We believe that the bible is the authoritative, infallible, revelatory, word of God (2 Tim 3:16). It is the primary way, through the power of the Holy Spirit, that God continues to reveal himself and his plan of salvation in Jesus to a fallen world. Simply put, the bible is all about Jesus (John 5:39).
Why must we, as Christians, spend regular time reading and meditating on the word of God?
- Do you want to know and understand the grand story of redemption that you are a part of? Read His word.
- Do you want to grow closer in relationship to the God who has saved you by grace alone in Jesus? Read His word.
- Do you want to hear God speak to you and have Him guide you in your life of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? Read His word.
- Do you want to know the comfort of God’s deep love in Jesus as you face the daily trials of life in a fallen world? Read His word.
- Do you want to know the gospel? Read His word.
Do you want help reading the bible? Below are a number of things that will help you in reading the bible and setting aside regular time to read the bible.
Firstly, watch this short clip by Dr. Michael Horton on how to read the bible.
Secondly, check out the various videos produced by The Bible Project. These videos give great overviews of various themes in the bible, and each of the different books of the bible, helping you understand how the bible fits together as one big story.
You can watch their videos on Youtube here, or on their website here. Below is a clip introducing their bible reading plan which you can download by clicking the link below. The reading plan will take you through the bible in a year and helpfully tells you when to watch one of the videos they have made.
The Bible Project Reading Plan – To download click here.
Finally, below are links to two other bible reading plans you may like to consider using. Click on the links to download.
- New Testament Reading Plan – This plan will guide you in reading through the New Testament in one year. This may be a good place to start if you would like something less demanding as there are only 5 readings planned for each week.
- Discipleship Journal Reading Plan – This plan is great as it breaks up your reading into the four key sections of the bible – Old Testament narrative and prophets, Wisdom, Gospels, and the New Testament letters. This way you can read at your pace – read the entire bible in one year; or, read the gospels and wisdom one year and the other two categories the next year.
As you read the word of God we pray that God “may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” (Eph 1:17)