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KNOW THE WORD of GOD

With the launch of our fall schedule in the midst of a pandemic, many of us have evaluated our lives and realize that healthy routines have fallen out the window. For those of us who are saved, hopefully this season has challenged us to reengage the spiritual disciplines (Prayer, Bible Reading, Scripture Reflection, Worship, fasting, etc.) of a disciple of Christ. For years, most of us struggle to find a good rhythm for reading the Bible, which is why we’re providing a New Testament Reading Plan that will cover the next 9 months. The benefit of this plan is that it will email you every morning our scripture for the day from the reading plan. During our Wednesday night Chapel, we will designate a time to read which text was set for that day, consider observations made from the scripture, reflect on its relevance in our lives, then spend some devotional time where we meditate, memorize, and pray over the word.

By subscribing to our reading plan, we will email you the specific reading for each day. You set the time of day that you would like the email and we take care of the rest.

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Forgive Missed Days!

This is the THE key for forming the habit of reading through the Bible on a reading plan: personal forgiveness for missing days.

You are right because of God's verdict, not your reading plan allegiance.

Your justification is from Christ through trusting him. Not through reading every chapter in your Bible reading plan. A broken man can read from his Bible reading plan 1 day, and miss 5, and consider it God's grace that he read it one day. A proud man beats himself up for missing 3 days, and then quits his plan or doubles up his resolution and seeks to accomplish his goals in the flesh. Be the broken man and keep going.

There's nothing wrong with skipping yesterday's chapters.

Acknowledge that there is nothing wrong with reading Genesis 12, 13, 14... missing 4 days... and then reading Genesis 20, 21, 22 without knowing what happens in between. Wouldn't you have just otherwise just opened the Bible to a place randomly without reading the preceding chapters anyway?

If you must know what happens, scan the section headings for a summary.

Don't worry: If you stay on a reading plan, you'll eventually read those skipped chapters.

Summary: no matter how many days you've missed, just start with today's reading. That's so much better than stressing out over how many days you've missed.

While many plans for memorizing Scripture are effective, a simple system has been provided in this plan. All you need is a pack of index cards and a committed desire to memorize God’s Word. It’s easy: write the reference of the verse on one side of the card and the text of the verse on the other. Focus on five verses at a time, and carry your pack of Scripture cards with you.

Throughout the day, whenever you have a few minutes, pull out your pack of Scripture cards and review them. Read the reference first, followed by the verse. Continue to recite the verse until you get a feel for the flow of the passage. When you are comfortable with the text, look only at the reference side of the card in order to test your recall.