Join us as we read through the Bible together as a congregation in 2017-2018. We will be going through a Two Year Bible Reading Plan. With this plan, you will read 2 chapters per day – one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament or Psalms. This plan will take you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice over a two-year period. Our goal is not to simply get through the Bible, but to truly hear God speak through His word.
We want to encourage you not to hurry. God speaks in a still, small voice, but He is speaking. Take your time and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. God’s word will shine a light on your life, and will empower, equip, and encourage you for what each day brings. (Hebrews 4:12; II Timothy 3:16-17) As a church let’s R.E.A.P. a harvest from God’s word and grow closer to Him. The R.E.A.P. process is a good approach to study the scriptures.
R ead : Read the passage of scripture for the day. What is God saying to the people in the passage? What is the context? What does it mean? What do you find meaningful?
E xamine : What are your thoughts on the passage? Write down a summary of what you have examined. Put it in your own words.
A pply : In light of this scripture, what does God want you to believe, and do? How does it apply to your work, marriage, parenting, finances, relationships, etc…? What will you need to change in how you believe or think? Write down what God is asking you to apply.
P ray : Write a prayer based on what you’ve learned and heard from God. If needed, repent and ask for forgiveness. Ask the Holy Spirit to renew your mind and enable you to work the truth you have learned into your life.
If you haven’t started at the beginning with us, please find today’s date on and begin there. We’d love to have you join us through this Adventure in God’s Word!
Bible Virtuosity: A 24-day plan for beginners
virtuosity (vir·tu·os·i·ty) – the ability or skill of a person in a particular field
This online course will give learners the skills necessary to read the Bible with understanding so the reading is rewarding and leads to personal growth. Short videos with hands-on examples will help students begin the habit of daily Bible reading and journaling. Students will gain practical methods they can apply immediately. Included with this course is a guided, 24-day reading challenge.
Students will be able to…
• Read the Bible with understanding and for personal growth
• Practice Bible reading and journaling as a daily habit
• Journal using the R.E.A.P. method
• Select resources to support their Bible reading
Who should take this course?
This course is for those who are new to the Bible or those who do not have a daily habit of Bible reading with journaling.
How do I begin?
The course is hosted in an online learning community Udemy. Register for a free account and you can begin the course.
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