Terrie and I began reading the Bible through on January 1, 2013. Our goal is to complete the Genesis through Revelation reading in 90 days. This is our fifth year to read the Bible completely through on the same schedule. Reading the Bible through at this pace really helps us see the continuity of God’s story. So we invite you to read along with us. When you have “ah-ha” moments with God’s word please share them with us.
The morning sermons during January will be from 1 John. Reading 1 John during the week will help you get the most out of the messages. In the evenings during January and February we will take a look at the greatest week in history as reported by Luke. Reading Luke 19:28—24:53 weekly will help you connect with the story.
When it comes to personal spiritual growth there can be no substitute to reading the Bible. Other readings are important and often help us understand the Scriptures as people share their insights. But when we read the Bible under the influence of the Holy Spirit we have direct access to the mind of God who reveals himself through the Scriptures. Consistent personal spiritual growth requires a daily infusion of God’s Word.
May we be able to say with the Psalmist, “I have hidden you word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Psa 119:11, NIV84). The Bible, we must read it in order to live it.