Daily Bible reading is very important to our spiritual growth. And joining together as a church to read the same passages on the same day is motivating and brings a spiritual dynamic into our friendships. We'd like to invite you to join us.
- Find a good translation that is easy for you to read. The English Standard Version (ESV) is one of the most accurate translations and retains much of the beauty of the familiar King James Version (KJV.) However, there are several other good contemporary versions for people of all ages and reading levels.
- When you miss a few days, don't try to go back and catch up. Establishing a daily habit of Bible reading serves us better in the long run instead of constantly struggling to keep up. Think of each day as a new opportunity to read the Bible together, regardless of what happened the day before.
- Be curious. Reading the Bible helps us understand the will of God for our lives. Pray before you start and read with this purpose in mind. You may want to take notes or spend a few minutes considering what was interesting to you in the day's reading. What did you learn? What questions did it provoke in your mind? If you reflect on the passage occasionally during the day, you're more likely to talk about it, and to remember those thoughts and questions when you read the next day's passage.
- Discuss it with a friend or find a partner. Your small group is a good place to share thoughts and questions about Scripture passages. Or choose a partner - you can encourage each other to keep up with the readings and then talk about what you are learning.
"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