Join Activate as we read through the entire New Testament in 2014!
As a ministry, it’s our desire to read the Word together so we can develop daily devotions with the Lord, grow in community by encouraging each other with what we read, and to learn more about who God is and how we are to live.
The structure is simple: read one chapter on every weekday. On the weekends, you can reflect on your reading or meditate on another passage; or if you miss a day, you can catch up!
We will start the New Testament reading plan on Monday, January 6. Make sure you save the graphics, and pick up a printed schedule to keep in your Bible!
As you read one chapter each day, here are some tips on how to draw close to the Lord through Bible reading:
- Pray. Ask that the Lord would minister to your heart and give you understanding as you read.
- Read slowly. The goal isn’t to rush through a chapter, but to draw close to the Lord.
- Read thoughtfully. What is the author trying to communicate to his first-century audience?
- Summarize. Think about the main point of the chapter. Consider how it relates to the rest of Scripture.
- Ask questions. Is there a command to follow? A promise to trust in? A truth about God?
- Clarify. For further understanding, use a study Bible, commentary, or ask a leader a question.
- Apply. Think of how you can personally apply the passage to your life.
- Pray. Thank the Lord and pray that you’d live out His Word through the Holy Spirit.
- Share. Consider how you would share the meaning of the chapter with someone else.
Here are some resources to help you dive deeper or answer questions about your daily reading:
Start is the perfect Bible for new believers or believers who want to learn more about their faith. Ideal for introducing new believers to the Bible, Start focuses on basic discipleship with articles and devotions on subjects including prayer, Bible study, church involvement, sharing your faith,
and discovering God’s will. Core biblical themes are introduced at basic levels of theological sophistication and presented in very simple language.
With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous new features—including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 new Bible character profiles, and 15 new topical articles. It also features a new glossary of key terms, more than 80 full-color maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive, colorful, and content-rich student Bible available today. Suited to high school and college students, the ESV Student Study Bible is also a versatile resource for anyone engaged in serious study of God’s Word.
Apologetics Study Bible for Students, Ed. by Sean McDowell
Like the acclaimed Apologetics Study Bible that has sold 115,000+ copies, the Apologetics Study Bible for Students will anchor younger Christians in the truths of Scripture by equipping them with thoughtful and practical responses for whenever the core issues of their faith and life are challenged.
A Popular Survey of the Net Testament by Norman Geisler
A Popular Survey of the New Testament is designed to help Christians enrich their understanding of New Testament people and events. Illustrated throughout with color photos, charts, and maps, and written in an easy, informal style, this survey is accessible and enjoyable to Christians of all backgrounds.
The MacArthur Bible Commentary by John MacArthur
The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout.
This reliable travel companion perfect for writings thoughts and passing notes has a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners acid free paper a bookmark an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.