Weekly Lessons and Daily Bible Readings

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: May 19, 2024

May 13, 2024  -  May 20, 2024   Time: 9:55 AM

1-2 Corinthians

Focal Verses:  1 Corinthians 12:14-31
The Spirit Creates One Body
Organizations are composed of several interrelated, interdependent functional parts. Why is it important to value all the parts? In his letter, Paul told the Corinthian church that all spiritual gifts are necessary for the church’s efficient operation.  

Keep in Mind
"20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:20, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will  ANALYZE how each member of the body supports the other members; VALUE the difference gifts operating within the church; and DECIDE to use spiritual gifts in cooperation with others for building up the body of Christ.

 

Focal Verses: 1 Corinthians 12:14-31
14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. 

15 If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. 
16 And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? 
17 If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?
18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 
19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 
20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 
21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”
22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 
23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, 
24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. 
25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 
26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 
28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:
first are apostles,
second are prophets,
third are teachers,
then those who do miracles,
those who have the gift of healing,
those who can help others,
those who have the gift of leadership,
those who speak in unknown languages.
29 Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 
30 Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not! 
31 So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: Daniel 7-9

TUESDAY:  Daniel  10-12
WEDNESDAY: Hosea 1-7
THURSDAY:  Hosea 8-14
FRIDAY: Joel
SATURDAY: Amos 1-5
SUNDAY:  Amos 6-9



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: May 26, 2024

May 20, 2024  -  May 27, 2024   Time: 9:59 AM

Galations

Focal Verses:  Galatians 4:8-20
New Birth Brings Freedom
People are tempted to sacrifice freedom in order to gain a sense of security. What are the dangers of this trade-off? Paul rebuked the Galatians for trading the freedom Christ gives from slavery for religious legalism.  

Keep in Mind

"13 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?” (Galatians 4:9, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will  CLASSIFY religious expectations and practices that diminish Christian freedom; EMPATHIZE with those who have been harmed by narrow religiosity; and CHALLENGE unhealthy attitudes toward religious practices or traditions.

 

Focal Verses: Galatians 4:8-20
Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist. 

So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles of this world? 
10 You are trying to earn favor with God by observing certain days or months or seasons or years. 
11 I fear for you. Perhaps all my hard work with you was for nothing. 
12 Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to live as I do in freedom from these things, for I have become like you Gentiles—free from those laws. You did not mistreat me when I first preached to you. 
13 Surely you remember that I was sick when I first brought you the Good News. 
14 But even though my condition tempted you to reject me, you did not despise me or turn me away. No, you took me in and cared for me as though I were an angel from God or even Christ Jesus himself. 
15 Where is that joyful and grateful spirit you felt then? I am sure you would have taken out your own eyes and given them to me if it had been possible. 
16 Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth?
17 Those false teachers are so eager to win your favor, but their intentions are not good. They are trying to shut you off from me so that you will pay attention only to them. 
18 If someone is eager to do good things for you, that’s all right; but let them do it all the time, not just when I’m with you.
19 Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives. 
20 I wish I were with you right now so I could change my tone. But at this distance I don’t know how else to help you.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: Obadiah - Jonah

TUESDAY:  Micah 1-7
WEDNESDAY: Nahum 1-3
THURSDAY:  Habakkuk-Zephaniah
FRIDAY: Haggai 1-2
SATURDAY: Zechariah 1-7
SUNDAY:  Zechariah 8-14



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: June 30, 2024

June 24, 2024  -  July 01, 2024   Time: 3:25 PM

June 30, 2024 – lesson 44

1-2 Timothy

Focal Verses: 
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Remembering Jesus Christ
At times under Roman rule, Christians were viewed as criminal. Therefore, in this passage, Paul reminds Timothy of Jesus’ resurrection and Davidic descent to give him the courage to endure difficult times..  

Keep in Mind
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  ARTICULATE our Christian beliefs and values as reflected in 2 Timothy 2; REFLECT on the reasons why we need to effectively communicate our beliefs and values; and DEVELOP a strategy to share the Gospel with others.

 Focal Verses: 2 Timothy 2:8-15
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, 

for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. 
10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 
11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—he cannot deny himself.
14 Remind them of this, and warn them before the Lord[b] that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. 
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: Luke 12-13
TUESDAY:  Luke 12-13
WEDNESDAY: Luke 12-13
THURSDAY:  Luke 12-13
FRIDAY: Luke 12-13
SATURDAY: Luke 12-13
SUNDAY:  John 1-2



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: July 7, 2024

July 01, 2024  -  July 08, 2024   Time: 3:29 PM

July 7, 2024 – lesson 45

Titus

Focal Verses:  Titus 2
Live the Truth, Teach the Truth
In this letter to Titus, Paul again expresses concern that leaders in God’s church do their job well-walk worthy  of their calling. Here Paul advises Titus regarding his responsibility as overseer of the churches on the island of Crete. Aul promotes right living in the church by teaching that God expects from His called-out ones self-control and spiritual and moral fitness. .  

Keep in Mind
“In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works” (Titus 2:7, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  EXAMINE what it means to live as examples for Christ; FEEL strongly that God desires and expects us to live godly; and COMMIT to display faith in God through acts and deeds.

 Focal Verses: Titus 1:1-14
1 This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. 

This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. 
And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him.
I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.
I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. 
An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. 
A church leader is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.
Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. 
He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.
10 For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. 
11 They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money. 
12 Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.” 
13 This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. 
14 They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: John 3-4
TUESDAY:  John 5-6
WEDNESDAY: John 7-8
THURSDAY:  John 9-10
FRIDAY: John 11-12
SATURDAY: John 13-15
SUNDAY:  John 16-18



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: July 14, 2024

July 08, 2024  -  July 15, 2024   Time: 3:33 PM

July 14, 2024 – lesson 46

Philemon

Focal Verses:
  Philemon 1:8-18
At Home in the Community
Paul wrote a letter to facilitate a new relationship between Philemon, a slave master and Onesimus, his runaway slave. Where are all the places one can turn to for help? Paul reminded Philemon that because of their relationship in Christ, he was standing up for Onesimus.  

Keep in Mind
“Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say” (Philemon 1:21, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  EXPLAIN why Paul pleaded for Onesimus; EXPLORE our feelings about standing up for someone needing advocacy; and IDENTIFY  ways we can stand up for someone being bullied or discriminated against.

 
Focal Verses: Philemon 1:8-18
That is why I am boldly asking a favor of you. I could demand it in the name of Christ because it is the right thing for you to do. 

But because of our love, I prefer simply to ask you. Consider this as a request from me—Paul, an old man and now also a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus.
10 
I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in the faith while here in prison. 

11 Onesimus hasn’t been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us. 
12 I am sending him back to you, and with him comes my own heart.
13 I wanted to keep him here with me while I am in these chains for preaching the Good News, and he would have helped me on your behalf. 
14 But I didn’t want to do anything without your consent. I wanted you to help because you were willing, not because you were forced. 
15 It seems you lost Onesimus for a little while so that you could have him back forever. 
16 He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. Now he will mean much more to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.
17 So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 
18 If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to me.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: John 19-21
TUESDAY:  Acts 1-3
WEDNESDAY: Acts 4-6
THURSDAY:  Acts 7-8
FRIDAY: Acts 9-10
SATURDAY: Acts 11-13
SUNDAY:  Acts 14-15



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: July 21, 2024

July 15, 2024  -  July 22, 2024   Time: 3:39 PM

July 21, 2024 – lesson 47

Hebrews

Focal Verses:  Hebrews 7: 20-28
Christ as Intercessor
The Old Testament foretold that Jesus would come as priest of a different  order than the Levitical priest. The priesthood of Jesus would last forever. Not only did Jesus give Himself for our sins as the only perfect sacrifice, but He also continues interceding for us. He is continually representing us before the Father .  

Keep in Mind
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  RECOGNIZE that Jesus intercedes with the Father on our behalf; SYMPATHIZE with what it means to be a modern-day intercessor; and DISCOVER  how to approach God through prayer and intercession.

 

Focal Verses: Hebews 7:20-28
20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath 21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: “The Lord has sworn And will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever According to the order of
Melchizedek’),
22 by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.
23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 
24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 
25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; 
27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 
28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: Acts 16-17
TUESDAY:  Acts 18-20
WEDNESDAY: Acts 21-23
THURSDAY:  Acts 24-26
FRIDAY: Acts 27-28
SATURDAY: Romans 1-3
SUNDAY:  Romans 4-7



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: July 28, 2024

July 22, 2024  -  July 29, 2024   Time: 3:44 PM

July 28, 2024 – lesson 48

James

Focal Verses: 
James 4: 1-10
Submit to God in Love
Destructive thoughts and desires lead to further destructive behavior.  What can be done to break this cruel cycle? James asserts that loving and obeying God opens the door to God’s blessings and frees us from conflicts and disputes .  

Keep in Mind
“Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded” (James 4:8, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  RECOGNIZE how worldly desires create conflicts; CONVICTED of the ways we caused unnecessary conflict with others; and DEVELOP  ways to seek God in humble submission.

 

Focal Verses: James 4:1-10
1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 

You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 
You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. 
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 
Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: Romans 8-10
TUESDAY:  Romans 11-13
WEDNESDAY: Romans 14-16
THURSDAY:  1 Corinthians 1-4
FRIDAY: 1 Corinthians 5-8
SATURDAY: 1 Corinthians 9-11
SUNDAY:  1 Corinthians 12-14

 



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: August 4, 2024

July 29, 2024  -  August 04, 2024   Time: 3:50 PM

August 4, 2024 – lesson 49

1-2 Peter

Focal Verses:  2 Peter 1:1-15
Stick to Your Faith
People can be harmed by the corruption in the world. How can we guard against those negative influences? 2 Peter stresses the importance of supporting one’s faith with goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, mutual affection, and love.  

Keep in Mind
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  DISCERN the importance of faith and the call of God to an authentic life of godliness; APPRECIATE a life in Christ after redemption from sinfulness; and PRACTICE  the virtues of goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, mutual affection, and love.

 Focal Verses: 2 Peter 1:1-15
1 This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.

May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 
And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 
and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.
10 So, dear brothers and sisters,[c] work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 
11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. 
13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live.
14 
For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life, 

15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.

 

Daily Bible Readings:

MONDAY: 1 Corinthians 15-16
TUESDAY:  2 Corinthians 1-4
WEDNESDAY: 2 Corinthians 5-9
THURSDAY:  2 Corinthians 10-13
FRIDAY: Galatians 1-3
SATURDAY: Galatians 4-6
SUNDAY:  Ephesians 1-3



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: August 11, 2024

August 05, 2024  -  August 12, 2024   Time: 3:54 PM

August 11, 2024 – lesson 50

1-3 John

Focal Verses:  1 John 3:11-24
Love One Another
People wonder whether life is a random sequence of events or has an ordered purpose.  How do believers measure meaning in life? John’s letter indicates that the measure of people’s lives is calculated by their faith in Christ and their love for one another.

K
eep in Mind
“For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  EXAMINE John’s message about loving one another; AFFIRM the fundamental discipleship principle of love for God and others; and EXPRESS  unconditional love to others.

 
Focal Verses: 1 John 3:11-24
11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 

12 We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous. 
13 So don’t be surprised, dear brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.
14 If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. 
15 Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.
16 We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 
17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?
18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 
19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 
20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.
21 Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence.
22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.
23 And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 
24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit, he gave us lives in us.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY:
Ephesians 4-6

TUESDAY:  Philippians 1-4
WEDNESDAY: Colossians 1-4
THURSDAY:  1 Thessalonians 1-5
FRIDAY: 2 Thessalonians 1-3
SATURDAY: 1 Timothy 1-6
SUNDAY:  2 Timothy 1-4



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: August 18, 2024

August 12, 2024  -  August 19, 2024   Time: 3:58 PM

August 18, 2024 – lesson 51

Jude

Focal Verses:  Jude 17-25
Praise Builds Us Up
This lesson gives assurance for living out our faith daily in Jesus Christ and discloses how praise builds up the Body of Christ.

Keep in Mind
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen!” (Jude 24-25, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  ANALYZE how God is able to sustain and keep us in our Christian life; ASSURED that God is able to sustain and keep us; and THANK  God that He does sustain and keep us.

Focal Verses: Jude 17-25
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

 

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY:
Titus - Philemon

TUESDAY:  Hebrews 1-6
WEDNESDAY: Hebrews 7-10
THURSDAY:  Hebrews 11-13
FRIDAY: James 1-5
SATURDAY: 1 Peter 1-5
SUNDAY:  2 Peter 1-3



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: August 25, 2024

August 19, 2024  -  August 26, 2024   Time: 4:02 PM

August 25, 2024 – lesson 52

Revelation

Focal Verses:  Revelation 21:1-8
Everything’s Brand New
People look for a place and time when life’s stresses will not exist. Is such a refuge possible? John, the writer of the book of Revelation, suggests that God will create a new heaven and earth where life’s challenges and stresses will be banished forever

Keep in Mind
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away!” (Revelation 21:4 KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will:  EVALUATE the “apocalypse” genre that characterizes the book of Revelation to discern how to understand its message; CONTEMPLATE the coming of “a new heaven and a new earth” for the hope that this vision brings; and EMBRACE  the peace of God that begins in this life with Jesus.

 Focal Verses: Revelation 21:1-8
 1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 

I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 
Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY: 1 John 1-5

TUESDAY:  2 John – 3 John
WEDNESDAY: Revelation 4-8
THURSDAY:  Revelation 9-12
FRIDAY: Revelation 13-16
SATURDAY: Revelation 17-19
SUNDAY:  Revelation 20-22