The New Testament Reading Plan

The New TestamentWe all know daily bible reading will help us grow as followers of Jesus: but can be a struggle, perhaps because we're not sure how to go about it.

So here's a plan to help us read all 27 books of the New Testament by the end of 2017. It will be published weekly in the MailChimp and the Sunday bulletin as well. 

It starts at the beginning of Lent on Wednesday 1st March  and runs right through to 31st December. Sacred Space is being held on 1st March, Ash Wednesday this year at St James Church with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes.

Please do take time to read PRAY before beginning your first reading, it may help!

 The readings begin on 1 March with Matthew beginning with Ch1 and continues throughout March.


A simple 4-step approach to get the most out of a daily reading – PRAY

 Pray. Clear your mind of your busy-ness by contemplating God’s greatness, asking forgiveness for anything that’s spoiling your relationship with Him and then thanking Him for His wonderful love for you in Jesus. Then ask the Holy Spirit to speak through what you are about to read.

 Read. Don’t be casual or rush through your reading    -read according to a plan and meditate prayerfully as you go.

 Analyze. Or think. Perhaps identify a key verse or phrase that sticks for that day and jot it down where you’ll see it regularly.

 You. Finally remember the Bible was given to transform us. So finish each session by asking God how He wants to change you through what you’ve read (journaling might be helpful here) and prayer for His Spirit to empower you to make the change real

                                                                                                           

               Matthew

        

                                                                                                                          
 

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