2013 Bible Reading Initiative
“They asked each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?’” ~Luke 24:32
In his Easter 2013 message, Pastor Jim launched a Bible Reading Initiative for Christ Community Church. We want you to dig into the Bible daily and be equipped to study it effectively.
The first part of this initiative is for us all to be on the same Bible reading plan—to be reading the same verses on the same day. How? By getting on Scripture Union’s 5-year Bible reading plan through their Encounter with God booklet. Ways to get this:
- Pick it up at your campus during weekend services.
- Get it delivered to your home.
- Get in on your Kindle.
- Get it as a PDF eBook.
- Get it as a daily email.
Resources we recommend to best study, understand, and apply what you read in God’s Word:
- Pastor Jim Nicodem’s 4-book Bible Savvy set. This four book series provides a brief but comprehensive overview of the Bible for everyone from first-time readers to Bible study leaders. It covers the Bible’s storyline, formation, guidelines for interpretation, and steps for application.
- The Bible Savvy Blog. Pastor Jim blogs to help you move from text to life.
- Bible Message Videos. Watch or listen to Christ Community Church weekend messages that helped lead to the creation of Pastor Jim’s Bible Savvy series:
- People of the Book: A four-part series examining the essential role that Scripture plays in our lives.
- Context is Everything: In this teaching series, we study the importance of considering the historical, literary, theological, and immediate contexts while interpreting the Bible.
- Walk the Word: How do you apply the Bible to your life? This series will help you move from simply reading words on a page to living out the Bible's directives.
- Epic: A six-part series helping Christians use God’s road map to gain direction for your life.
- Online theology training on Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology
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