The Bible

READING THE BIBLE

JUST 10 MINUTES A DAY

You can spare that, right? Reading the Bible for just 10 minutes a day can change the rest of your days. It will bring you hope, encouragement, guidance, and practical advice on the every day issues you’re facing. The Bible is relevant to everyone, everywhere, at any time.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. ~2 Timothy 3:16

READING PLAN

Each year we make a commitment to spend time in God’s Word each day. To help us do that, we follow the One Year Bible Reading Plan. Download it below, or follow along in YouVersion, a free Bible app. We encourage you to join us and follow along. It’s never too late to start!

 

 

JOURNALING

Journaling is a great way to record your year through the Bible. It will help in two important ways. First, writing down a few sentences on what you just read will help you to organize your thoughts on the scripture and help commit what you learned that day to memory. Second, journaling will serve as a permanent reminder of what God has taught you throughout the year. There are many ways to journal, but here is one quick, effective way that uses the acrostic S.O.A.P.

Scripture

Take time while reading to allow God to speak to you. Highlight or underline the verses that stand out. When you are done, reread the verses you marked, look for one that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.

Observation

Focus in on one story or passage from the days reading and observe what it says. What is happening in the text? What is the author saying? Answer the question what does the passage actually say? not what does it meant to me?

Application

How does what you read and observe apply to your life right now? Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.

Prayer

Ask God to help you use this scripture, or ask for 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! Then, write it down.

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