Psalm 119:105 tells us that the Word of God is lamp for our feet and a light for our path. God’s Word nourishes our soul in ways that nothing else can. It is probably safe to say that we all want to read our Bibles more, but we often get lost in bizarre rituals and endless genealogies. Sometimes, we simply don’t know where to start.

As a young Scottish pastor once said, “Prudence would suggest that if you want your people to read the Bible more faithfully, then you need a plan.”

I know that sometimes embarking on a journey to do something challenging is often better with friends, so I thought I would invite you to come along with me.  I thought it would be great for us to do this together!
Our 2022 Bible Reading Plan is titled “One Story That Leads to Jesus.” It will be available digitally through the Bible App (see link below) as well as a physical copy you can download and print (see link below and I will have copies available at the church).

We also have a church Facebook group where we can discuss what we are reading, give encouragement and share prayer requests.  The link to that group is also below.

This journey together begins January 10th!

This plan takes you through the entire Bible in one year. You’ll read two or three chapters a day and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealogies and census information.

Meditate on the Psalms
Each day’s reading includes a Psalm upon which you can meditate and pray. By the end of the reading plan, you’ll have prayed through the book of Psalms two and a half times.

Every time you begin reading a new book of the Bible, you’ll be directed you to a short animated video on The Bible Project website. These videos will outline the book’s design and overall message to put your reading in context. In addition to these overview videos, you’ll also find helpful theme videos that explore several topics covered in the reading plan.

This can be a significant year of spiritual growth for you if you will dedicate yourself to the reading of the Bible. That means you have to persevere and even overcome discouragement. Don’t quit if you fall behind or even miss a week or two. Just pick right back up where the schedule is and begin anew.

The most important decision you can make about Bible study is the one you can make right now: I will do this. I will not quit. I will not give up. I’m in it for the duration. This year will be the year I set the habit of regularly reading the Bible. Make that determination, set your heart, and let’s look forward to a great year of reading and understanding the Bible!

I am so excited for us to embark on this journey together through the Word of God!

Join the Digital Reading Plan

Download Physical Reading Plan

Church Facebook Group

Ben Beckner
Lead Pastor
Wray Church of the Nazarene

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