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What is ‘Ordinary Time’?

‘Ordinary Time’ is the season following Eastertide.  

Beginning with Pentecost, the day that the Holy Spirit was given to the followers of Jesus Christ (Acts 2), Ordinary Time is oriented around the Spirit’s work in the people of God: the Church.  Where the first half of the Christian year is focused on the person and work of Jesus, Ordinary Time marks the latter half of the year, focusing on the Church.  

These readings are designed to prompt our thoughts and actions in walking with the Spirit as the people of God in this needy world.

How Should I Read?

We read the Bible to hear the words of God, to know the ways of God, and to foster a heart for God.  There are three primary questions that should be asked as you read each passage:

  1. What do I see?  
  2. What does it mean?
  3. What difference does this make?

Asking these questions helps to develop a clear understanding of what the Bible says, what the meaning of it is, and how it will impact the daily course of your life.  

Blessings as you read and grow closer to God.