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Reading the Bible in 2018

Posted by Kevin Blalock on

Let’s read the Bible together (yes, all of it!) in 2018. 

There are numerous reasons to read the entirety of God’s Word regularly. Here are just a few:

  1. It is God’s Word: God has written a book through Spirit-Led men that tells us the true story of the whole world, who He is, and how to have a relationship with Him. If we believe the Bible really is this book, how could we not read it? 
  2. All Scripture is useful: We all have our favorite Scriptures that we turn to regularly, and this is a good thing. But the entire counsel of God’s Word is 66 books, written over thousands of years, that tell one coherent story. In order to continue to know God fully, we have to see and hear from Him from all of His Word. All Scripture is useful and profitable (2 Timothy 3: 16-17)
  3. It leads to growth and the blessed life: Christian maturity begins and happens as we learn first. We learn about God and His glorious gospel in His Word. It also leads to blessedness. This doesn’t mean blessedness in the sense of material prosperity. This means blessedness in knowing God, and the unceasing joy that he provides (in spite of our circumstances). Psalm 1 tells us this: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seats of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on this Law he meditates day and night.” Meditation on God’s Word requires reading (and memorizing!).

 The Bible is a great book, and the only completely true book! It tells the story of the creation of the world, the creation of man and woman, man and woman’s rebellion against God, God’s promise and faithfulness to his people, God’s dealings with his people up to and including the giving of His only Son to be the Savior of the world, the death and resurrection of His Son for His people, and how we are to live as the body of Christ, the church, until His return.

 Let’s read God’s word together in 2018. Below is a link to a Bible reading plan that gets you through the entirety of God’s Word in one year. Some of you may have read through God’s Word before, some of you might not have. This plan is nice because it is a 5-day a week plan, meaning you have to built in rest days, catch up days, etc.

5 Day Bible Reading Plan

 Each week, on Thursday afternoon, check back to the blog for a quick summary of the week’s reading. If you have another plan you like, stick with it. This is one that some of our staff will be doing this year.

 Regardless of what you do, regularly read God’s Word this year – it is life changing!!


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