We are on a journey together walking through several of the books of the Bible. So far we have walked through Mark and Luke, and during the summer 2018 we will be walking through First & Second Samuel.

Each weekday, set aside 10-15 minutes to read the daily chapter or passage and then reflect upon what the Holy Spirit highlights for you. We have "balanced" the reading to be 3 to 7 minutes long each day. There are several ways to join us.  The content of each method is the same, the difference is how you receive it.

1. Text

Get a text message each morning with the daily reading and a short question to consider.  Join by texting READ to 68398.

2. Website

Visit the bottom of this webpage for the daily reading and one or two short reflective questions.

3. Print out a guide

Download and print the guide for the journey you would like to join.

Current Walk

  • The Book of Acts - started September 4th

Past Journeys:

  • Luke (April, May & June)
  • Mark (March & April)
  • 1st Samuel (June & July)
  • 2nd Samuel (July-August) - we will post the paper version shortly
  • Philippians (August) - paper version being posted soon

While we are starting to walk through Acts on September 4th,  you can still join in and read after that date.  Just join in on the next day of the reading (you can come back to the start of the book later).

Along the way, let us know how you are doing on your walk through these books by emailing mike@mvfcolorado.com. If you have questions, text (720) 551-7080 and one of our pastors will reply.

Connecting with the Reading

To connect with the passage, try these six simple steps:

  1. Find a quiet spot to read, mute your phone and set it down outside of your reach.
  2. Take a deep breath in, hold it, and then release it. Ask God to talk to you through the passage you are reading.
  3. Read the passage. Feel free to underline words or verses that get your attention, seem important, or repeat often.
  4. When you are done, look back on the items you underlined and think through why they may have been important to you. How do they apply to your life today?
  5. (Optional) Answer the questions for this passage from our daily text message or from the chart below.
  6. Pray again, thanking God for what He showed you in the passage. Pray for the Spirit to help bring these items into focus during the rest of your day.

Check off the passage. Repeat the next day!

Different reading methods

You may have heard about doing a Bible study or a devotional. These two popular methods of Bible study are great for understanding different levels of the meaning of a passage of the Bible.

Our walks through these books of the Bible use a different method of reading called "familiarization."  The intent of this method is to become familiar with the content of the reading. You will still get great meaning and understanding from this method, but you will not get the depth of understanding that a full study or focusing on a few verses may give you.

Familiarization with the Bible is a very important part of your walk with Jesus. It is difficult to call yourself a Christian if you do not know what Jesus did and said. Our hope is that after you do these walks, you will want to find out more by going back to carefully re-read and study parts of scripture which God has highlighted for you.

Overview of Second Samuel

Part Two of the story of David becoming King of Israel starts right after King Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle. For a period Israel is divided between people still loyal to Saul's family and David. With the same pace and intensity as 1st Samuel, 2nd Samuel moves through David uniting the kingdom and starting his God focused reign.

While David often honors God, he is still human and makes a number of major sinful mistakes.  Unlike many people, however, David repents of each of his poor choices and seeks God's grace and guidance. We gain insight into both God's and David's character, and a list of life choice examples to emulate (and avoid!).

Originally written as one continuous narrative, First and Second Samuel has divided into two halves to fit on scrolls easier. (Note: Second Samuel is often written as 2 Samuel but read out loud as “Second Samuel” instead of “two Samuel”.)

Second Samuel Week One

Day 1
July 30
2 Samuel 1
Why did the Amalekite lie about Saul's death? Why would David mourn Saul after Saul tried to kill him?
Day 2
July 31
2 Samuel 2
The 2 armies use champion warfare (v14-16) which resulted in a draw. What message was God trying to give them?
Day 3
August 1
2 Samuel 3
"What did David do right in this chapter? What did he fail to do? What unwise decisions did David make?"
Day 4
August 2
2 Samuel 4 & 5
Recab, Bannah and Joab were murderers. Why did David treat them differently? Is this justice?
Day 5
August 3
2 Samuel 6
Why was God angry at Uzzah? Read 1 Sam 6:19-20. How might Obed-edom felt about the Ark entering his home?