READING THE BIBLE TOGETHER
We are excited to be making the "Reading the Bible Together" program available on our website in 2019! This is a way for people or fellowships to read through the Bible in manageable monthly portions over a three-year period. Because all those taking part are reading the same passages simultaneously, they are able to talk together about what the Lord is saying to them through His Word. Some groups may also take the opportunity to meet monthly to discuss what they have discovered from the Bible that month!
The monthly schedule for readings is presented below, together with some questions that can be asked while reading each passage. From our recent class in Biblical Theology, we know that all the Scriptures point to Jesus in one way or another, so this is a really important focus to have as we read the Bible. Above all, God has promised to use His Word to accomplish His purposes in His children, and that is why we can be excited and expectant as we begin to Read the Bible Together!
Here are eight questions you can consider as you read each passage, along with a Scripture or two to show why it is Biblical to ask such questions:
- What did you learn about Jesus? (Luke 24:45-47, John 5:39)
- What did you learn about yourself? (James 1:23-24, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- How were you corrected and/or rebuked? (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- How do you feel you need to change to be a “person of God, adequate, equipped for every good work”? (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- What did you learn from the Scripture that will help you endure and be encouraged? (Romans 15:4)
- What did you learn that will teach you to do works of service to build up the church? (Ephesians 4:11-16)
- What have you learned that helps you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind? (Matthew 22:37-40)
- What has helped you love your neighbor as yourself? (Matthew 22:37-40)