This is the beginning of our journey through the Bible in a year program. The following are some suggestions on things you can look for when going through each week's readings: Take notes as you go so you can post your comments at the end of the week.
- general/specific comments
- something you learned or sticks out in your mind
- questions/things you don’t understand
- how to apply something in the text to us today
My responsibility is to have a new post up discussing each week's reading by Saturday or Sunday at the latest.
My hope is to have us all be reading from the Bible every day. Even if you do not read the full suggested passage you are still encouraged to read and comment each week. If you come across this blog after the readings have started, you can start from the beginning and catch up or jump to the latest week's posting if you like.
If you have not read through the entire Bible before now is the time to start. If you read through the Bible before one or more times and find it difficult to motivate yourself then I encourage participation in the discussion and comments. Another thing that may help as you read is to look for a particular topic or theme that you would like to know more about. For example, what does the Bible say about the nature of God, or what does it say about your purpose, why were you created etc.
It will be difficult to read without our past bias but try to read each section with an open mind.
Ask God for wisdom and understanding as you read. Ask Him to show you what He wants you to know as you read.
Do you find it easy or difficult to read / study the Bible?
What helps keep you motivated in reading it?