The Men’s and Women’s Ministry at my church will be studying a teaching called Pure Love, which was written by my friend, Beth Barone, and has been taught in many countries all over the world. It is about how we have been designed by God, in His image and likeness, and how we suffer due to the brokenness of our world, and the sin that has marred our ability to live according to our design. When we reconnect with God through Jesus Christ, we can be restored and learn to live in health. In connection with my friend Beth who wrote the material, I wrote this daily reading plan to coincide with the Pure Love study. I will not reproduce the lessons on my blog – as I did not create this material – but I will post some of my reflections as we read these scriptures together. Feel free to read along and interact!

Here is the reading plan for the first 6 lessons, and then in March we will take a break and I will have a new reading list focused on Easter. We will pick back up with the last 6 of 12 lessons in April and May. Also, my church has a one-day women’s retreat on February 20, so that is a choose-your-own or catch up on reading day, if you are following along from somewhere else. Our studies are on Wednesdays, so each new lesson title is on a Wednesday.

Week 1: Understanding our Design
January 13 – Genesis 1
14 – Psalm 8
15 – Deuteronomy 6
16 – Exodus 20
17 – Mark 12
18 – 1 John 1
19 – 1 John 2

Week 2: Love is NOT optional
20 – 1 John 3
21 – 1 John 4
22 – 1 John 5
23 – 1 Corinthians 13
24 – John 15:1-17
25 – Romans 12
26 – Romans 8

Week 3: Enter Satan
27 – Genesis 3
28 – Matthew 4
29 – Isa. 14:1-23 & Ezek. 28:11-19
30 – Revelation 12
31 – Zechariah 1
February 1 – Zechariah 2
2 – Zechariah 3

Week 4: Satan Sets Up His Kingdom of Darkness
3 – John 10
4 – Luke 22:1-38
5 – 1 Peter 4
6 – 1 Peter 5
7 – 2 Timothy 2
8 – 2 Timothy 3
9 – 2 Timothy 4

Week 5: The Link between Value and Relationship
10 – Genesis 2
11 – Matthew 5
12 – Matthew 6
13 – Matthew 7
14 – Matthew 13
15 – Matthew 18
16 – Matthew 19
17 – John 8

Week 6: The Dictator’s Tools of Manipulation
and begin looking more at Jesus’ life… It is so clear that we need a savior!
18 – 2 Corinthians 10
19 – 2 Corinthians 11
20 – my church retreat day… why not plan your own one-day personal retreat today?
21 – 2 Corinthians 12
22 – Philippians 1
23 – Philippians 2
24 – Philippians 3
25 – Philippians 4
26 – Matthew 8
27 – Matthew 9
28 – Matthew 10
29 – Matthew 11