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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 22

Hi everyone,

It's taken us a full five months to get here, but this week we finish our readings through the gospels! Definitely a moment to think back and ask how reading Jesus again and again has impacted you.

Next comes the birth of the church!

28 May: 1 Sam 21:1 – 23:29; Proverbs 13:10 – 19; John 18:1 – 18:24
29 May: 1 Sam 24:1 – 25:44; Psalm 68:15 – 20; John 18:25 – 40
30 May: 1 Sam 26:1 – 28:25; Psalm 68:21 – 27; John 19:1 – 19:27
31 May: 1 Sam 29:1 – 31:13; Psalm 68:28 – 35; John 19:28 – 20:9
1 Jun: 2 Sam 1:1 – 2:7; Proverbs 13:20 – 14:4; John 20:10 – 20:31
2 Jun: 2 Sam 2:8 – 3:21; Psalm 69:1 – 12; John 21:1 – 21:25
3 Jun: 2 Sam 3:22 – 5:5; Psalm 69:13 – 28; Acts 1:1 – 1:22

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 21

Hi everyone,

It's all about 1 Samuel and John this week. If you've got lost with your readings, 1 Samuel is a good place to pick up - reading to the end of 2 Kings will give you a massive part of the story. Next week we reach a big milestone with the last of our readings in the gospels.

21 May: 1 Sam 8:1 – 10:8; Psalm 65:1 – 13; John 12:12 – 12:36
22 May: 1 Sam 10:9 – 12:25; Psalm 66:1 – 12; John 12:37 – 13:17
23 May: 1 Sam 13:1 – 14:23; Psalm 66:13 – 20; John 13:18 – 13:38
24 May: 1 Sam 14:24 – 15:35; Proverbs 12:28 – 13:9; John 14:1 – 14:31
25 May: 1 Sam 16:1 – 17:37; Psalm 67:1 – 7; John 15:1 – 16:4
26 May: 1 Sam 17:38 – 18:30; Psalm 68:1 – 6; John 16:5 – 17:5
27 May: 1 Sam 19:1 – 20:42; Psalm 68:7 – 14; John 17:6 – 17:26

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 20

Hi everyone,

It's the start of Rung 6 this week!! And to mark it we've got an Old Testament smorgasbord: Judges, Ruth and 1 Samuel. John is just playing it cool. Get ready for another giant swing...

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

14 May: Jdgs 18:1 – 19:30; Psalm 60:5 – 12; John 8:12 – 8:30
15 May Jdgs 20:1 – 21:25; Psalm 61:1 – 8; John 8:31 – 8:59
16 May: Ruth 1:1 – 2:23; Proverbs 12:8 – 17; John 9:1 – 9:34
17 May: Ruth 3:1 – 4:22; Psalm 62:1 – 12; John 9:35 – 10:21
18 May: 1 Sam 1:1 – 2:26; Psalm 63:1 – 11; John 10:22 – 10:42
19 May: 1 Sam 2:27 – 4:22; Psalm 64:1 – 10; John 11:1 – 11:44
20 May: 1 Sam 5:1 – 7:17; Proverbs 12:18 – 27; John 11:45 – 12:11

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 19

Hi everyone,

Hope you're enjoying the reading - Judges is a good easy read! And John isn't exactly difficult either. If you have fallen behind a bit, why not just pick up with both these books?

7 May Jdgs 6:1 – 7:8a; Psalm 57:7 – 11; John 5:16 – 5:30
8 May Jdgs 7:8b – 8:35; Proverbs 11:19 – 28; John 5:31 – 5:47
9 May Jdgs 9:1 – 9:57; Psalm 58:1 – 11; John 6:1 – 6:24
10 May: Jdgs 10:1 – 11:40; Psalm 59:1 – 8; John 6:25 – 6:59
11 May: Jdgs 12:1 – 13:25; Psalm 59:9 – 17; John 6:60 – 7:13
12 May: Jdgs 14:1 – 15:20; Proverbs 11:29 – 12:7; John 7:14 – 7:44
13 May: Jdgs 16:1 – 17:13; Psalm 60:1 – 4; John 7:45 – 8:11

Happy reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 18

Hi everyone,

Hope you're enjoying your readings. Well done to those who caught up again! This week, we end Joshua, begin Judges and really get into John.

30 Apr: Josh 17:1 – 18:28; Proverbs 10:31 – 11:8; John 1:29 – 1:51
1 May: Josh 19:1 – 21:19; Psalm 54:1 – 7; John 2:1 – 2:25
2 May: Josh 21:20 – 22:34; Psalm 55:1 – 11; John 3:1 – 3:21
3 May: Josh 23:1 – 24:33; Psalm 55:12 – 23; John 3:22 – 3:36
4 May: Jdgs 1:1 – 2:5; Proverbs 11:9 – 8; John 4:1 – 4:26
5 May Jdgs 2:6 – 3:31; Psalm 56:1 – 13; John 4:27 – 4:42
6 May Jdgs 4:1 – 5:31; Psalm 57:1 – 6; John 4:43 – 5:15

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 17

Hi everyone!

Happy Easter!! As Luke comes to an end our New Testament readings will follow the Easter story, right on time. And Joshua's conquering armies keep us busy in the Old.

23 Apr: Josh 3:1 – 5:12; Psalm 50:1 – 15; Luke 22:1 – 22:38
24 Apr: Josh 5:13 – 7:26; Psalm 50:16 – 23; Luke 22:39 – 22:62
25 Apr: Josh 8:1 – 9:15; Psalm 51:1 – 9; Luke 22:63 – 23:25
26 Apr: Josh 9:16 – 10:43; Proverbs 10:21 – 30; Luke 23:26 – 23:56
27 Apr: Josh 11:1 – 12:24; Psalm 51:10 – 19; Luke 24:1 – 24:35
28 Apr: Josh 13:1 – 14:15; Psalm 52:1 – 9; Luke 24:36 – 24:53
29 Apr: Josh 15:1 – 16:10; Psalm 53:1 – 6; John 1:1 – 1:28

Happy reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 16

Hi everyone,

Deuteronomy comes into land this week while Luke drives on towards the pinnacle of his gospel.

16 Apr: Deut 26:1 – 28:14; Psalm 46:1 – 11; Luke 17:11 – 17:37
17 Apr: Deut 28:15 – 28:68; Psalm 47:1 – 9; Luke 18:1 – 18:30
18 Apr: Deut 29:1 – 30:10; Proverbs 10:1 – 10; Luke 18:31 – 19:10
19 Apr: Deut 30:11 – 31:29; Psalm 48:1 – 8; Luke 19:11 – 19:44
20 Apr: Deut 31:30 – 32:52; Psalm 48:9 – 14; Luke 19:45 – 20:26
21 Apr: Deut 33:1 – 34:12; Psalm 49:1 – 20; Luke 20:27 – 21:4
22 Apr: Josh 1:1 – 2:24; Proverbs 10:11 – 20; Luke 21:5 – 21:38

Enjoy your reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 15

Hi everyone,

More on Deuteronomy and Luke this week. We're nearly at the end of the Law! That's a milestone and a half.

9 Apr: Deut 11:1 – 12:32; Psalm 43:1 – 5; Luke 12:35 – 12:59
10 Apr: Deut 13:1 – 14:29; Proverbs 9:1 – 12; Luke 13:1 – 13:30
11 Apr: Deut 15:1 – 16:20; Psalm 44:1 – 12; Luke 13:31 – 14:14
12 Apr: Deut 16:21 – 18:22; Psalm 44:13 – 26; Luke 14:15 – 14:35
13 Apr: Deut 19:1 – 20:20; Psalm 45:1 – 9; Luke 15:1 – 15:32
14 Apr: Deut 21:1 – 22:30; Proverbs 9:13 – 18; Luke 16:1 – 16:18
15 Apr: Deut 23:1 – 25:19; Psalm 45:10 – 17; Luke 16:19 – 17:10

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 14

Hi everyone,

We're through a quarter of the year! A big monkey high-five to all of you who have kept up with the reading thus far - it's quite the effort. Don't despair if you haven't; this isn't an all-or-nothing playground. If you've got behind, either catch up quickly or just cut your losses and restart from today. I'm often meeting fellow monkeys who are wallowing in mires of guilt and disillusionment. If that's you, then - in the nicest possible way - get a grip! Move on! :o)

Deuteronomy starts this week and with it the descent into land for the first five books of the Bible - massive as a reading milestone, and massive for all of the Jewish-Christian tradition from which we get the Bible in the first place!

2 Apr: Num 33:1 – 34:29; Proverbs 8:22 – 31; Luke 9:10 – 9:27
3 Apr: Num 35:1 – 36:13; Psalm 40:9 – 17; Luke 9:28 – 9:56
4 Apr: Deut 1:1 – 2:23; Psalm 41:1 – 6; Luke 9:57 – 10:24
5 Apr: Deut 2:24 – 4:14; Psalm 41:7 – 13; Luke 10:25 – 11:4
6 Apr: Deut 4:15 – 5:33; Proverbs 8:32 – 36; Luke 11:5 – 11:32
7 Apr: Deut 6:1 – 8:20; Psalm 42:1 – 6a; Luke 11:33 – 11:54
8 Apr: Deut 9:1 – 10:22; Psalm 42:6b – 11; Luke 12:1 – 12:34

Enjoy!!
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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 13

Hi everyone,

Rung #4 of The MonkeyBar Challenge begins this week! Congratulations if you have made it this far. There's a new post in the Community forum where you can share how you're finding the readings, and any tips you've got from the experience.

26 Mar: Num 21:4 – 22:20; Psalm 37:21 – 31; Luke 6:12 – 6:36
27 Mar: Num 22:21 – 23:26; Psalm 37:32 – 40; Luke 6:37 – 7:10
28 Mar: Num 23:27 – 26:11; Psalm 38:1 – 12; Luke 7:11 – 7:35
29 Mar: Num 26:12 – 27:11; Proverbs 8:12 – 21; Luke 7:36 – 7:50
30 Mar: Num 27:12 – 29:11; Psalm 38:13 – 22; Luke 8:1 – 8:18
31 Mar: Num 29:12 – 31:24; Psalm 39:1 – 13; Luke 8:19– 8:39
1 Apr: Num 31:25 – 32:42; Psalm 40:1 – 8; Luke 8:40 – 9:9

Happy reading!
Monkey