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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 12

Hi everyone,

Back to the Old Testament storyline this week as the Numbers census comes to an end and the wandering wilderness saga continues. And Luke really starts to gets going as well. So if you need a moment to draw a line under what you've missed and pick up at a new point, this is one of the best opportunities to do so in the entire year!

Don't worry about what you've missed. Just swing on!

19 Mar: Num 7:66 – 9:14; Psalm 35:11 – 18; Luke 2:41 – 2:52
20 Mar: Num 9:15 – 11:3; Psalm 35:19 – 28; Luke 3:1 – 3:22
21 Mar: Num 11:4 – 13:25; Proverbs 7:21 – 27; Luke 3:23 – 4:13
22 Mar: Num 13:26 – 14:45; Psalm 36:1 – 12; Luke 4:14 – 4:37
23 Mar: Num 15:1 – 16:35; Psalm 37:1 – 9; Luke 4:38 – 5:16
24 Mar: Num 16:36 – 18:32; Psalm 37:10 – 20; Luke 5:17 – 5:32
25 Mar: Num 19:1 – 21:3; Proverbs 8:1 – 11; Luke 5:33 – 6:11

Happy reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 11

Hi everyone,

This is your moment! If you've got really behind with the readings, two books end and two begin. Write off Leviticus and Mark, and get going with Numbers and Luke! (And it's only the first few days of Numbers that is as dull as a day picking fleas from your cousin - by next week we'll be back to some action!)

12 Mar: Lev 25:1 – 26:13; Psalm 33:1 – 11; Mark 16:1 – 16:20
13 Mar: Lev 26:14 – 27:34; Proverbs 7:1 – 5; Luke 1:1 – 1:25
14 Mar: Num 1:1 – 2:9; Psalm 33:12 – 22; Luke 1:26 – 1:38
15 Mar: Num 2:10 – 3:51; Psalm 34:1 – 10; Luke 1:39 – 1:56
16 Mar: Num 4:1 – 5:12; Psalm 34:11 – 22; Luke 1:57 – 1:80
17 Mar: Num 5:11 – 6:27; Proverbs 7:6 – 20; Luke 2:1 – 2:20
18 Mar: Num 7:1 – 7:65; Psalm 35:1 – 10; Luke 2:21 – 2:40

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 10

Hi everyone,

More in Leviticus this week and more in Mark. If you've got too far behind, sometimes you just need to cut your losses and miss out a bit - otherwise you never make it. Next week is a good moment to start again if that's you. In the meantime, you could have a quick skim read of what you've missed, just to catch the drift.

5 Mar: Lev 13:1 – 13:59; Proverbs 6:20 – 29; Mark 12:28 – 12:44
6 Mar: Lev 14:1 – 14:57; Psalm 30:8 – 12; Mark 13:1 – 13:31
7 Mar: Lev 15:1 – 16:34; Psalm 31:1 – 8; Mark 13:32 – 14:16
8 Mar: Lev 17:1 – 18:30; Psalm 31:9 – 18; Mark 14:17 – 14:42
9 Mar: Lev 19:1 – 20:27; Proverbs 6:30 – 35; Mark 14:43 – 14:72
10 Mar: Lev 21:1 – 22:33; Psalm 31:19 – 24; Mark 15:1 – 15:32
11 Mar: Lev 23:1 – 24:23; Psalm 32:1 – 11; Mark 15:33 – 15:47

Happy reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 9

Hi everyone,

Exodus comes to an end, but I'm afraid this is where the endurance kicks in! Leviticus will probably test your patience, unless you're very strange. Monkey's top tip: look out for things you didn't already know. You might even surprise yourself!

26 Feb: Exod 39:1 – 40:38; Psalm 26:1 – 12; Mark 9:2 – 9:32
27 Feb: Lev 1:1 – 3:17; Psalm 27:1 – 6; Mark 9:33 – 10:12
28 Feb: Lev 4:1 – 5:13; Psalm 27:7 – 14; Mark 10:13 – 10:31
1 Mar: Lev 5:14 – 7:10; Proverbs 6:12 – 19; Mark 10:32 – 10:52
2 Mar: Lev 7:11 – 8:36; Psalm 28:1 – 9; Mark 11:1 – 11:25
3 Mar: Lev 9:1 – 10:20; Psalm 29:1 – 11; Mark 11:27 – 12:12
4 Mar: Lev 11:1 – 12:8; Psalm 30:1 – 7; Mark 12:13 – 12:27

Happy reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 8

Hi everyone,

Hope you're having a good week. Afraid I've got to be a bit honest and tell you that this bit of Exodus gets a bit dull, with tabernacle lengths and priestly clothing colours! But swing with it - it'll be over soon!

Mark is brilliant anyway, to compensate!

19 Feb: Exod 25:1 – 26:37; Psalm 23:1 – 6; Mark 4:30 – 5:20
20 Feb: Exod 27:1 – 28:43; Psalm 24:1 – 10; Mark 5:21 – 6:6a
21 Feb: Exod 29:1 – 30:38; Proverbs 5:15 – 23; Mark 6:6b – 6:29
22 Feb: Exod 31:1 – 33:36; Psalm 25:1 – 7; Mark 6:30 – 6:56
23 Feb: Exod 33:7 – 34:35; Psalm 25:8 – 15; Mark 7:1 – 7:30
24 Feb: Exod 35:1 – 36:38; Psalm 25:16 – 22; Mark 7:31 – 8:13
25 Feb: Exod 37:1 – 38:31; Proverbs 6:1 – 11; Mark 8:14 – 9:1

Enjoy your reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 7

Hi everyone,

Time for a change in the New Testament this week. I like to read Mark in one sitting. Once it only took 20 minutes. But then I am a monkey.

12 Feb: Exod 11:1 – 12:51; Psalm 21:1 – 7; Matt 27:11 – 27:44
13 Feb: Exod 13:1 – 14:31; Proverbs 4:20 – 27; Matt 27:45 – 27:66
14 Feb: Exod 15:1 – 16:36; Psalm 21:8 – 13; Matt 28:1 – 28:20
15 Feb: Exod 17:1 – 18:27; Psalm 22:1 – 11; Mark 1:1 – 1:28
16 Feb: Exod 19:1 – 20:26; Psalm 22:12 – 21; Mark 1:29 – 2:17
17 Feb: Exod 21:1 – 22:31; Proverbs 5:1 – 14; Mark 2:18 – 3:30
18 Feb: Exod 23:1 – 24:18; Psalm 22:22 – 31; Mark 3:31 – 4:29

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 6

Hi everyone,

We're really into the final stretch with Job this week. So if you've found it a stretch, just limber up one last time. Then we're back to the story and Exodus! As for Matthew, we approach the climax of his gripping tale. And it's a good'un.

5 Feb: Job 35:1 – 37:24; Proverbs 4:1 – 9; Matt 24:1 – 24:31
6 Feb: Job 38:1 – 40:2; Psalm 18:37 – 42; Matt 24:32 – 25:13
7 Feb: Job 40:3 – 42:17; Psalm 18:43 – 50; Matt 25:14 – 25:46
8 Feb: Exod 1:1 – 3:22; Psalm 19:1 – 6; Matt 26:1 – 26:30
9 Feb: Exod 4:1 – 6:12; Proverbs 4:10 – 19; Matt 26:31 – 26:46
10 Feb: Exod 6:13 – 8:32; Psalm 19:7 – 14; Matt 26:47 – 26:68
11 Feb: Exod 9:1 – 10:29; Psalm 20:1 – 9; Matt 26:29 – 27:10

Happy reading!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 5

Hi everyone!

We've finished Rung 1! Celebrate with this game starring my cousin. Post your high-score on the Facebook page. The winner gets a banana.

Now swing with me on Rung 2!

29 Jan: Job 11:1 – 14:22; Psalm 17:6 – 12; Matt 20:1 – 20:19
30 Jan: Job 15:1 – 18:21; Psalm 17:13 – 15; Matt 20:20 – 20:34
31 Jan: Job 19:1 – 21:34; Psalm 18:1 – 6; Matt 21:1 – 21:17
1 Feb: Job 22:1 – 24:25; Proverbs 3:21 – 35; Matt 21:18 – 21:32
2 Feb: Job 25:1 – 29:25; Psalm 18:7 – 15; Matt 21:33 – 22:14
3 Feb: Job 30:1 – 32:22; Psalm 18:16 – 24; Matt 22:15 – 22:46
4 Feb: Job 33:1 – 34:37; Psalm 18:25 – 36; Matt 23:1 – 23:39

If you've struggled a little bit with Job, then don't give up! Pour yourself a cup of tea, and read a great chunk. Don't worry too much about getting your head around everything that's being said (it'll only be repeated in the next chapter anyway!); just read it. You can't stop to worry too much about meaning on the MonkeyBars or you'll be dangling in Job all year. If you find all this fast reading a little unsettling, see this blog post to help get some perspective.

Enjoy!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 4

Hi there, my fellow monkeys! Only one week left till the end of Rung #1!

22 Jan: Gen 43:1 – 44:34; Psalm 13:1 – 6; Matt 15:10 – 15:39
23 Jan: Gen 45:1 – 47:12; Psalm 14:1 – 7; Matt 16:1 – 16:20
24 Jan: Gen 47:13 – 48:22; Proverbs 3:1 – 10; Matt 16:21 – 17:13
25 Jan: Gen 49:1 – 50:26; Psalm 15:1 – 5; Matt 17:14 – 18:9
26 Jan: Job 1:1 – 3:26; Psalm 16:1 – 11; Matt 18:10 – 18:35
27 Jan: Job 4:1 – 7:21; Psalm 17:1 – 5; Matt 19:1 – 19:15
28 Jan: Job 8:1 – 10:22; Proverbs 3:11 – 20; Matt 19:16 – 19:30

You might find it easier to read Job in bigger chunks. And imagine it's like a Shakespeare play. That's always helped me.

Enjoy it!
Monkey


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The MonkeyBar Challenge Week 3

Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying the readings as much as I am!
Here's the readings for Week #3.

15 Jan: Gen 31:1 – 31:55; Psalm 9:13 – 20; Matt 12:1 – 12:21
16 Jan: Gen 32:1 – 33:20; Proverbs 2:1 – 11; Matt 12:22 – 12:45
17 Jan: Gen 34:1 – 35:29; Psalm 10:1 – 11; Matt 12:46 – 13:17
18 Jan: Gen 36:1 – 37:36; Psalm 10:12 – 18; Matt 13:18 – 13:35
19 Jan: Gen 38:1 – 39:23; Psalm 11:1 – 7; Matt 13:36 – 13:58
20 Jan: Gen 30:1 – 41:40; Proverbs 2:12 – 22; Matt 14:1 – 14:21
21 Jan: Gen 41:41 – 42:38; Psalm 12:1 – 8; Matt 14:22 – 15:9

If you're starting to flag cos you realised its a bit difficult and you've still got most of the year to go, don't lose heart!

YOU CAN DO IT!! We can all do it together.

Happy reading.
Monkey