2021 New Year, New Testament —Bible Reading Challenge
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8 NLT)
What better way to start the new year than with a new commitment to the Word of God? Could anything be more transforming?
But if you live in life-union with me and if my words live powerfully within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. (John 15:7 TPT)
Let’s do this together! Starting January 4, we will embark on a journey through the New Testament. It’s a small commitment, minutes a day, Monday through Friday. In 2021, we will be reading the New Living Translation, written in direct yet eloquent modern English.
Reading a new translation helps us to see familiar verses in a new light—sure to initiate some great conversations! It's a great way to "climb up and see the same mountain from another side," as Pastor Jennifer likes to say.
And as always we encourage you to explore our daily chapters with your favorite translation close by!
How to Approach Your Bible Reading
The Bible looks like a big book, and sometimes we're not sure how to go about reading it. But it actually is very simple.
Before you start, pray for understanding. Then read the passage. After you do, take some time to study it:
- Are their unfamiliar words or phrases?
- Can you visualize what is happening in the passage?
- Copy any verse that especially stands out to you or revelation that the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart.
If you get behind, focus on today’s plan, whether you are able to read missed passages or not.
If you are joining after January 4, just jump in!