Daily Readings for October & November

Enough

A sermon series this fall gives us another opportunity to “rediscover truths drawn from Scripture,” as our pastors share their insights and key points from the book, Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity, by Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. October and November Daily Readings are organized with the book’s chapter titles and selected Scripture references, and prepare us for themes emphasized in worship each week. We pause for All Saints Remembrance the first weekend in November to remember and honor those from our congregation who died this past year. Following the sermon series, Daily Readings focus on praise and thanksgiving for God’s abundant blessings.
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May the harvest season fill us with gratitude, generosity, and joy.
Mary Foster

        Daily Readings for October

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity

              by Adam Hamilton

  The Courage to be Free and Bear Fruit 

Oct 1    2 Corinthians 9:8
Oct 2    Luke 12:15
Oct 3    Matthew 13:22

    When Dreams Become Nightmares

Oct 4    1 Timothy 6:10
Oct 5    Matthew 16:26
Oct 6    Matthew 7:1-2
Oct 7    Luke 8:14
Oct 8    Ecclesiastes 5:10
Oct 9    Mark 8:36
Oct 10    Matthew 13:1-9
Oct 11    Matthew 13:18-23
Oct 12    Matthew 7:1-5
Oct 13    “Simple Gifts”     Shaker Song

             Wisdom and Finance

Oct 14    Proverbs 21:5
Oct 15    Luke 15:11-16
Oct 16    Matthew 6:24
Oct 17    Luke 12:33-34
Oct 18    Genesis 12:1-3
Oct 19    Proverbs 3:9
Oct 20    Proverbs 21:20

           Cultivating Contentment

Oct 21    Luke 12:15
Oct 22    Ecclesiastes 2:10-11
Oct 23    Hebrews 13:5-6
Oct 24    1 Thessalonians 5:18
Oct 25    Psalm 63:1,5-6
Oct 26    Philippians 4:12-13
Oct 27    Matthew 22:37-39
Oct 28    1 Timothy 6:6-9, 18-19
Oct 29    Romans 8:28
Oct 30    Romans 12:2
Oct 31    2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Daily Readings for November

          All Saints Remembrance

Nov 1    Hebrews 11:1-2, 12:1-2
Nov 2    Revelation 21:1-4
Nov 3    John 14:2-3

 Enough: Discovering Joy Through

 Simplicity and Generosity (cont’d)

             by Adam Hamilton

            Defined by Generosity

Nov 4    1 Timothy 6:17
Nov 5    Proverbs 11:24-25
Nov 6    Acts 20:35
Nov 7    Matthew 16:24-25
Nov 8    Psalm 24:1
Nov 9    Luke 19:1-10
Nov 10    Mark 12:41-44

               Living the Good Life

Nov 11    Psalm 13:5-6
Nov 12    Micah 6:8
Nov 13    Luke 11:1-4
Nov 14    1 John 3:16-17
Nov 15    Matthew 22:34-40
Nov 16    1 Corinthians 12:12-16
Nov 17    Isaiah 58:6-12

         Praise and Thanksgiving

Nov 18    Romans 15:13
Nov 19    Isaiah 61:10
Nov 20    James 1:2-3,17
Nov 21    Philippians 4:6-7,13
Nov 22    Job 8:21
Nov 23    2 Corinthians 4:15-16
Nov 24    Colossians 3:15-17
Nov 25    Psalm 9:1-2
Nov 26    1 Peter 1:8-9
Nov 27    Psalm 95:1-3
Nov 28    1 Chronicles 16:34
Nov 29    Galatians 5:22-23
Nov 30    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18