Dear brothers and sisters,
I whole-heartedly believe that Christians not only must, but get to participate in the privilege of reading the Word of God. Amen? I also am a fan of Bible reading plans that take the reader through the whole Bible in a year. As a pastor, I am also a realist. Too many believers have the well-meaning idea to cram in four chapters a day and read through the Word beginning Jan. 1, only to forget a day here or there or get bogged down in Leviticus [I have, too!]. Once this happens many us know what happens next: we quit reading.
For this reason I have begun an ambitious plan of producing a weekly guide for personal and family devotions. It has a realistic length for reading, some questions for consideration/discussion, prayer requests, as well as the song of the month. The plan begins by reading through the Psalms, one at a time. I pray that all of us will take up this plan and read through the Word together, as individuals, couple, families, and as a congregation. I also encourage you to keep each other accountable by discussing the week’s reading with a partner or another family to make the most of it.
Every Lord’s Day next to the bulletins you will find a small folded booklet with the coming week’s readings [Monday-Saturday]. Here are .pdf copies for download to your mobile device or printing.
Also, in recent evening services I have preached on reading the Word. Here are three sermons for your edification:
“A Love of the Word” http://www.sermonaudio.
“How Should I Read the Word?” http://www.sermonaudio.
“Reading the Bible” http://www.sermonaudio.
If you have any questions or ideas, please let me know.
— Pastor Danny