Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a great night last night. Loud or quiet.
I’m preaching on reading this Sunday and you might guess that I’ll commend the Bible as a book to read. But I would also commend reading the Bible through in a year. There are several plans recommended and described at Justin Taylor’s blog. So click over there and select a reading plan and enjoy. Before you pick up any other book to read this year, pick up the Bible and enjoy God.
*Addition by Kim – I really think that we should do this as a church. Most of us make New Year’s Resolutions, and rarely does it include anything spiritual. I challenge all of us to pick 1-2 people, or even your small group, and hold each other to reading our Bibles on a consistent basis. It helps you to stick with it and have someone to share how God is teaching you or challenging you. Reading it through in a year is great, but if it takes you longer then fine – just read it! So often do we reflect on the closing year and wish that the coming year would be better and more glorifying to Christ. I promise that if you choose to make a commitment to reading the entire Bible this coming year, God will reveal so much more and your contentment in Jesus Christ will abound. If you forget to read and get off the schedule, don’t quit – pick up where you left off!
Here are some additional reading plans from heartlight.org.