It is important to begin with prayer.
Lord, it was You Who caused all Holy Scripture to be written for our learning. Teach me today in the power of Your Holy Spirit, the truths that You would have me learn
Lord, I know that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Feed me on Your Word I pray, and make me hungry for the living Manna that came down from heaven, the heavenly Bread of Life and true and living Water, Who alone can bring us into our eternal inheritance.
May the Spirit of all Truth open my mind today as I read and study Your Word. May I be willing to be led into all truth and to be taught what is the will of the Father in my life. And give me a willing heart and the opportunity to share with others the pearls of truth You would teach me today. In Jesus’ name,
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.
CONGREGATIONAL BIBLE READING PLAN – WEEK BEGINNING 1st March
CONGREGATIONAL BIBLE READING PLAN
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!