READING THE WORD OF GOD

“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (LB)

How often should I read God’s Word? DAILY

“(The Scriptures) shall be his constant companion. He must read from it everyday of his life so that he will learn to respect the Lord his God by obeying all of his commands.”
Deuteronomy 17:19 LB

Create a HABIT

“... You have put off the old self with its HABITS, and have put on the new self ... which God is continually renewing in his own image, to bring you to a full knowledge of himself.” Colossians 3:9-10 (LB)

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE
S.O.A.P.

 scripture | observation | application | prayer 

Scripture

Open to a passage of scripture from our reading plan and read it over a couple of times.

Observation

Take time to write down any observations from the passage of scripture that you have just read. Ask: What did it mean to the original hearers? Then ask: What is the underlying timeless principle?

Application

From the observation make a personal application. Ask: How could I practice that principle?

Prayer

Take 5 minutes to pray over the passage you read and the applications to your life.

BIBLE READING PLAN

OCTOBER
Sun 8               Malachi 3:6-12, Mark 12:13-17, Romans 13:1-7
Sun 15             John 1-2
Sun 22                   John 3-4
Sun 29                   John 5-6

NOVEMBER
Sun 5               John 7-8
Jun 12             John 9-10
Jun 19            
John 11-12
Jun 26             John 13-14

DECEMBER
Sun 3               John 15-16
Sun 10             John 17-18
Sun 17             John 19-20
Sun 24             Luke 1:26-2:40, Matthew 1:18-25
Sun 31             John 21

 

OCTOBER
Sun 8               Malachi 3:6-12, Mark 12:13-17, Romans 13:1-7

Sun 15             John 1-2
Sun 22                John 3-4
Sun 29                John 5-6

 

 

NOVEMBER
Sun 5               John 7-8

Jun 12             John 9-10
Jun 19            
John 11-12

Jun 26             John 13-14

DECEMBER
Sun 3               John 15-16

Sun 10             John 17-18
Sun 17             John 19-20
Sun 24             Luke 1:26-2:40, Matthew 1:18-25
Sun 31             John 21

 

DECEMBER
Sun 3               John 15-16

Sun 10             John 17-18
Sun 17             John 19-20
Sun 24             Luke 1:26-2:40, Matthew 1:18-25
Sun 31             John 21