Congregational Daily Bible Reading Scheme
As our Bible Readings are based on our Sunday Service, why not watch the sermon to gain a deeper insight into how the daily readings relate to Rev Cupples teaching.
CONGREGATIONAL BIBLE READING PLAN – WEEK BEGINNING 26 July
John 17 – Jesus prays that his church would experience
The knowledge of God – this is eternal life – the goal of everything we do in church
Thebe true to the Word of God – the revelation through Christ and the apostles
Exhibit the holiness of God – be sanctified by the truth
Engage in the mission of God – sent into the world to do God’s work as Jesus was
Grw into the unity of God – be one in love even as the trinity is one in love
Knowledge of God – Colossians 1:1-13 – the phrase growing in the knowledge of God occurs in v 10. What does Paul give thanks for that they have already and for what des he pray for this church?
Word of God – Colossians 1:15-19 – if you were asked to use this passage to summarise the main points of Paul’s message what would you say?
Holiness of God – 1 Thessalonians 3:11 – 4:11 – what aspects of holiness are set out in this passage?
Mission of God –
Unity of God – Ephesians 4:1-16 – what do you learn here about the unity of the church – how we are to promote it and what it consists in?
How we suggest you approach this.
You may approach the reading of these passages in whatever way is best for you. Here are a few thoughts from your Elders given only as help and guidelines.
Questions to use as you read.
- What truths about God and what He has done stand out for you from this passage?
- What in this passage helped you understand more of Jesus – who he is, his message and his mission?
- Deeper reflection – can you sense the Holy Spirit leading you to make a definite personal response to a truth from this passage? e.g. something to thank and praise God for.
- Is there something here that you could share with someone else, or use in praying for some person or situation you are concerned about?
Don’t feel compelled to do every reading
Do not feel you must use all 5 readings; do not feel guilty if you cannot complete all each day; some portions are longer than others.
Follow where the Holy Spirit leads. Meeting God is the goal.
Why not keep a notebook?
Consider pondering the questions in your mind during the day , taking them with you as you go.
If you set out on this journey you may want to keep a notebook to record those things which the Lord shows you.
The Eldership are prayerfully supporting you.
The elders are praying in unity of spirit that God will speak to you as you take time to read God’s Word and that the Holy Spirit will use this initiative to powerfully build up our congregation.
We would like small cell groups to form to share together– more about that in the new year!