Faith Practice #3 Reading

Item number three on our list of Seven Faith Practices is “read and study the Bible.”   Each week we, as a congregation, will be reading one chapter from a book of the Bible.  Currently we are reading from the book of Proverbs. 

Proverbs comes from a section of the Old Testament called Wisdom Literature.  It is a collection of sayings written to uncover something true about the nature of reality in a way that makes the reader or listener wiser. As we read through these sayings, we should be aware that in the Bible, wisdom is rarely presented as a single decision, belief, or rule, but rather as a “way” or “path”.  Those pursuing wisdom must continually seek the path amid the twists and turns of life.  We should also note that Wisdom is situational. It isn’t just about knowing what to say; it’s about knowing when to say it. That is why we will often find two Proverbs next to each other that seem contradictory.  Wisdom is not just about knowing what is true; it’s about knowing when it’s true.  As one commentator succinctly put it, “You reap what you sow – except when you don’t.”   

We will continue with our “one chapter per week” schedule.  I hope you will consider joining with us as we practice our faith!  (Questions will be asked the week following the reading; e.g. questions based on Proverbs chapter 1, read the week of April 29, will be asked before worship on May 4/5.)

The reading schedule is listed below.


Pastoral Letters reading schedule

for the week starting…

April 29 – Proverbs 1

May 6 – Proverbs 2

May 13 – Proverbs 3

May 20 – Proverbs 4

May 27 – Proverbs 5

June 3 – Proverbs 6

June 10 – Proverbs 7

June 17 – Proverbs 8

June 24 – Proverbs 9

July 1 – Proverbs 10

July 8 – Proverbs 11

July 15 – Proverbs 12

July 22 – Proverbs 13

July 29 – Proverbs 14

August 5 – Proverbs 15

August 12 – Proverbs 16

August 19 – Proverbs 17

August 26 – Proverbs 18

September 2 – Proverbs 19

September 9 – Proverbs 20

September 16 – Proverbs 21

September 23 – Proverbs 22

September 30 - Proverbs 23

October 7 – Proverbs 24

October 14 – Proverbs 25

October 21 – Proverbs 26

October 28 – Proverbs 27

November 4 – Proverbs 28

November 11 – Proverbs 29

November 18 – Proverbs 30

November 25 – Proverbs 31