Year of the Bible
Research has proven time and again that God’s Word is the number one catalyst for spiritual growth and development. When people spend time reflecting on scripture for meaning in their life, it facilitates and promotes spiritual formation progression. They move from forming beliefs to allowing those beliefs to govern their behaviors. Jesus is the Word made human, and when we live by the guidance of scripture, our lives become conformed to Jesus Christ.
The Bible is inspired and communicates to us the thoughts of God. The book of Romans tells us that the key to spiritual transformation is the renewing of our minds. In other words, when our thinking becomes in harmony with God’s, our life takes on a new dimension. Our thinking is what guides our decisions and direction in life. That’s why the Psalmist declared that God’s Word is a light to our path and a lamp to our feet. This coming year, I hope that we will fall more in love with the scriptures than ever before and allow them to shape our destiny.
This year, each series we do will be from a book of the Bible, showing the relevance that scripture has even to twenty-first-century issues. The Bible is the inspired words of God, and its wisdom is ageless. The hope is to encourage all of us in this coming year to commit to developing a habit of spending time in God’s Word daily.
Jesus said those who hold to his teachings are his disciples. He said we would know the truth, and truth would set us free. The church’s primary mission is to make disciples; therefore, we will be providing guidance through the year to help each person grow in their skills of learning and applying the scriptures to their lives. From Bible reading plans to courses on developing disciplines of scriptural habits in God’s Word, we want to equip each person with tools to help them grow in their faith.
Bible Reading Plans
The One Year Bible
Daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs will guide you through God’s Word in one year.
52 Week Reading Plan
Read through with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: epistles, the law, history, Psalms, poetry, prophecy, and Gospels.
5 Day a Week Plan
This special Bible reading system allows you to read the entire Bible (or just the New Testament) in one year while only reading five times a week.
The History of the Bible
A brief history of the Bible by Pastor Ken Vance from August 18, 2013.