Journey Through Scripture


But you must continue with the things you have learned and found convincing. You know who taught you. Since childhood you have known the holy scriptures that help you to be wise in a way that leads to salvation through faith that is in Christ Jesus. Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good. (2 Timothy 3:14-17, Common English Bible)

In 2018 here at Pastor’s Ponderings we are going to Journey Through the Bible. We will use the “Old and New Testaments” reading plan from Each day will feature a reading from the Old Testament and a reading from the New Testament.

I have long believed reading the Bible accomplishes little without amplifying the lessons from Scripture too. What does the Scripture say and what does it mean? To that end, a part of this series I will write my blog each day on a portion of the Scripture for that particular day. I would encourage you to keep a journal for your own thoughts about the Scriptures for that particular day. Ideally, we might also want to include a part of the entry for the day about how we could apply that Scripture to our lives.

Below are the daily readings for January.

January 1 – Genesis 1-3, Matthew 1

Jan 2 – Gen 4-6, Matt 2

Jan 3 – Gen 7-9, Matt 3

Jan 4 – Gen 10-12, Matt 4

Jan 5 – Gen 13-15, Matt 5:1-26

Jan 6 – Gen 16-17, Matt 5:27-48

Jan 7 – Gen 18-19, Matt 6:1-18

Jan 8 – Gen 20-22, Matt 6:19-34

Jan 9 – Gen 23-24, Matt 7

Jan 10 – Gen 25-26, Matt 8:1-17

Jan 11 – Gen 27-28, Matt 8:18-34

Jan 12 – Gen 29-30, Matt 9:1-17

Jan 13 – Gen 31-32, Matt 9:18-38

Jan 14 – Gen 33-35, Matt 10:1-20

Jan 15 – Gen 36-38, Matt 10:21-42

Jan 16 – Gen 39-40, Matt 11

Jan 17 – Gen 41-42, Matt 12:1-23

Jan 18 – Gen 43-45, Matt 12:24-50

Jan 19 – Gen 46-48, Matt 13:1-30

Jan 20 – Gen 49-50, Matt 13:31-31-38

Jan 21 – Exodus 1-3, Matt 14:1-21

Jan 22 – Exod 4-6, Matt 14:22-36

Jan 23 – Exod 7-8, Matt 15:1-20

Jan 24 – Exod 9-11, Matt 15:21-39

Jan 25 – Exod 12-13, Matt 16

Jan 26 – Exod 14-15, Matt 17

Jan 27 – Exod 16-18, Matt 18:1-20

Jan 28 – Exod 19-20, Matt 18:21-35

Jan 29 – Exod 21-22, Matt 19

Jan 30 – Exod 23-24, Matt 20:1-1-16

Jan 31 – Exod 25-26, Matt 20:17-17-34

I look forward to this journey through the Bible with you.

Have a blessed day in the Lord.

With Joy and Thankfulness,


Copyright 2017, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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