Devotions and Bible Reading

plus Great Bible Apps & Websites…bible reading

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to jump into reading the Bible daily.  You don’t have to wait for the beginning of the new year to start!  Let God’s Word speak into your life and strengthen you.  Make a fresh start by reading the Bible daily.

Tips on Reading the Bible, from Pastor Jonathan Steeper:

When you are reading a Bible Passage, Ask and Answer Three Questions:

1   What does it say about God? (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) Where is He in the passage?

– God’s Character
– God’s Action

2   What does it say about me? Are there people I identify with (try identifying with the sinner)?

– What do I learn about my sin nature?
– What do I learn about living in Christ?

3   So What?

– Is there Sin to be repented?
– Is there a Command to be obeyed?
– Is there a Promise to claim?

Daily Devotions

There are many printed and online daily devotional materials available to help Christians draw close to Jesus Christ on a daily basis.

Daily devotional readings help readers spend time each day in God’s Word. Each daily thought is designed to draw the reader/listener into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and to evoke responses of worship, love, trust and obedience.

Our Daily Bread Devotions

Billy Graham Daily Devotions

 

Great Bible Websites:

The ESV Online Bible

DesiringGod.org

BlueLetterBible.org

Theopedia.com

BibleGateway.com

Bible.cc

Crosswalk.com

BibleStudyTools.com

PreceptAustin.org

Our Daily Bread

Great Bible Apps:

YouVersion Bible App

Daily Bible

Bible.is

Bible Study

Live Bible

ESV CrossWay for IOS & Android

Glo Bible for IOS

Blue Letter Bible for IOS

NIV Bible for IOS & Android

Olive Tree Bible Study for IOS & Android

Bible Gateway for Android

Logos Bible App for IOS & Android

Bible Reading Plans

Printable Bible Reading Plans:  (read the Bible in a year)

American Bible Society  (2014 guide)

DiscipleshipTools.org

E-100 Bible Reading Plan

Online Bible Reading Plans:  (various reading plans)

Biblestudytools.com

Biblegateway.com

BacktotheBible.org

Why read the Bible?

Hebrews 4:12  “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17  “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

1 Timothy 4:13  “…devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.”

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