Welcome to our 2019 Bible Reading Plan!
We are excited to read through the Bible together as a Faith Family and to allow the Holy Spirit to transform us in the process! While a majority of Americans respect the Bible, very few actually read it. According to a Gallup survey, 82% of Americans believe “God helps those who help themselves,” is a Bible verse. Another survey revealed a majority of participants believed Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple.
What are we going to do about this increasing crisis of biblical illiteracy? Well, it starts at home. We are providing a Bible Reading Plan for Singles, Students, Children, Adults, Parents, Grandparents, Husbands, Wives, Father and Mothers to read or listen to the Bible at home.
At our weekly worship gatherings, we are committed to teaching the Bible, pure and simple; not our opinions, the latest self-help technique or the gospel according to America, Oprah, or the Kardashians. We believe that the Holy Spirit of God was working through the biblical writers in a unique way to inspire the truth contained in the Bible. May we, as a Faith Family, learn and practice the art of saturating our lives with the Written (Bible) and Living (Jesus) Word of God allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us more into the likeness of Jesus every day!
Sunday Track & Through the Bible Track
In this Bible Reading Plan, you will notice we have 2 different tracks. People can choose to do either one of them or both.
The Sunday Track has significantly less reading. This will allow us to slow down and marinate in some books of the Bible. It also allows people to participate in a Bible Reading Plan without feeling overwhelmed with all the reading! The Sunday Track will be the same text we teach from on our Sunday Morning worship gatherings.
The Through the Bible Track consist of 2 chapters (usually) a day and will alternate between Old and New Testament books. This allows for people in our Faith Family to read through the entire Bible in 2 years and learn of God’s faithfulness to people through the storyline of the Bible from beginning to end…even unto us today!
As you open your Bible each day, we encourage you to journal about what you are reading and what God is saying to you through His Word. Any notebook that allows you ample space for each day will work well. The steps below are taken from the Life Journal developed by Wayne Cordeiro and Life Resources.
Step 1: Find the scripture for today in the Bible Reading Plan.
Step 2: Read the passage with an open heart.
Step 3: Turn to a fresh page in your notebook. After writing the date & a title for the day, journal in each of these categories:
S, for Scripture - Write down a verse or passage that particularly spoke to you.
O, for Observation - What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words.
A, for Application - Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or correction for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
P, for Prayer - This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.