Great Leighs Free Church

Readings 29 July to 3 November

 

We are going to look at four short letters Paul wrote from prison: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon.  Paul's own circumstances make these letters especially poignant, and give us a portrait of the difficulties and hardships he was facing and show his faith and hope coming through

 

WEEK COMMENCING 29TH JULY

Monday 29th July

Ephesians Ch. 1 v 1-10

Blessings On Sovereign God, The Choice And Plan.

Tuesday 30th July

Ephesians Ch. 1 v 11-14

The Inheritance And The Spirit.

Wednesday 31st July

Ephesians Ch. 1 v 15-23

Knowing The King's Power.

Thursday 1st August

Ephesians Ch. 2 v 1-7

Warning Signs Of The Wrong Road.

Friday 2nd August

Ephesians Ch. 2 v 8-16

Grace, Not Works And Two Into One Will Go.

Saturday 3rd August

Ephesians Ch. 2 v 17-22

Uncovering The New Temple.

Sunday 4th August

Ephesians Ch. 3 v 1-7

God's Plan Unveiled At Last.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 5TH AUGUST

Monday 5th August

Ephesians Ch. 3 v 8-13

Wisdom For Rulers.

Tuesday 6th August

Ephesians Ch. 3 v 14-21

God's Love And Power In Us.

Wednesday 7th August

Ephesians Ch. 4 v 1-10

Live Up To Your Calling.

Thursday 8th August

Ephesians Ch. 4 v 11-16

Grown Up Christianity.

Friday 9th August

Ephesians Ch. 4 v 17-24

Cast Off The Old, Put On The New.

Saturday 10th August

Ephesians Ch. 4 v 25 to

Ch. 5 v 2

Kindness That Imitates God.

Sunday 11th August

Ephesians Ch. 5 v 3-10

Darkness And Light In Matters Of Sex.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 12TH AUGUST

Monday 12th August

Ephesians Ch. 5 v 11-20

Light And Darkness.

Tuesday 13th August

Ephesians Ch. 5 v 21-33

Wives And Husbands.

Wednesday 14th August

Ephesians Ch. 6 v 1-9

Children, Parents, Slaves And Masters.

Thursday 15th August

Ephesians Ch. 6 v 10-17

God's Armour.

Friday 16th August

Ephesians Ch. 6 v 18-24

Prayer And Peace.

Saturday 17th August

Philippians Ch. 1 v 1-11

Paul's Reasons For Thanks.

Sunday 18th August

Philippians Ch. 1 v 12-18

The King Is Proclaimed.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 19TH AUGUST

Monday 19th August

Philippians Ch. 1 v 18-26

To Live Or Die?

Tuesday 20th August

Philippians Ch. 1 v 27-30

The Gospel In Public.

Wednesday 21st August

Philippians Ch. 2 v 1-4

Unity Is Everything.

Thursday 22nd August

Philippians Ch. 2 v 5-11

The Mind Of Christ.

Friday 23rd August

Philippians Ch. 2 v 12-18

How Salvation Is Working Out.

Saturday 24th August

Philippians Ch. 2 v 19-24

About Timothy.

Sunday 25th August

Philippians Ch. 2 v 25-30

About Epaphroditus.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 26TH AUGUST

Monday 26th August

Philippians Ch. 3 v 1-6

Warning: Don't Trust In The Flesh.

Tuesday 27th August

Philippians Ch. 3 v 7-11

Gaining The Messiah.

Wednesday 28th August

Philippians Ch. 3 v 12-16

Chasing To The End.

Thursday 29th August

Philippians Ch. 3 v 17 to

Ch. 4 v 1

Citizens Of Heaven.

Friday 30th August

Philippians Ch. 4 v 2-9

Celebrate In The Lord.

Saturday 31st August

Philippians Ch. 4 v 10-23

The Hidden Secret, Thanks And Final Greetings.

Sunday 1st September

Colossians Ch. 1 v 1-8

Thanksgiving For The Gospel's Work.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 2ND SEPTEMBER

Monday 2nd September

Colossians Ch. 1 v 9-14

Prayerful Wisdom And Gratitude.

Tuesday 3rd September

Colossians Ch. 1 v 15-20

In Praise Of Christ Jesus.

Wednesday 4th September

Colossians Ch. 1 v 21-23

Reconciled And Firm In Faith.

Thursday 5th September

Colossians Ch. 1 v 24-29

The King Living In You.

Friday 6th September

Colossians Ch. 2 v 1-7

God's Hidden Treasure - King Jesus.

Saturday 7th September

Colossians Ch. 2 v 8-12

Beware Of Those Who Deceive.

Sunday 8th September

Colossians Ch. 2 v 13-19

The Law And The Cross.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 9TH SEPTEMBER

Monday 9th September

Colossians Ch. 2 v 20 to

Ch. 3 v 4

Dying And Rising With Christ.

Tuesday 10th September

Colossians Ch. 3 v 5-11

New Clothes For Old.

Wednesday 11th September

Colossians Ch. 3 v 12-17

Love, Peace And Thanksgiving.

Thursday 12th September

Colossians Ch. 3 v 18 to

Ch. 4 v 1

A Christian Household.

Friday 13th September

Colossians Ch. 4 v 2-9

Fellowship Of Prayer.

Saturday 14th September

Colossians Ch. 4 v 10-18

Greetings From Others.

Sunday 15th September

Philemon Ch. 1 v 1-7

Greetings.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 16TH SEPTEMBER

Monday 16th September

Philemon Ch. 1 v 8-14

Paul's Appeal.

Tuesday 17th September

Philemon Ch. 1 v 15-25

Paul's Perspective.

 

 

We are going to look at the earliest Christian letters.  They are all short books but are full of clear practical advice for Christians, as they walk in faith.

 

Wednesday 18th September

James Ch. 1 v 1-8

The Challenges Of Faith.

Thursday 19th September

James Ch. 1 v 9-18

Worldly Snares And God's Gift.

Friday 20th September

James Ch. 1 v 19-27

The Word That Goes To Work.

Saturday 21st September

James Ch. 2 v 1-13

No Favourites.

Sunday 22nd September

James Ch. 2 v 14-26

Faith And Works.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 23RD SEPTEMBER

Monday 23rd September

James Ch. 3 v 1-12

Controlling The Tongue.

Tuesday 24th September

James Ch. 3 v 13-18

True And False Wisdom.

Wednesday 25th September

James Ch. 4 v 1-10

Humility And Faith.

Thursday 26th September

James Ch. 4 v 11-17

Living By Trust In God.

Friday 27th September

James Ch. 5 v 1-6

Warnings For The Rich.

Saturday 28th September

James Ch. 5 v 7-12

Patience And Trust.

Sunday 29th September

James Ch. 5 v 13-20

Praying In Faith.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 30TH SEPTEMBER

Monday 30th September

1 Peter Ch. 1 v 1-9

Genuine Faith And Sure Hope.

Tuesday 1st October

1 Peter Ch. 1 v 10-21

Ransomed By Grace.

Wednesday 2nd October

1 Peter Ch. 1 v 22 to

Ch. 2 v 3

Like Newborn Babies.

Thursday 3rd October

1 Peter Ch. 2 v 4-10

Living Stones.

Friday 4th October

1 Peter Ch. 2 v 11-17

Living In This World.

Saturday 5th October

1 Peter Ch. 2 v 18-25

Suffering Like Jesus Did.

Sunday 6th October

1 Peter Ch. 3 v 1-7

Challenges In Marriage.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 7TH OCTOBER

Monday 7th October

1 Peter Ch. 3 v 8-16

The New Way Of Life.

Tuesday 8th October

1 Peter Ch. 3 v 17-22

Suffering For Doing The Right Things.

Wednesday 9th October

1 Peter Ch. 4 v 1-11

Transformed Living.

Thursday 10th October

1 Peter Ch. 4 v 12-19

Sharing Jesus' Suffering.

Friday 11th October

1 Peter Ch. 5 v 1-7

Humble Shepherds.

Saturday 12th October

1 Peter Ch. 5 v 8-14

Standing Firm By The Power Of God.

Sunday 13th October

2 Peter Ch. 1 v 1-11

Confirm Your Call:

 

WEEK COMMENCING 14TH OCTOBER

Monday 14th October

2 Peter Ch. 1 v 12-21

Prophecy Made Sure.

Tuesday 15th October

2 Peter Ch. 2 v 1-10

False Prophets.

Wednesday 16th October

2 Peter Ch. 2 v 10-22

From Bad To Worse.

Thursday 17th October

2 Peter Ch. 3 v 1-10

The Day Of The Lord.

Friday 18th October

2 Peter Ch. 3 v 11-18

God's Patience.

Saturday 19th October

1 John Ch. 1 v 1-4

The Word Of Life.

Sunday 20th October

1 John Ch. 1 v 5 to

Ch. 2 v 2

God's Light And Our Darkness.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 21ST OCTOBER

Monday 21st October

1 John Ch. 2 v 3-14

God's New Commandment.

Tuesday 22nd October

1 John Ch. 2 v 15-29

People Of The Lie.

Wednesday 23rd October

1 John Ch. 3 v 1-10

Born Of God.

Thursday 24th October

1 John Ch. 3 v 11 to

Ch. 4 v 6

Challenges Of Love.

Friday 25th October

1 John Ch. 4 v 7-21

God's Love.

Saturday 26th October

1 John Ch. 5 v 1-12

Faith Wins The Victory.

Sunday 27th October

1 John Ch. 5 v 13-21

The True God.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 28TH OCTOBER

Monday 28th October

2 John Ch. 1 v 1-6

The Sign Of Life.

Tuesday 29th October

2 John Ch. 1 v 7-13

Don't Be Deceived.

Wednesday 30th October

3 John Ch. 1 v 1-8

Hospitality For God's People.

Thursday 31st October

3 John Ch. 1 v 9-15

Authority And Example.

Friday 1st November

Jude v 1-4

Contend For The Faith.

Saturday 2nd November

Jude v 5-16

False Teachers.

Sunday 3rd November

Jude v 17-25

Rescued By God's Power.