Bible Reading for 2017

Over the years I have come to believe that reading the Bible through regularly (usually every year) is the best discipline for spiritual growth, despite the difficult challenges that can cause you to quit reading or apply Christ's word to your life.   There are so many ways to read the Bible, that it is sometimes difficult to choose just one way, because we want to do it all now.  Nevertheless, you need choose a way to read the Bible regularly and devotionally.  First you must choose your method. For example, you can choose between the following: A Bible-in-a-Year reading plan An  Old and New Testament simultaneous yearly reading plan (or another kind of segmented plan) A Chronical, Literary, Historical, Kingdom, or Thematic Reading of the Bible in a year. A Specialty reading plans that take you through different parts of the Bible on different days, weeks, or months. A Blended Reading Plan. Reading the Bible in some way over 2 or 3 years.   I would also … [Read more...]

10-10-10-10-10 Rule for Bible Reading

Here is the YouVersion Bible Reading plans http://www.youversion.com/reading-plans/all There are many and I mean many plans to chose from here.  Don't wait, start now.  It doesn't matter if you only have 1 minute or 2 hours.  Start with something.  I try daily to follow at minimum a 10-10-10-10-10 Rule: Read the bible For 10 minutes, Read a book for 10 minutes, Pray for 10 minutes, and Memorize Scripture for 10 minutes Write for 10 minutes Preach the Gospel for 10 minutes to yourself (of course evangelism would grow out of this discipline). Of course each of these can be changed and or combined (for longer periods in one area) depending on your interests and time. … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Bible Translation

http://vimeo.com/10169887 Spotlight on Bible Translation from Dan O'Day on Vimeo. About 2,200 languages still have no translation of the bible. Several of these languages have no written form, and thus an alphabet must be created and taught to native speakers. Will you support bible translation? see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

The Consequence Of Fast Food Theology – A Flat Bible

Context Determines Meaning In February had a very disturbing conversation with 3 Mormon elders who would not look at the context of a particular passage of Scripture.  Instead they wanted to standardize all definitions of the word “one” based on a traditional interpretation of John 17:20-21.  This conversation occurred after a talk on Mormonism at our Wednesday Night Bible Study.  These Mormon elders came ready for debate and refused to listen to deal with hermeneutical issues (the science of biblical interpretation) first, so that we could agree on how we go about explaining and interpreting a certain portions of scripture.  American Christianity tends to want things made simple and handed to us in 3 minutes or less.  Like our fast food we want fast food theology.  This tendency will always fail us when we witness to other religions that may study their flacious traditions more that we study Scritpure.   In sharing this short summary of my reflection over how I should handle … [Read more...]

Okla. church’s popular Bible app takes faith to phones – USATODAY.com

If you Have not use YouVersion as a way to read your Bible you may be motivated to try it - read the following article:Okla. church's popular Bible app takes faith to phones - USATODAY.com see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

More info on Professor Horner’s Bible Reading System

PDF Download - Professor Horner's Bible Reading system Grant Horner is a professor at the Master’s College in Southern Califonia. Click HERE to read an interview with him to learn a little bit about the man behind the plan.       Professor Horner’s Bible Reading Plan « Pastor Brett      The How tos for Professor Horner's Bible Reading Plan I’ve seen connections in the Bible I haven’t seen before! That would happen anytime I’m reading the Bible, but the variety and amount of chapters read make these connections all the more likely. My only draw back three weeks into this reading is that I didn’t write the connections down and will probably not read that same combination of chapters again. Another blessing is that when I miss a day, I just pick up without feeling that I have to read 20 chapters the next day. Sometimes I just read the Old Testament or New Testament and don’t find time to get the other readings in for the day. The next day I just do the 10 readings and feel no need to … [Read more...]

Bible Reading Plans for your Devotionals for 2011

Here are some Bible Reading plans to choose from this next year.  I always advise people to read through the Bible Every year, because it is one of the few says one can get the "Big Picture" of Scripture solidified in their hearts in order to interpret individual passages better in their canonical context. ESV Bible Reading Plans The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan Read through the Bible Program for Shirkers and Slackers Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan Heartlight Daily Bible Reading plans PDF Download - Professor Horner's Bible Reading system - Grant Horner is a professor at the Master’s College in Southern Califonia. Click HERE to read an interview with him to learn a little bit about the man behind the plan. see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Quote from "A Form of Sound Words" by Charles Spurgeon

Charles Surgeon: Form of Sound Words, p. 634-636 “In the first place, every deviation from truth is a sin. It is not simply a sin for me to do a wrong act, but it is a sin for me to believe a wrong doctrine. Lately our ministers have absolved us all from obeying God in our judgments; they have told us point blank, (many of them, in their drawing-rooms, and some of them in the pulpit) that we shall never be asked in the day of judgment what we believed. We have been told that for our actions we shall be responsible, but for our faith we shall be irresponsible (or something very much like it). They have told us plainly, that the God who made us, although He has authority over our hands, our feet, our eyes, and our lips, hath but little authroity over our judgment; they have told us, that if we make ver such bluders in divinity, they are no sins, so long as we can live right lives! But is that true? No: the whole man is bound to serve God; and if God gives me a judgment (i.e.: … [Read more...]

Key Quote from "A Form of Sound Words" by Charles Spurgeon

Charles Surgeon: Form of Sound Words, p. 634-636 2 Timothy 1:13 “In the first place, every deviation from truth is a sin. It is not simply a sin for me to do a wrong act, but it is a sin for me to believe a wrong doctrine. Lately our ministers have absolved us all from obeying God in our judgments; they have told us point blank, (many of them, in their drawing-rooms, and some of them in the pulpit) that we shall never be asked in the day of judgment what we believed. We have been told that for our actions we shall be responsible, but for our faith we shall be irresponsible (or something very much like it). They have told us plainly, that the God who made us, although He has authority over our hands, our feet, our eyes, and our lips, hath but little authroity over our judgment; they have told us, that if we make ver such bluders in divinity, they are no sins, so long as we can live right lives! But is that true? No: the whole man is bound to serve God; and if God gives me a … [Read more...]

The Authority and Nature of the Gift of Prophecy :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library

I just recomend this reading in regard to dealing with a view of authority and bibliology.   The Authority and Nature of the Gift of Prophecy :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]