy,” Edvard Munch, 1892. (National Museum of Norway, Oslo.)

Which is better: to see a person healed, or to help them bear up under constant suffering when the healing doesn’t come?

Job 31:1-40; Ezekiel 4:16; Matthew 9:20-22; John 5:2-9, 9:1-3, 17:15

Click here to listen to the podcast: I Have A Friend

Click here to download the transcript: I Have A Friend.pdf

Music: “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King and The Drifters, Stand By Me, ATCO Records 1961.