Bible Reading and Journaling
BIBLE READING PLANS
Many of our faith family us the same reading plan. It is helpful to walking through Scripture together through out the year. Today's reading is listed above. This is also available at the bottom of the home page, in the a file that you can print here or in bookmark form on the welcome table in the foyer at church.
If you would like to explore other reading plans you can find several here.
JOURNALING ON YOUR OWN
Join us as we read through the Bible together, allow God to speak to us, and learn how to pray His Word back to Him. Grab a Bible, a notebook, and a pen. Pick a place and a time (about 30 minutes; 15 minutes reading, 15 minutes journaling) each day to start a life long journey of learning to communicate with your Father!
*You can journal with other believers to hear from God together. See the bottom of the page for details
1. Read the passage of Scripture for the day
You can find at the top of the page, on the homepage of the website, or pick up a bookmark with the reading plan at church. If you follow this plan you will read/journal through the enitre Bible in a year.
2. Journal on the passage.
Using a notebook dedicated for your time with God, journal on one or two verses from the reading. The S.O.A.P. outline below will help you slow down and listen to God so you can pray with understanding and confidence in response to what He has shown you.
S.cripture: Slowly and carefully read through the day's chapters. Prayerfully consider a specific verse or two to focus on closely. Write out the verse(s) you chose word for word at the top page.
O.bservation: Next, write out your observations on this verse. What truth does it tell me about God, myself, and the world?
A.pplication: Then, write out how these truths apply to you. How should this truth change my live?
P.rayer: Finally, write out a prayer in response to what you have read, observed, and are seeking to apply. This prayer may include worship, confession, petition, and intercession.
When finished assign a title to your journal entry (i.e. "Nothing is Impossible with God!) then create a "Table of Contents on the first couple of pages to record the date, Scripture, title, and page# of each journal entry
DATE SCRIPTURE TITLE PAGE #
1/1 Luke 1:37 "Nothing is Impossible with God 1
"Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom!" Col. 3:16
One great way to grow closer to God and others is to journal with fellow believers. This takes about and hour (20 minutes reading, 20 minutes journaling, 20 minutes sharing/praying together). Hearing from God, sharing what you hear, and praying with others is a great way to start your day!