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Thursday, October 14, 2010

30 Day Bible Challenge: Matthew

Last week I joined my friends DC and Brooke on a little 30 day Bible challenge to read the New Testament. I decided I would blog some thoughts and observations along the way. I'm sure there will be very few profound thoughts and lots of thinking out loud. I guarantee most of the thoughts will seem random. It's how I am.

I, and I assume most, usually read the Bible in smaller chunks, but I think there is a lot of value to reading larger passages as well. It helps me get a better grip of the big picture of God's story. It also helps me connect with the story itself. Here are a few other observations.
  • I don't remember the Matthew being so descriptive. As I read through the book, I found myself imagining every detail of the scene. I would say it reads like a novel, but DC stole my thunder on that one.
  • I found myself connecting with people like John the Baptist and Peter much more than normal.
  • This was a much more emotional read than past reads.
  • Christ took advantage of every opportunity he had to teach.
  • Hypocrisy is in no way one of Christ's favorite things. (Matthew 23)
If I have a chance tomorrow, some thoughts on Mark.

1 comment:

  1. Waiting for you to post about how you redefined and renamed the challenge!!! haha

    It brings me great joy every time i think about it! You rock friend!