Suggested readings for week of February 20th
Selections from Proverbs
Hello Project Ezra! This week’s reading is a little different for a couple reasons. First, rather than reading one specific chapter all the way through our suggested reading covers three shorter passages within Proverbs, which is this week’s reading list. The book of Proverbs tends to jump between subjects at bit, simply because of the type of literature it is. It is, of course, God’s holy word from front to back, but presented in the form of a collection of ideas rather than in letter or narrative style like many of the other books. Therefore, I decided in this particular case to take sections containing a similar theme from different areas of the book in order to carry that theme through for the sake of emphasis by repetition. After all, repetition for emphasis is used frequently throughout the scriptures. These three passages deal largely with God’s character and our response to his character, and I would suggest reading them in the order listed below. I believe they flow most smoothly in that order.
The second reason for multiple passages is to encourage you to bring someone with you. These passages are short and simple, and should be ideal for those who are new to public evangelism, and particularly open-air. You could even have several people do the reading, and then follow it with a gospel presentation. As most of you know, many people have “broken the sound barrier” (open-air preached for the first time) as part of Project Ezra. Let’s pray that through our encouragement and the working of the Holy Spirit a few more street evangelists are birthed this week. I would also love to post some more participant pictures, videos and testimonies next week, so please document your participation if you can and post it on the Facebook page. Those posts are a great encouragement.
All for His glory!