"... train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. " 1 Timothy 4:7-8
Are you paying attention to your spiritual growth? Attending to your relationship with God is the most important thing you can do!
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
EVERYONE CAN READ THE BIBLE!
Everyone can read the Bible! If you’re new to reading the Word or if you’re in need of a jump start, you’re not alone. Look below to find ways to read on your own or find a group that meets and study the Bible with others!
Bible Reading Plan Resources
The church followed this plan together from 2018-2019. Follow this link. You can save the link or print the sheet to keep track of what to read next.
Bible Gateway has a variety of reading plans (EG, Do you want to focus on the New Testament?) You can even sign up to have the daily readings emailed to you.
The Bible App This is a great resource for use on your phone. You can use one of their reading plans and daily mark off what you've completed. You can also use this app to LISTEN to the bible (NIV Listeners' Bible is quite nice) while you drive, exercise, or do chores.
This "old-school" method is my normal "Bible Reading Plan." A simple version of this might involve three bookmarks. You would place one in the Old Testament (Genesis?) one in the Gospels-Acts (Matthew?) and one in the Epistles (Romans.) Decide how much you'd like to read at a time and read that! You could read three times a day--a different section each time of day. I think this approach for two reasons: 1) I'm reading from different parts of the bible each day. 2) I can't really "get behind." It's not on a timetable. If I miss a day--(or more commonly for me, a time of day) I simply pick up where my bookmark is next time. There are no massive catch-up chunks. :-) Of course, if you need a list or box to check to keep you on track--this may not be for you.
But don't stop now!
Keep reading your bible!
I'd love to hear about your experience with God's Word. Send me an email. Shoot me a text. Or meet me for coffee or breakfast.
May God help us all to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. (see 2 Peter 3:18)
|The P3R Approach to Reading the Bible|
God wrote the Bible with you in mind. He wants you to understand it! Try these simple steps to help understand any passage in the Bible:
Some passages are easier to understand than others. That’s ok. If you’re puzzled by what you read, write down your questions. Ask someone who is familiar with the Bible to answer them or send an e-mail to our Pastor Randall. I’d love to wrestle with the text with you!
We would love to hear what God is doing in your life! To share what you’re reading and learning send us an email.