We are starting a new venture during the month of June – to read the bible together (RBT for short). This is a reading scheme that was started in Mount Pleasant Church in Swansea and that a number of churches have taken up. It involves simply reading a book or books of the bible during the month and then coming together to discuss what has been read around a few helpful questions.
You can find more information on our special RBT page, and can download the reading plan and the question sheet.
Why not join us as we read God’s word and encourage one another to take it seriously?
In the sermons on Sunday (the first of 2011), I preached from Colossians 1 and Ephesians 4 and emphasised the need for us to be growing Christians (Col 1:10, Eph 4:15-16). One of the areas of growth is our knowledge of God through his word. If you don’t already do this, I want to encourage you to some systematic reading of God’s word, the bible. You can start at the beginning and plough on through to the end, of course, but most people find that approach quite difficult.
As an alternative, why not consider using a reading plan that helps give some structure to your reading and also gives variety. You can Google “bible reading plans” and will find plenty, but here are a couple of really helpful articles with links to some good plans to suit your timing and taste. Most will have a few sheets for you to print out and keep with your bible or some will use email or blog entries to guide you through.
Whatever you decide or however you do it, the important thing is to actually read God’s word and do so prayerfully, asking God to speak to you.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119 verse 11
Two very helpful articles:
Links to other plans:
This is linked from the other Gospel Coalition site above but is worth linking again: