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June 21
2 Kings 1:1-2:25
Acts 13:42-14:7
Psalm 139:1-24
Proverbs 17:19-21 

June 22
2 Kings 3:1-4:17
Acts 14:8-28
Psalm 140:1-13
Proverbs 17:22 

June 23
2 Kings 4:18-5:27
Acts 15:1-35
Psalm 141:1-10
Proverbs 17:23 

June 24
2 Kings 6:1-7:20
Acts 15:36-16:15
Psalm 142:1-7
Proverbs 17:24-25 

June 25
2 Kings 8:1-9:13
Acts 16:16-40
Psalm 143:1-12
Proverbs 17:26 

June 26
2 Kings 9:14-10:31
Acts 17:1-34
Psalm 144:1-15
Proverbs 17:27-28 

June 27
2 Kings 10:32-12:21
Acts 18:1-22
Psalm 145:1-21
Proverbs 18:1 

June 28
2 Kings 13:1-14:29
Acts 18:23-19:12
Psalm 146:1-10
Proverbs 18:2-3 

June 29
2 Kings 15:1-16:20
Acts 19:13-41
Psalm 147:1-20
Proverbs 18:4-5 

June 30
2 Kings 17:1-18:12
Acts 20:1-38
Psalm 148:1-14
Proverbs 18:6-7

Read the Bible in a year

New Life begins in the Dark
Stumbling around in darkness can cause doubt, fear, and uncertainty.  I don’t know of anyone who enjoys feeling around and using all of their senses seeking to make sense of their surroundings.  Most of the time, eventually, in the dark, most of us find our bearings and take our first few uncertain steps in the direction we need to go.  Being in the dark is so hard.

AND, new life begins in the dark.  Whether the darkness of the womb, or in Genesis 1 before creation, or in the dark empty tomb on that first Easter morning.  New life begins in the dark.  Thus, new paths for the future, as individuals and as the church, begin in the dark as well.  The first few steps are shuffling in the darkness until our eyes and other senses adjust and we take a few tentative steps in one direction.

I was reminded of this truth at Monday Bible study a few weeks ago.  One of the participants shared a passage of Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark, that I just paraphrased above.  Over the past few weeks, as I think about our life as a congregation, I’ve returned to this idea of darkness again and again.  We are learning to walk in the dark. In the nearly two years that I’ve been at Crossroads, we have been feeling our way around, making use of all of our senses to get our bearings.  We’ve expressed our fears, our hopes, our grief, and our excitement. 

As we enter this third year together, I sense that it’s time to intentionally take some steps towards our future.  It’s time to share with one another visions of what being followers of Jesus as Crossroads, in this community, at this time can look like.  This month, on June 16 & 17 after worship, your congregational leadership will begin to share what we believe new life can look like.  We plan to begin by sharing the hopes and fears and grief and excitement so many of you expressed in writing during the Season of Easter.  And then, we want to share some exciting new possibilities of what can become in the future.

The first few steps into anything new are unsteady and wobbly.  Think about how the first few pedals of a bike are the most wobbly until momentum can be gained.  With a bit of momentum, stability and direction increase, and a bike pedals so much more easily.  We are hopeful as we lean into Crossroads’ future.  We are excited to share with you some ideas of what can come.  We can all take these steps together, led by the One who calls us out of the darkness into the light of what is to come!
Peace and hope to you, and for you,
Pr. Adam

June 1
2 Samuel 18:1-19:10
John 20:1-31
Psalm 119:153-176
Proverbs 16:14-15 

June 2
2 Samuel 19:11-20:13
John 21:1-25
Psalm 120:1-7
Proverbs 16:16-17 

June 3
2 Samuel 20:14-21:22
Acts 1:1-26
Psalm 121:1-8
Proverbs 16:18 

June 4
2 Samuel 22:1-23:23
Acts 2:1-47
Psalm 122:1-9
Proverbs 16:19-20 

June 5
2 Samuel 23:24-24:25
Acts 3:1-26
Psalm 123:1-4
Proverbs 16:21-23 

June 6
1 Kings 1:1-53
Acts 4:1-37
Psalm 124:1-8
Proverbs 16:24 

June 7
1 Kings 2:1-3:2
Acts 5:1-42
Psalm 125:1-5
Proverbs 16:25 

June 8
1 Kings 3:3-4:34
Acts 6:1-15
Psalm 126:1-6
Proverbs 16:26-27 

June 9
1 Kings 5:1-6:38
Acts 7:1-29
Psalm 127:1-5
Proverbs 16:28-30 

June 10
1 Kings 7:1-51
Acts 7:30-50
Psalm 128:1-6
Proverbs 16:31-33 

June 11
1 Kings 8:1-66
Acts 7:51-8:13
Psalm 129:1-8
Proverbs 17:1 

June 12
1 Kings 9:1-10:29
Acts 8:14-40
Psalm 130:1-8
Proverbs 17:2-3 

June 13
1 Kings 11:1-12:19
Acts 9:1-25
Psalm 131:1-3
Proverbs 17:4-5 

June 14
1 Kings 12:20-13:34
Acts 9:26-43
Psalm 132:1-18
Proverbs 17:6 

June 15
1 Kings 14:1-15:24
Acts 10:1-23
Psalm 133:1-3
Proverbs 17:7-8 

June 16
1 Kings 15:25-17:24
Acts 10:24-48
Psalm 134:1-3
Proverbs 17:9-11 

June 17
1 Kings 18:1-46
Acts 11:1-30
Psalm 135:1-21
Proverbs 17:12-13 

June 18
1 Kings 19:1-21
Acts 12:1-23
Psalm 136:1-26
Proverbs 17:14-15 

June 19
1 Kings 20:1-21:29
Acts 12:24-13:15
Psalm 137:1-9
Proverbs 17:16 

June 20
1 Kings 22:1-53
Acts 13:16-41
Psalm 138:1-8
Proverbs 17:17-18