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Starting in Genesis, this online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of an outstanding biblical scholar who has a deeply personal Christian faith.

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Hebrews Week 10

The Rules of the Race: Hebrews 11:1—12:13

Hebrews is not the roll call of the spiritually bankrupt unfaithful — just the opposite. It’s a celebration of those faithful Old Testament figures who anticipated the Christ and form a “cloud of witnesses” for those who presently follow him. Full reading and audio »

Hebrews Week 9

The Death of God: Hebrews 9:11–10:39

Biblical faith boldly declares Jesus as Lord over every nook and cranny of human existence, including the public square. As such, Christian discipleship practiced in real world terms, according to Jesus’s life and teaching, is cruciformed existence (i.e., shaped by the Cross). Full reading and audio »

Hebrews Week 8

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Hebrews 8–9

Although ancient, biblical texts are never dead — not even past. Rather, they are continually enlivened and made relevant by the Spirit’s inspiration. Full reading and audio »

Hebrews Week 7

Why “Melchizedek” for Heaven’s Sake? Hebrews 7:1–28

Hebrews is a strange read, as exemplified by the appeal to the obscure Old Testament figure of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:17–20). To frustrate us further, we are made aware that this reference to Melchizedek underwrites the importance of the Son’s priestly mediation during the covenant community’s long journey toward the future Promised Land. Full reading and audio »