Join Us in Reading the Bible

The Saint Lucas family is reading through the Psalms twice in 2020.  Please join in! 

We are focusing on one specific Psalm per month. We are encouraged to spend extra time reading, studying, thinking about, and meditating on this one Psalm. At the end of the year, we will know 12 Psalms really well. New study tips and resources are provided every week. 

In addition, we are reading one Psalm per day, six days per week. The reading schedule is listed below and sent in a weekly email on Monday mornings. (Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you want your email added to the list.) 

Psalm Journals are available from the church office for $5. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 414-483-9122)


The Psalm of the month for August is Psalm 103. 

King David, at a low point in his life, reminds himself (and us) of all the irrevocable work that God has done for his people in history, and in doing so David’s heart (and ours) is moved from despair to gratitude. 

 

Suggested Activities for the week:  Aug. 3-8:

Memorize verses 1-5.

In his introduction to the book “Life Without Lack,” Dallas Willard describes Psalm 103 as an exuberant celebration of God’s sufficiency and abundant goodness. How might you exuberantly celebrate God’s tender care for you?

Consider the sermon “The Lord Deserves More than a Card” from St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weston, WI.

*List the benefits that David encourages the reader to remember in verses 3-6. Spend time thinking about which benefit appeals to you the most? Why? Praise God daily for the blessings he showers upon you.

Aug. 10-15:

Memorize verses 6-14.

*Psalm 103:11-13 gives visuals of how God responds to us. Which picture is your favorite? Why?

*In view of God’s mercy and grace toward us, what could you do today to give that same mercy and grace toward someone you know? What impact do you think bringing grace into the situation would have?

Aug. 17-22:

Memorize verses 15-19.

*Make two columns on a piece of paper. Read through the Psalm and in one column write down some of the qualities of God that are given. Read through the Psalm again and in the other column write down the qualities of man that are given. What does this make you appreciate the most about the relationship God wants to have with you?

Aug. 24-29:

Memorize verses 20-22.

Consider taking a media fast. Plan to deliberately avoid all news and social media for a specific period of time. Fill the time you would have spent scrolling with scripture reading, meditating, or intentionally enjoying nature.

*If we were to bless the Lord with all that is within us (vs. 1) and in all places of His dominion (vs. 22) how would that impact us?

Related music to enjoy:

“Bless the Lord, O My Soul” by Esther Mui

“10,000 Reason” by Matt Redmond

 

*These questions adapted from: http://www.insightsbiblestudy.org/uploads/1/2/8/5/12854390/ibs_psalm_103_72.pdf


 

Aug. 3-8, 2020

Monday Psalm 31

Tuesday Psalm 32

Wednesday Psalm 33

Thursday Psalm 34

Friday Psalm 35

Saturday Psalm 36

 

Aug. 10-15, 2020

Monday Psalm 37

Tuesday Psalm 38

Wednesday Psalm 39

Thursday Psalm 40

Friday Psalm 41

Saturday Psalm 42

 

Aug. 17-22, 2020

Monday Psalm 43

Tuesday Psalm 44

Wednesday Psalm 45

Thursday Psalm 46

Friday Psalm 47

Saturday Psalm 48

 

 Aug. 24-29, 2020

Monday Psalm 49

Tuesday Psalm 50

Wednesday Psalm 51

Thursday Psalm 52

Friday Psalm 53

Saturday Psalm 54

 

 

It’s not too late to jump into the daily readings and monthly Psalm study. Simply start where we are!