Journey Through Scripture – August

August is just about here. As we turn the calendar to a new month, teachers will soon head back to work and our kids will be starting a new school year. As for me, it is a time to start something new. I will be moving from preaching to teaching. In truth, I am leaving full-time ministry (I will still be preaching on a part-time basis) and moving to the classroom (I will be teaching government and economics at Center High School, Center Texas). It is, however, my intention to continue writing this blog though I am trying to come up with a new name. I will keep you posted.

We got started on this Journey beginning January 1st. If you have missed some along the way, I would recommend you start where we are studying now and at the end of December, start from the beginning and read until you reach your starting point. You can find the daily passages in the archives of my posts.

Can you believe we are more than halfway (7/12) through our Scripture journey? So far this year we have read from the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther and Job. We are currently more than 40 chapters into Psalms. We will spend the whole month of August in Psalms and still will not quite finish. In the New Testament, our readings have taken us through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. We complete the Acts of the Apostles on July 29th and then begin my favorite book of the Bible, Paul’s letter to the Romans. During August, we will finish Romans and read a great deal of 1 Corinthians.

Our August readings are as follows:

  • August 1: Psalm 57-59; Romans 4
  • August 2: Psalm 60-62; Romans 5
  • August 3: Psalm 63-65; Romans 6
  • August 4: Psalm 66-67; Romans 7
  • August 5: Psalm 68-69; Romans 8:1-21
  • August 6: Psalm 70-71; Romans 8:22-39
  • August 7: Psalm 72-73; Romans 9:1-15
  • August 8: Psalm 74-76; Romans 9:16-33
  • August 9: Psalm 77-78; Romans 10
  • August 10: Ps 79-80; Romans 11:1-18
  • August 11: Ps 81-83; Romans 11:19-36
  • August 12: Psalm 84-86; Romans 12
  • August 13: Psalm 87-88; Romans 13
  • August 14: Psalm 89-90; Romans 14
  • August 15: Psalm 91-93; Romans 15:1-13
  • August 16: Psalm 94-96; Romans 15:14-33
  • August 17: Psalm 97-99; Romans 16
  • August 18: Psalm 100-102; 1 Corinthians 1
  • August 19: Psalm 103-104; 1 Corinthians 2
  • August 20: Psalm 105-106; 1 Corinthians 3
  • August 21: Psalm 107-109; 1 Corinthians 4
  • August 22: Psalm 110-112; 1 Corinthians 5
  • August 23: Psalm 113-115; 1 Corinthians 6
  • August 24: Psalm 116-118; 1 Corinthians 7:1-19
  • August 25: Psalm 119:1-88; 1 Corinthians 7:20-40
  • August 26: Psalm 119:89-176; 1 Corinthians 8
  • August 27: Psalm 120-122; 1 Corinthians 9
  • August 28: Psalm 123-125; 1 Corinthians 10:1-18
  • August 29: Psalm 126-128; 1 Corinthians 10:19-33
  • August 30: Psalm 129-131; 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
  • August 31: Psalm 132-134; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

I hope you enjoy this month’s readings. I plan to continue writing my daily post from at least part of one of the daily passages. I have gotten off the daily passages a few times but I do try to stay with the passages. I will continue to try hard in August to stay on subject.

With Joy and Thankfulness,
Keith

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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