The Pain and Joy of the Fragments

BFB220423 Poussin - The Crossing of the Red Sea
The Crossing of the Red Sea, Nicolas Poussin, 1632-1634, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Being in the world and not of it is an easy game to play as long as the world system allows us to mimic the Kingdom of Heaven. The façade inevitably wears away, though, and we have to make a choice. That’s when those who opt to run after the Kingdom of Heaven become the outcasts of society, while the rest continue to run after whatever new normal brings a new illusion of peace and safety. Everyone experiences pain in this process, but some will have joy in the end.

Exodus 13:1-15:26, 22:24-23:19; 34:1-26; Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17; Leviticus 19:9-10; Isaiah 10:20-12:6; Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23; John 6:1-14; Revelation 21:1-4

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Music: “It Is Well / I Exalt Thee,” Celtic Worship, Morningtide, Integrity Music 2021. See the official video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/jqKO-oScDBI. Celtic Worship’s music is available at https://celticworship.co.uk/

Weekly Bible Reading for April 17-23: Matzot (Unleavened Bread)

This coming week, April 17-23 (17-22 Nisan 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Matzot (Unleavened Bread).

17 Apr Leviticus 22:26-23:44 2 Kings 23:1-9, 21-25 Acts 2:1-21 Proverbs 21:7-12
18 Apr Exodus 13:1-16 Job 15:1-35 Acts 2:22-42 Proverbs 21:13-18
19 Apr Exodus 22:24-23:19 Job 16:1-17:16 Acts 2:43-3:10 Proverbs 21:19-24
20 Apr Exodus 34:1-26 Job 18:1-19:29 Acts 3:11-26 Proverbs 21:25-31
21 Apr Numbers 9:1-14 Job 20:1-29 Acts 4:1-22 Psalm 81:1-16
22 Apr Exodus 13:17-15:26 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Acts 4:23-37 Psalm 82:1-8
23 Apr Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 Isaiah 10:32-12:6 Acts 5:1-20 Psalm 83:1-18

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

Weekly Bible Reading for April 10-16: Pesach (Passover) & Matzot (Unleavened Bread)

This coming week, April 10-16 (9-15 Nisan 5782), the Bible reading plan covers Pesach (Passover) & Matzot I (Unleavened Bread)

10 Apr Exodus 12:21-28 Job 6:1-7:21 John 18:20-40 Proverbs 20:15-22
11 Apr Exodus 12:29-32 Job 8:1-22 John 19:1-22 Proverbs 20:23-30
12 Apr Exodus 12:33-36 Job 9:1-35 John 19:23-42 Psalm 79:1-13
13 Apr Exodus 12:37-42 Job 10:1-22 John 20:1-18 Psalm 80:1-7
14 Apr Exodus 12:43-47 Job 11:1-12:25 John 20:19-21:8 Psalm 80:8-13
15 Apr Exodus 12:48-51 Job 13:1-14:22 John 21:9-25 Psalm 80:14-19
16 Apr Numbers 28:16-25 Joshua 5:2-6:1 Acts 1:1-26 Proverbs 21:1-6

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

Weekly Bible Reading for April 4-10 2021: Matzot (Unleavened Bread) & Shmini (Eighth)

This coming week, April 4-10 2021 (22-28 Nisan), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Matzot (Unleavened Bread) & Shmini (Eighth)

04 Apr Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 Isaiah 10:32-12:6 John 18:20-40 Proverbs 20:8-14
05 Apr Leviticus 9:1-23 Nehemiah 9:1-38 John 19:1-22 Proverbs 20:15-22
06 Apr Leviticus 9:24-10:11 Nehemiah 10:1-39 John 19:23-42 Proverbs 20:23-30
07 Apr Leviticus 10:12-15 Nehemiah 11:1-12:26 John 20:1-18 Psalm 79:1-13
08 Apr Leviticus 10:16-20 Nehemiah 12:27-13:31 John 20:19-21:8 Psalm 80:1-19
09 Apr Leviticus 11:1-32 Job 1:1-3:26 John 21:9-25 Proverbs 21:1-10
10 Apr Leviticus 11:33-47 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Acts 1:1-26 Proverbs 21:11-20

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

Weekly Bible Reading for March 28-April 3 2021: Pesach (Passover) &; Matzot (Unleavened Bread)

This coming week, March 28-April 3 2021 (15-21 Nisan), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Pesach (Passover) & Matzot (Unleavened Bread)[1]

28 Mar Exodus 12:21-51 Joshua 5:2-61 John 13:31-14:7 Proverbs 19:15-21
29 Mar Leviticus 22:26-23:44 2 Kings 23:1-9, 23-25 John 14:8-31 Proverbs 19:22-29
30 Mar Exodus 13:1-16 Numbers 28:16-25 John 15:1-17 Psalm 78:1-15
31 Mar Exodus 22:24-23:19 Nehemiah 5:1-6:19 John 15:18-16:11 Psalm 78:16-33
01 Apr Exodus 13:17-22 Nehemiah 7:1-42 John 16:12-33 Psalm 78:34-53
02 Apr Exodus 14:1-25 Nehemiah 7:43-8:18 John 17:1-26 Psalm 78:54-72
03 Apr Exodus 14:26-15:26 2 Samuel 22:1-51 John 18:1-19 Proverbs 20:1-7

[1] Pesach (Passover) is sundown, March 27 to sundown, April 4. Matzot (Unleavened Bread) begins at sundown on March 28, continuing through sundown on April 4. Yom Habikkurim (First Fruits) is April 3-4 (sundown to sundown.)

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

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