Beginning the New Testament \ Week 29 summary posted

Jesus’ earthly story begins in the town of Bethlehem in the Roman province of Judea.

Last week, we wrapped up our reading of the Old Testament in this year-long study of the Bible as a complete story.  This week, we begin our reading in the New Testament with John chapter 1.  Why start there instead of in Matthew?  Don’t worry, we will look at the life of Jesus in chronological order.  John 1 is God’s word about Jesus, as to who He really is.  Next in Luke 1, we will read the account of the birth of John the Baptist, and the promise of the birth of Jesus.  Then, we will pick up the story of Jesus and his ministry in Matthew, as we continue the story of God’s plan for our salvation.

Summing Up

Each weekend, I am now posting a small PDF of one week of chapter summaries (on the website’s “Summaries” page), current to the beginning of the previous week.  I have posted the summary for Week 29 (July Week 3) of the schedule I am following.  This short PDF document contains condensed comments about Ezra 1, 3, 6, Nehemiah 1, and Nehemiah 2, with hyperlinks to the ESV version of each chapter for listening or reading, and joins the summaries for other weeks already posted there.

/Bob’s boy
image © V. Gilbert & Arlisle F. Beers

Please note: I did not design the reading plan that I am following in my blog.  All of my comments in this blog, however, are solely my responsibility.  When reading ANY commentary, you should ALWAYS refer first to the scripture, which is God’s unchanging and unfailing word. Reading schedules, as well as a link to the site where you can get the reading plan that I’m currently following for yourself can be found on the “Bible Reading Schedules” page of my website at  For questions and help, please see the “FAQ” and “Summaries” pages there.


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