Thank you for choosing to engage your relationship with your God and Creator, the One who knows you better than you even know yourself. When we are all connecting with God we are all better for it.
Our relationship with God is the greatest and most important relationship we will ever have. Having a healthy relationship with God is just like any other relationship we have in life - it requires regular communication for it to be healthy.
For us to experience the best relationship possible with God, we need to have regular rhythms of meeting with Him and listening to Him. We need to have regular habits of talking to Him and obeying what He calls us to, devoting our lives to knowing and following God.
As a church, we want to be a people who listen and respond to God on a daily basis. So we make space in our life for daily Devotional Time, or DTs. These DTs include a passage of scripture from the Bible that everyone in the church will be reading together. The Bible is God's Word that He has given to us so that we may hear from Him. There's no better place to start listening to God that through reading the Bible.
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The Bible is the most valuable thing this world affords. It is wisdom. It is the royal law. It is the very words of God. Our new devotional books include a New Testament reading plan with introductions to each book. Join us as we study the Bible daily. Purchase a book for $5 at your Sunday gathering!
Monday, February 12: Revelation 4
Tuesday, February 13: Revelation 5
Ash Wednesday, February 14: Psalm 1 and Psalm 8
Thursday, February 15: Psalm 10
Friday, February 16: Psalm 16 and Psalm 17
Saturday, February 17: Psalm 119:1-16
Sunday, February 18: Psalm 119:17-32
Monday, February 19: Psalm 18
Tuesday, February 20: Psalm 19
Wednesday, February 21: Psalm 22
Thursday, February 22: Psalm 23
Friday, February 23: Psalm 27 and Psalm 28
Saturday, February 24: Psalm 119:33-48
Sunday, February 25: Psalm 119:49-64
Monday, February 26: Psalm 31
Tuesday, February 27: Psalm 33
Wednesday, February 28: Psalm 37
Thursday, March 1: Psalm 40
Friday, March 2: Psalm 42 and Psalm 46
Saturday, March 3: Psalm 119:65-80
Sunday, March 4: Psalm 119:81- 96
Monday, March 5: Psalm 51
Tuesday, March 6: Psalm 63
Wednesday, March 7: Psalm 71
Thursday, March 8: Psalm 73
Friday, March 9: Psalm 77
Saturday, March 10: Psalm 119:97-112
Sunday, March 11: Psalm 119:113-128
Monday, March 12: Psalm 78
Tuesday, March 13: Psalm 84
Wednesday, March 14: Psalm 86
Thursday, March 15: Psalm 91
Friday, March 16: Psalm 95 and Psalm 96
Saturday, March 17: Psalm 119:129-136
Sunday, March 18: Psalm 119:129-136
Monday, March 19: Psalm 99 and Psalm 100
Tuesday, March 20: Psalm 103
Wednesday, March 21: Psalm 107
Thursday, March 22: Psalm 111 and Psalm 113
Friday, March 23: Psalm 116
Saturday, March 24: Psalm 119:137-144
Sunday, March 25: Psalm 119:145-152
Monday, March 26: Psalm 130 and Psalm 131
Tuesday, March 27: Psalm 139
Wednesday, March 28: Psalm 142 and Psalm 143
Thursday, March 29: Psalm 145
Friday, March 30: Psalm 146 and Psalm 150
Saturday, March 31: Psalm 119:153-160
Easter Sunday, April 1: Psalm 119:161-176
Here is an outline to use as we read the Bible together:
1. START off by writing the date and the scripture that you are reading at the top of your journal page. This acts as a reference point when you look back at your journal. It also acts as a source of accountability. Sometimes we think it has only been a day or two since we spent time in the scriptures but when we look at our journal we notice that it's actually been three weeks. Yikes!
2. KEY THOUGHT: Read the passage for the day a couple of times. Pray for insight as you meditate on what the passage says. In one or two sentences, write down what you see as the key thought of the passages that you read. Use your own words; imagine summing up what you just read to someone who has never read the Bible.
3. KEY VERSE: Write down the one or two verses, word for word, that grabbed your attention or maybe sums up the passage you just read. This does two things: it causes you to meditate on those verses and it helps you begin to memorize those verses when you write them down.
4. KAIROS: Every time we spend time in God's Word, we should have a kairos moment. Most definitely, there will be times where we hear His voice much louder that others.
- Repent: Write down in a sentence, what is God saying to me? What is He asking me to start, stop, know, or change?
- Believe: Write down in a sentence, what am I going to do in response to what God has told me?
5. PRAYER: Surprisingly, the goal of spending time in God's Word is not to simply read the scripture but to pray the scripture. Based upon the text and what God has spoken to you, write out a prayer to God, like a letter to Him. You could ask Him for wisdom and courage to follow through with what He has asked of you, seek forgiveness for times that you haven't been obedient, or simply pray through the scripture.
As you read various passages from all over the Bible, it's important to remember the context. We always need to pay attention to what is going on around the passage we are reading and be careful not to disconnect a few verses from the whole message of a section of scripture. Understanding the meaning of a verse has to come from understanding the meaning of the entire passage.
To the right, we have provided a schedule of scripture to walk through each week. We encourage you to take Sundays to rest, connect with God, and reflect on what you have read over the past week, along with the kairos moments you have experienced.
We pray that your DTs bring you closer to God and allow you to hear His voice more clearly than ever before.