the Christ house: letters of Peter, John & Jude

 

The-Christ-HouseParticipating MoSt Church members are reading through the New Testament this year at the pace of one chapter per day. We call this project The Christ House (TCH) because as we read, we’re paying special attention to everything that is said about Jesus Christ. As we read, we also determine to memorize one verse about the Christ from each book of the New Testament. We call these memory verses “Christ verses.”

During the first 16 days of April we’ll read the letters of Peter and John, along with the letter we know as Jude. Come the end of the month (April 17-30), we’ll reflect on all we’ve read. The Christ verses to memorize as we work through these letters are:

  • “You are being made into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2.5)
  • “… grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. To him belongs glory now and forever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3.18)
  • “My little children, I’m writing these things to you so that you don’t sin. But if you do sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one.” (1 John 2.1)
  • “Grace, mercy, and peace from … Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, will be ours who live in truth and love.” (2 John 3)
  • “… for the sake of Jesus Christ …” (3 John 7)
  • “… keep each other in the love of God, wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will give you eternal life.” (Jude 21)

Apr. 1 – 1 Peter 1
Apr. 2 – 1 Peter 2
Apr. 3 – 1 Peter 3
Apr. 4 – 1 Peter 4
Apr. 5 – 1 Peter 5
Apr. 6 – 2 Peter 1
Apr. 7 – 2 Peter 2
Apr. 8 – 2 Peter 3
Apr. 9 – 1 John 1
Apr. 10 – 1 John 2
Apr. 11 – 1 John 3
Apr. 12 – 1 John 4
Apr. 13 – 1 John 5
Apr. 14 – 2 John
Apr. 15 – 3 John
Apr. 16 – Jude
Apr. 17-30 – reflection

You can easily read Peter’s and John’s letters, as well as Jude, online in any of a multitude of translations on BibleGateway. Here’s a link to today’s reading: 1 Peter 1.

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