2023 READING PLAN & RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD THE “ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PACKET” HERE!

 

There is nothing more powerful in a believer’s life than prayerfully reading and intentionally applying the Word of God (the Bible) to daily life. To help with this we will be providing a reading plan (downloadable at the link below in blue) that will allow us to go on this journey together. Every Sunday Pastor Matt will preach on a portion of the previous week’s readings.

 

But reading the Bible isn’t the end goal. The bigger goal is to glorify God by abiding in Him so that what we read can take root in our hearts and transform our lives. To that end, you are encouraged to add to your reading both prayer and journaling.

 

In the above mentioned packet you’ll find instructions “On Prayer Cards & Journaling.” In it you will read about prayer cards. You can pick up Prayer Cards on Sundays, from the church office or download and print them from the packet.

 

Also, in the “On Prayer Cards & Journaling” instructions you read about the list of Scriptures you can use to fill out your prayer card. These are provided by the seeJesus ministry’s A Praying Life by Paul Miller. Click the link below to download the Scriptures handout below…

 

DOWNLOAD THE “SCRIPTURE FOR PRAYER CARDS” HANDOUT HERE!

 

Here’s a few other tips that will help you along the way…

  • Pick a time of day and for how long you will spend reading and journaling (you’ll probably need a minimum of 15 minutes).
  • Pick a place you will do you your reading, journaling, and praying. A consistent and quite place will help set the tone, allowing you to focus in on the task at hand.
  • Make sure your Bible, journal, writing utensil, and reading plan are easily accessible. A good idea would be to leave them in the same place you’ve chosen to do your reading so you don’t waste time looking for them.
  • Use a good study Bible such as the Zondervan NIV Study Bible, ESV Study Bible, or CSB Study Bible. Each of these cost about $25-35. If you cannot afford one we will give you one for free! Just contact the church office.
  • Have a reading partner who can help you be accountable for reaching the goal, discuss what you are reading and learning, and someone you can encourage through this process.
  • Decide now to never beat yourself up for missing one day, but also to never miss two days in a row. If you do get way behind don’t panic and don’t quit! Simply pick up on the reading for the day then, when you have time, catch up on what you missed. You can also download the YouVersion Bible App and listen to the Scriptures as you drive or exercise! This is a great way to catch up.

Resources for Reading & Understanding the Bible…