Let's read 1 chapter a day of the story of Jesus
We talk about these chapters each week at our CREATE events, and learn from God and each other as we share what God is enabling us to create with Him.
For about the time it takes to read a blog article, would you make time each day to connect with the creator of the world and re-creator of your life?
Current Plan (6/10/17): The New Testament in 9 months
We have two ways you can access our daily readings. We can email them to you every day or we can send you a link to sync the readings to your calendar. Or we can do both!
As you read on your own or with your family or group, ask and answer the questions below. The last two are extra important.
Answer these 5 questions to stop screwing up the Bible
The Bible is an amazing book, but we read it wrong when we fail to ask the following 5 common sense questions:
1. What's happening?
What's the story? Characters? Setting? Who is talking? Who is listening?
2. What did it mean or look like to them?
3. What else Does the Bible say about it?
4. What is God saying to you about it?
Write it down in a journal or use a journal app.
5. What are you going to do about it?
How can you start right now?
Think about a brick and a rock
In Luke 6 we are told about a wise man who, by hearing God’s word, built a house BRICK by BRICK.
By putting God’s word into practice, he built on a ROCK foundation instead of sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet he did not fall, because he had put God’s words into practice.
Imagine you are reaching out your hand to pick up a brick. We receive a brick when we read the Bible or hear someone teach about God. It's up to us to decide what to do with this brick. I admit that there are times when I have dropped it, tried to build on sand, thrown it back at the teacher, left it neglected and in my way, and even heaved it at someone else!
However, when we choose to put the things we learn into practice, we place that brick on a foundation of rock. We build our lives with God in a wise, not foolish, way.
So, as you read each chapter, it's up to you. What will you do with your brick?