JOIN US IN READING THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT IN A YEAR.
STARTS JANUARY 2021

We’re spending 2021 journeying through the New Testament together – a few passages from scripture each day.

We’re using a reading plan on the YouVersion Bible app, which also gives us the opportunity to share what we feel God is saying, and to encourage one another along the way.

Each day, there’s a section of scripture to read or listen to, and at the start of each book there’s a video specifically designed to enhance your understanding and engagement of the chapters you are about to read, provided by Bible Project.

TO JOIN IN:

1. Download the Bible app*
2. Create a YouVersion account
3. Join the King’s Church group**

* don’t forget to ‘allow’ notifications if you want to receive daily reminders.
** feel free to comment after each day’s reading if/when you want to contribute to the conversation.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF READING THE BIBLE

It’s very easy to start seeing Bible-reading as just another thing to tick off the list and get out of the way as quickly as possible. While reading scripture quickly is better than not reading it at all, this is probably not going to be a very meaningful approach!

Here are four things we’d encourage you to do as you read through the Bible:

  1. Set aside a regular and realistic time for reading and reflecting – enough time for it to be meaningful, but also manageable and sustainable. And a regular time helps you get into a rhythm (if you don’t already have one) that become almost second-nature.
  2. Use a journal/notebook alongside your reading to note down anything that particularly speaks to you.
  3. Even though we are using an app for the reading plan, through which you can read (or listen to) the reading for that day, we would encourage you use a paper Bible for the actual reading wherever possible. It is very easy to be distracted by other notifications on your phone!
  4. Read in community – whether that’s through using/reading the chat on the app, or through regularly catching up with a couple of friends to discuss what you’ve read, what God has been saying and to spur one another on.

Primarily, the Bible is a book about God. (That might sound obvious, but so easily we can read it as though it’s about us.) Each book, each chapter, reveals something about His character. The more you dig, the more you’ll understand of His holiness, His authority, His kindness, His mission and His compassion. It’s only when we understand more of who God is, that we understand ourselves and God’s purposes for us.

Here’s how to read and reflect on a Bible passage:

  1. Find a quiet place where you won’t be distracted.
  2. Start in prayer, asking God to speak to you.
  3. Read the passage through a couple of times. As you read, ask God: “What do you want to say to me? What do you want me to notice?”
  4. Allow time for God to speak and note down whatever God draws your attention to – this might be about His character, yourself or something He is asking you to do.
  5. Pray and thank God for speaking to you.

If  you’d like to read more on how to study the Bible, you might like to buy one of the following books:

King’s Church High Wycombe
The King’s Centre,
Desborough Road,
High Wycombe,
Bucks, HP11 2PU
Telephone: 01494 459 901
Email: office@kchw.co.uk
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NewFrontiers

King's Church High Wycombe is part of NewFrontiers, an international network of churches and a member of the Evangelical Alliance.

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