Hello Project Ezra! I pray that you are having a wonderful Christmas season. We are quickly approaching our True Gift of Christmas reading, and it’s possible that some of you may have already done your reading. For those of you who have not, there is still time to get a group together to read John in public. This is a great outreach opportunity, and a great time to share the gospel. Most cities and towns have some type of Christmas display, event, or parade, and any of these would be a great location for Bible reading and evangelism. Bring a few other people and a stack of tracts and Bibles, and see what God does!
I realize that some of you may have trouble getting a large group together, and the book of John is a tough reading to do by yourself. So, for those of you who still want to participate by yourselves of in a smaller group, there is a reading link below. My friend and preaching buddy James Bynum put together a chronological reading of the events surrounding the birth of Christ, which he read when we were doing outreach this last weekend. It includes sections from several of the gospels, and stretches from the statements of Christ’s deity in John 1 through the Magi’s visit in Matthew. It’s still a bit long, but very doable for one person, or for a smaller group. The link below leads to Bible Gateway, and you can either just print it online, or cut and paste it to a document program. This particular link is for ESV, but all you have to do is go to the top of the page, and you can select you Bible version of choice. It will change to the whole passage to that version.
Thanks again for being part of Project Ezra! I’m looking forward to hearing how your readings go, and hearing about the divine appointments God provided. God is faithful, and His word does not return void. It could be that God will use your reading to touch them, so that they trust in Him and have their first real Christmas. So whether or not you are participating, pray for the readings and those who will hear the gospel this weekend. And don’t forget to post your location so we know where you are!
All for His glory,