New Year's Challenge - read through the Bible in 90 days!

Discussion in 'Daily Devotional Forum' started by panta dokimazete, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Yes! I will join the challenge - sign me up!

    65.4%
  2. No! I cannot at this time, but I will pray for the team!

    19.2%
  3. Maybe! Give me some time to think about it - :) - I may join next quarter!

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  1. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    Ok, I am looking for folks to participate with me in a 90 Bible readthrough.

    I have posted a tool on my blog and have already started, but we all know how the best laid plans can start with a bang and end with a whimper - :D - so here is the call!

    Ultimately, I would love for this to be a quarterly recurring challenge and I plan to make the tool more and more "user friendly" to facilitate us 'Net oriented readers! :)

    The spreadsheet is on GoogleDocs and I will be happy to share it with interested folks.

    If you have any additional tools/suggestions/rants/raves, please post them here.

    The idea :pray2: is for us to update this thread or comment on my blog regularly with our progress or struggles.

    SDG!
     
  2. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Yikes...cannot do it this year. I'll be glad to be able to go through again in under a year, and that is even hard.
     
  3. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    No worries, Perg...and welcome on board, Blueridge! :handshake:
     
  4. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    I want to try that at some point, this year, I want to "dig deep" I mean that I will be focusing on reading the Bible, slooooowly with a lot of Prayer and contemplation.:) But like I say the 90 days sounds interesting......in '09?;)
     
  5. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    Absolutely, etx - and this is certainly not to be the replacement for regular bible study - :) - it is an enhancement, a stretch goal! :D

    90 in '09! :lol:
     
  6. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    90 in 09! You got it!;)
     
  7. TaylorOtwell

    TaylorOtwell Puritan Board Junior

    I'm going to give it a shot! :)

    Just finished up the first days reading.

    Are we going to use this thread to discuss the passages (if anyone wants to discuss)? I would like to be able to share things or read what other people draw from the passages and encourage each other.
     
  8. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    90 in 09!!!!! Wooohoooo, January through march of 09 sounds awesome....I just need a little prep time to clear my plate. A reading schedule and maybe a thread that starts when we start. See you in a year!
     
  9. VaughanRSmith

    VaughanRSmith Puritan Board Sophomore

    Could you please hit me with the Google Doc? My email is exagorazo at gmail dot com
     
  10. Davidius

    Davidius Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I think I would like to do it! But why is the first day checked off already? Has it already started??? It's not the first of the year!! :confused:
     
  11. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    absolutely, I figure this is a running thread for this year's challenge - any discussion will be excellent! :up:

    and great work! :)
     
  12. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    on the way as an .xls! - should upload nicely into GoogleDocs. email me at jdlongmire at yahoo dot com with any questions/comments/rants/raves :D
     
  13. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    :lol: - knowing my nature for procrastinating and trying to plan ahead, I jumped on it to get a head start! :D

    I know I will need it later on! :)

    Welcome aboard! :up:
     
  14. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    oh - just noticed that you can LISTEN to scripture on biblegateway.com - for the record - THAT COUNTS TOO! :D

    We are a multimedia team! :lol:
     
  15. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    I love that the readings start the alternation between Gen, Job and Matthew - an incredible juxtaposition...

    Job 9:2b
    But how can a man be in the right before God?
     
  16. Davidius

    Davidius Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    So did you create the calendar yourself?
     
  17. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior

    Just finished up day one.

    Some random thoughts on the Genesis portion. I love that I'm no longer reading Genesis (or any part of the Bible) through dispensational glasses any longer. Praise be to God. How much of His grace we miss when we don't see how covenantal Genesis is. When God came to Adam and Eve after they fell and they knew they deserved to die on the spot, but yet He came with that marvelous covenant of grace promise in Genesis 3:15. What a gracious God! And then Adam responded in faith to God's promise by calling his wife Eve, the mother of the living. Genesis 4:25 really stood out to me because it showed how God raised up a righteous seed after Abel had died in order for the fulfillment of that wonderful covenantal promise in Genesis 3:15.

    Some random thoughts on the Job portion. I'm always amazed at how well Job understood God's sovereignty in the first two chapters. I also paid particular attention to how some of what Eliphaz said was really true. Job 5:7, 17-18 in particular. He may not have been saying it with the right intentions or motives, but those verses are very true.

    Some random thoughts on the Matthew portion. I love Matthew 1:21 - He shall save HIS people from their sins. I used to think that was strictly a reference to Israel. :banghead: How that verse became so much more precious to my heart once I saw it was his elect he was referring to.
     
  18. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    Excellent observations - I just finished day 2 -and Noah - speaking of covenants! :)

    You know, I was just thinking the same thing about the truth in Job...really helps us understand that though the "wisdom" of other faiths may contain truth statements, the foundation for understanding is deficient.

    and in the NT - the Beatitudes!
     
  19. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior

    Looking forward to tomorrow's reading and hearing what others observed from God's precious Word.

    Thanks for this thread and the Bible reading chart, Brother! :handshake:
     
  20. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    My pleasure - so glad to have my brethren in Christ participating - it is really great accountability! :handshake:
     
  21. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    no, indeed, David!

    I noted the source on the blog post - there are so many excellent plans out there - I really wanted one that had some good alternation - fits my attention span! :D

    And as I have noted, the alternation has some excellent juxtapositions - don't see how they could have been planned in detail by the chart organizer - I think it is the providential harmony of the texts shining through! :)
     
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  22. Kevin

    Kevin Puritan Board Doctor

    OK brother I am willing to try this. Can we have a new forum created that gives us the passages for that day when we log in?

    What would help me would be if when I logged in I had a reminder of each days portion of scripture. Even if all that it was, was a forum that someone posted the texts for the day as the first post. Then as we read them we could offer comments as the Lord laid on our hearts.

    What say you all?

    PS Thanks for the challenge!!
     
  23. Davidius

    Davidius Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    How will you all be approaching the readings? All in one sitting? Three separate sittings at different times during the day?
     
  24. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    Let's do this!
     
  25. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    I plan to hit all 3 at one time - thus far I can get through all 3 in about 30 minutes - even with a contemplative heart. :gpl: I also plan :pray2: to repeat the readings every quarter - again, as an enhancement to other, deeper studies I do throughout the year.:graduate:

    You make a good point though, the format allows some flexibility, which is why I liked it so much!

    Also - I just added a blank printable version to the post.
     
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  26. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    hmm - I'd have to defer to one of the "great ones" to figure that one out and since this is a team effort, I'd say we could "open the floor" to have one of the team members post the daily reading threads as they are so moved - but I am open to suggestions. :)

    I am wide open on that, brother!

    Again, my pleasure and glad to have you on board! :handshake:
     
  27. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    :up: :handshake:
     
  28. VaughanRSmith

    VaughanRSmith Puritan Board Sophomore

    Thanks, brother. I'm about to get a head start on my readings too!
     
  29. Davidius

    Davidius Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Would you email the .xls to me, too, so that I may upload it into Google Docs? My address is [email protected].
     
  30. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    done! :D
     
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