Bible Reading Plan – August 2018

Each of the Scriptures below takes ten minutes or less to copy out. Commit to spending ten minutes each day listening to God’s voice as you simply copy these texts out of your Bible.

Psalm 119:18 (ESV)
18  Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

August 1st 2018 — Philippians 1:21-24

Philippians 1:21-24 (ESV)
21  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23  I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24  But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

August 2nd 2018 — Philippians 1:25-27

Philippians 1:25-27 (ESV)
25  Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26  so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. 27  Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

August 3rd 2018 — Philippians 1:28-30

Philippians 1:28-30 (ESV)
28  and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29  For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30  engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

August 4th 2018 — Galatians 5:13-15

Galatians 5:13-15 (ESV)
13  For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14  For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15  But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

August 5th 2018 — Galatians 5:16-18

Galatians 5:16-18 (ESV)
16  But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17  For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

August 6th 2018 — Galatians 5:19-21

Galatians 5:19-21 (ESV)
19  Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20  idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21  envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

August 7th 2018 — Galatians 5:22-26

Galatians 5:22-26 (ESV)
22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24  And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25  If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26  Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

August 8th 2018 — Romans 7:4-6

Romans 7:4-6 (ESV)
4  Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5  For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6  But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.

August 9th 2018 — Romans 7:7-8

Romans 7:7-8 (ESV)
7  What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8  But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead.

August 10th 2018 — Romans 7:9-12

Romans 7:9-12 (ESV)
9  I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10  The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11  For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12  So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

August 11th 2018 — Romans 7:13-15

Romans 7:13-15 (ESV)
13  Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. 14  For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15  For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

August 12th 2018 — Romans 7:16-20

Romans 7:16-20 (ESV)
16  Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17  So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18  For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19  For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20  Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

August 13th 2018 — Romans 7:21-25

Romans 7:21-25 (ESV)
21  So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22  For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23  but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24  Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

August 14th 2018 — John 15:1-4

John 15:1-4 (ESV)
1  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3  Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

August 15th 2018 — John 15:5-8

John 15:5-8 (ESV)
5  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6  If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7  If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8  By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

August 16th 2018 — John 15:9-14

John 15:9-14 (ESV)
9  As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11  These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 12  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13  Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14  You are my friends if you do what I command you.

August 17th 2018 — Mark 2:15-17

Mark 2:15-17 (ESV)
15  And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16  And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17  And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

August 18th 2018 — John 8:12-14

John 8:12-14 (ESV)
12  Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13  So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14  Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.

August 19th 2018 — John 8:15-18

John 8:15-18 (ESV)
15  You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16  Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. 17  In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. 18  I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”

August 20th 2018 — John 8:19-20

John 8:19-20 (ESV)
19  They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20  These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

August 21st 2018 — Romans 2:1-3

Romans 2:1-3 (ESV)
1  Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2  We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3  Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?

August 22nd 2018 — Romans 2:4-6

Romans 2:4-6 (ESV)
4  Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5  But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 6  He will render to each one according to his works:

August 23rd 2018 — Romans 2:7-11

Romans 2:7-11 (ESV)
7  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8  but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9  There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, 10  but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. 11  For God shows no partiality.

August 24th 2018 — Romans 2:12-16

Romans 2:12-16 (ESV)
12  For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13  For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14  For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15  They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16  on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

August 25th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 4:1-3

2 Corinthians 4:1-3 (ESV)
1  Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2  But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

August 26th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 4:4-6

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 (ESV)
4  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5  For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6  For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

August 27th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 4:7-12

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 (ESV)
7  But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8  We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9  persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10  always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11  For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12  So death is at work in us, but life in you.

August 28th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 4:13-15

2 Corinthians 4:13-15 (ESV)
13  Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14  knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15  For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

August 29th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV)
16  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

August 30th 2018 — Proverbs 21:1-3

Proverbs 21:1-3 (ESV)
1  The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will. 2  Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart. 3  To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

August 31st 2018 — Choose Your Own Verse

Choose your own verse.

— Shannon P. Long

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Bible Reading Plan – July 2018

Writing out Scripture is a way to understand God’s Word and hear His voice without distractions. Each of the Scriptures below should take fifteen minutes to copy. So grab your journal, your Bible, and some pretty pens, and let us inscribe the Word together.

Proverbs 3:1-3 (ESV)
1  My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2  for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. 3  Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.


July 1st 2018 — John 4:21-24

John 4:21-24 (ESV)
21  Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22  You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23  But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

July 2nd 2018 — Deuteronomy 12:4-7

Deuteronomy 12:4-7 (ESV)
4  You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way. 5  But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go, 6  and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock. 7  And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the LORD your God has blessed you.

July 3rd 2018 — Psalm 95:3-7

Psalm 95:3-7 (ESV)
3  For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4  In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. 5  The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6  Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! 7  For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice,

July 4th 2018 — Psalm 96:6-9

Psalm 96:6-9 (ESV)
6  Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7  Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 8  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! 9  Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

July 5th 2018 — Psalm 132:7-9

Psalm 132:7-9 (ESV)
7  “Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!” 8  Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. 9  Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.

July 6th 2018 — Matthew 15:8-11

Matthew 15:8-11 (ESV)
8  “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 9  in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” 10  And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: 11  it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

July 7th 2018 — Psalm 29:1-4

Psalm 29:1-4 (ESV)
1  Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness. 3  The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many waters. 4  The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

July 8th 2018 — Psalm 66:1-4

Psalm 66:1-4 (ESV)
1  Shout for joy to God, all the earth; 2  sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! 3  Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. 4  All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah

July 9th 2018 — Psalm 86:7-10

Psalm 86:7-10 (ESV)
7  In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. 8  There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. 9  All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. 10  For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

July 10th 2018 — Psalm 99:1-5

Psalm 99:1-5 (ESV)
1  The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! 2  The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. 3  Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! 4  The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. 5  Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!

July 11th 2018 — Psalm 99:6-9

Psalm 99:6-9 (ESV)
6  Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the LORD, and he answered them. 7  In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them. 8  O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings. 9  Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy!

July 12th 2018 — 1 Chronicles 16:27-29

1 Chronicles 16:27-29 (ESV)
27  Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place. 28  Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 29  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;

July 13th 2018 — Psalm 5:3-7

Psalm 5:3-7 (ESV)
3  O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. 4  For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. 5  The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. 6  You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 7  But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

July 14th 2018 — Psalm 22:25-28

Psalm 22:25-28 (ESV)
25  From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him. 26  The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever! 27  All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. 28  For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.

July 15th 2018 — Psalm 138:1-3

Psalm 138:1-3 (ESV)
1  I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2  I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 3  On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

July 16th 2018 — Revelation 4:9-11

Revelation 4:9-11 (ESV)
9  And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10  the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11  “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

July 17th 2018 — 1 Samuel 2:1-3

1 Samuel 2:1-3 (ESV)
1  And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. 2  “There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. 3  Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

July 18th 2018 — 2 Samuel 7:20-24

2 Samuel 7:20-24 (ESV)
20  And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord GOD! 21  Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. 22  Therefore you are great, O LORD God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23  And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name and doing for them great and awesome things by driving out before your people, whom you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods? 24  And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O LORD, became their God.

July 19th 2018 — Psalm 68:1-4

Psalm 68:1-4 (ESV)
1  God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him! 2  As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God! 3  But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy! 4  Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult before him!

July 20th 2018 — Psalm 68:5-7

Psalm 68:5-7 (ESV)
5  Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. 6  God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7  O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, Selah

July 21st 2018 — Acts 16:25-26

Acts 16:25-26 (ESV)
25  About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26  and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.

July 22nd 2018 — Romans 12:1-2

Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)
1  I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

July 23rd 2018 — Colossians 3:14-17

Colossians 3:14-17 (ESV)
14  And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

July 24th 2018 — Hebrews 12:26-28

Hebrews 12:26-28 (ESV)
26  At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27  This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28  Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,

July 25th 2018 — Luke 10:38-42

Luke 10:38-42 (ESV)
38  Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39  And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40  But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41  But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42  but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

July 26th 2018 — Psalm 24:3-6

Psalm 24:3-6 (ESV)
3  Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? 4  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. 5  He will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6  Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

July 27th 2018 — Isaiah 6:1-3

Isaiah 6:1-3 (ESV)
1  In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2  Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3  And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

July 28th 2018 — Psalm 103:1-4

Psalm 103:1-4 (ESV)
1  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3  who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4  who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

July 29th 2018 — Psalm 103:19-22

Psalm 103:19-22 (ESV)
19  The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. 20  Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! 21  Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! 22  Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

July 30th 2018 — Isaiah 12:4-6

Isaiah 12:4-6 (ESV)
4  And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. 5  “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. 6  Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

July 31st 2018 — Revelation 5:11-13

Revelation 5:11-13 (ESV)
11  Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12  saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13  And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

— Erika M. Bain & Steven Bain

Bible Reading Plan – July 2018
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Bible Reading Plan – June 2018

Each of the Scriptures below takes ten minutes or less to copy out. Commit to spending ten minutes each day listening to God’s voice as you simply copy these texts out of your Bible.

Psalm 119:18 (ESV)
18  Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.


June 1st 2018 — 1 John 1:5-7

1 John 1:5-7 (ESV)
5  This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6  If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

June 2nd 2018 — 1 John 1:8-10

1 John 1:8-10 (ESV)
8  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10  If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

June 3rd 2018 — 1 John 2:1-4

1 John 2:1-4 (ESV)
1  My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 3  And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4  Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

June 4th 2018 — 1 John 2:5-8

1 John 2:5-8 (ESV)
5  but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6  whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. 7  Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. 8  At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

June 5th 2018 — 1 John 2:9-11

1 John 2:9-11 (ESV)
9  Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10  Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11  But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

June 6th 2018 — 1 John 2:12-14

1 John 2:12-14 (ESV)
12  I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. 13  I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. 14  I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

June 7th 2018 — Matthew 18:21-22

Matthew 18:21-22 (ESV)
21  Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22  Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

June 8th 2018 — Psalm 103:8-12

Psalm 103:8-12 (ESV)
8  The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9  He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12  as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

June 9th 2018 — Mark 11:24-25

Mark 11:24-25 (ESV)
24  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25  And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

June 10th 2018 — Colossians 3:12-13

Colossians 3:12-13 (ESV)
12  Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

June 11th 2018 — Ephesians 4:26-27

Ephesians 4:26-27 (ESV)
26  Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27  and give no opportunity to the devil.

June 12th 2018 — Ephesians 4:31-32

Ephesians 4:31-32 (ESV)
31  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

June 13th 2018 — Matthew 5:23-24

Matthew 5:23-24 (ESV)
23  So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24  leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

June 14th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 2:5-8

2 Corinthians 2:5-8 (ESV)
5  Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6  For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7  so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8  So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.

June 15th 2018 — 2 Corinthians 2:9-11

2 Corinthians 2:9-11 (ESV)
9  For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. 10  Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11  so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

June 16th 2018 — Luke 17:3-4

Luke 17:3-4 (ESV)
3  Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4  and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

June 17th 2018 — Matthew 6:12,14-15

Matthew 6:12,14-15 (ESV)
12  and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.14  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15  but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

June 18th 2018 — Psalm 86:3-5

Psalm 86:3-5 (ESV)
3  Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. 4  Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5  For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

June 19th 2018 — Psalm 103:1-4

Psalm 103:1-4 (ESV)
1  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3  who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4  who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

June 20th 2018 — Micah 7:18-19

Micah 7:18-19 (ESV)
18  Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. 19  He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

June 21st 2018 — Ephesians 1:3-7

Ephesians 1:3-7 (ESV)
3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5  he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

June 22nd 2018 — Colossians 1:9-14

Colossians 1:9-14 (ESV)
9  And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10  so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11  May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12  giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13  He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

June 23rd 2018 — James 5:15-16

James 5:15-16 (ESV)
15  And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16  Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

June 24th 2018 — Romans 3:21-24

Romans 3:21-24 (ESV)
21  But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22  the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

June 25th 2018 — Romans 3:25-26

Romans 3:25-26 (ESV)
25  whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26  It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

June 26th 2018 — Luke 7:44-50

Luke 7:44-50 (ESV)
44  Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45  You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46  You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47  Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48  And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49  Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50  And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

June 27th 2018 — Psalm 32:1-5

Psalm 32:1-5 (ESV)
1  Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2  Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3  For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4  For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah 5  I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

June 28th 2018 — Acts 2:37-39

Acts 2:37-39 (ESV)
37  Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38  And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39  For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

June 29th 2018 — Romans 8:1-4

Romans 8:1-4 (ESV)
1  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3  For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

June 30th 2018 — John 8:1-11

John 8:1-11 (ESV)
1  but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2  Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3  The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4  they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5  Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6  This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7  And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8  And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9  But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10  Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11  She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

— Shannon P. Long

Bible Reading Plan – June 2018
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Source: Shannon P. Long (2018)

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Scripture Reading

Mrs. Jennifer Bridges

Social Worker at Medicaid Waiver Case Manager. Worked at Choctaw County Nursing Home. Worked at Community Counseling Services. Studied at Mississippi State University. Married to Rev. Jason Bridges.

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Bro. Mitch Turner

Music Minister

Music Minister of Double Springs Baptist Church. Worked at Mississippi State University. Married to Maxcine Turner.

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Mrs. Linda Dishroon


Married to Roger Dishroon.

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Mrs. Jimmie Wesley


Worked at Mississippi State University. Worked at IBM Corporation. Studied at Wood Jr. College.

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Bro. Ken Barksdale

Deacon of Double Springs Baptist Church. Owner of Barksdale Air Conditioning. Married to Linda Barksdale.

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Bro. Billy Barmore

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Special Music

Bro. Roger Dishroon


Married to Linda Dishroon.

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Mrs. Linda Dishroon


Married to Roger Dishroon.

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Rev. Michael Baham


Pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church. Studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Louisiana College. Married to Minette Simoneaux Baham.

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Scripture Reading

Philippians 3:8-11 (ESV)
8  Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10  that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11  that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.


Have Faith in God (Hymn 405 - 1991 Baptist Hymnal)

Have Faith in God 405:1-2,4 (1991 Baptist Hymnal)
 Have faith in God when your pathway is lonely,
He sees and knows all the way you have trod;
Never alone are the least of His children;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.
Have faith in God, He's on His throne;
Have faith in God, He wathes o'er His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.
 Have faith in God when your prayers are unanswered,
Your earnest plea He will never forget;
Wait on the Lord, trust His Word and be patient,
Have faith in God, He'll answer yet.
Have faith in God, He's on His throne;
Have faith in God, He wathes o'er His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.
 Have faith in God tho' all else fail about you;
Have faith in God, He provides for His own;
He cannot fail tho' all kingdoms shall perish,
He rules, He reigns upon His throne.
Have faith in God, He's on His throne;
Have faith in God, He wathes o'er His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.

When the Morning Comes (Hymn 522 - 1991 Baptist Hymnal)

When the Morning Comes 522:1 (1991 Baptist Hymnal)
 Trials dark on every hand, and we cannot understand
All the ways that God would lead us to that blessed promised land;
But He'll guide us with His eye, and we'll follow till we die;
We will understand it better by and by.
By and by, when the morning comes,
When the saints of God are gathered home,
We will tell the story how we've overcome;
We will understand it better by and by.

Down at the Cross (Hymn 140 - 1991 Baptist Hymnal)

Down at the Cross 140:1,4 (1991 Baptist Hymnal)
 Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where from cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His name!
Glory to His name, Glory to His name:
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His name!
 Come to this fountain so rich and sweet,
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior's feet;
Plunge in today, and be made complete;
Glory to His name!
Glory to His name, Glory to His name:
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His name!


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Sermon - The Church Is Only As Strong As Our Relationships Are With One Another

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Evening Worship Service – January 7, 2018 6:00pm

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Sermon - Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit

Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit

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Sermon - Unresolved Conflict

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