Reading: Christ returns into heaven
Reference: Luke 24:36–53
Reading: God has spoken to us by His Son
Reference: Heb. 1:1–14
Reading: Mary’s visit from Gabriel
Reference: Luke 1:26–38
Reading: Found in fashion as a man
Reference: Phil. 2:5–11
Reading: God sent His Son in the likeness of flesh
Reference: Rom. 8:1–6
Reading: The Son of the living God
Reference: Matt. 16:13–19
Reading: Isaiah’s message about Messiah
Reference: Isa. 7:14; 9:2, 6–7
Reading: Sinners wrung with true repentance
Reference: 2 Cor. 7:8–11
Reading: Excuses hinder repentance
Reference: 1 Sam. 15:16–30
Reading: An example of restitution
Reference: Luke 19:1–10
Reading: An example of turning
Reference: Luke 15:11–21
Reading: The apostles begin their ministry
Reference: Acts 2:22–40
Reading: Jesus begins His ministry
Reference: Matt. 4:1–17
Reading: John begins his ministry
Reference: Matt. 3:1–12
Reading: Moses chooses God’s people
Reference: Heb. 11:23–29
Hebrews 11:23: By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
Hebrews 11:24: By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Hebrews 11:25: Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Hebrews 11:26: Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Hebrews 11:27: By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Hebrews 11:28: Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
Hebrews 11:29: By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
Reading: The hoary head a crown of glory
Reference: Prov. 16:31–33
Proverbs 16:31: The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Proverbs 16:32: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 16:33: The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.
Reading: Integrity complements old age
Reference: 1 Sam. 12:1–5
I Samuel 12:1: And Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over you.
I Samuel 12:2: And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day.
I Samuel 12:3: Behold, here I am: witness against me before the Lord, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
I Samuel 12:4: And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man’s hand.
I Samuel 12:5: And he said unto them, The Lord is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. And they answered, He is witness.
Reading: Elisha respects his parents
Reference: 1 Kings 19:19–21
I Kings 19:19: So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
I Kings 19:20: And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
I Kings 19:21: And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
Reading: Avoid evil imaginations
Reference: 2 Cor. 10:3–7
II Corinthians 10:3: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
II Corinthians 10:4: ( For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
II Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
II Corinthians 10:6: And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
II Corinthians 10:7: Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.
Reading: Exhortation to faithfulness
Reference: Rev. 2:8–11
Revelation of John 2:8: And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
Revelation of John 2:9: I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, ( but thou art rich ) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation of John 2:10: Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Revelation of John 2:11: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.