Bible Reading Plan

We encourage everyone in our church to be reading the Bible every day.  It is nourishment and truth for our hearts and minds.

We offer an annual plan which covers reading the whole Old Testament once and the New Testament twice. We realise that is a large chunk of Scripture, so feel free to make a selection out of it.

We also encourage written reflections on the readings, and there is potential for comments on readings to be placed below.

A second plan is called ’60 Day Overview of the Bible’, and this may be a great place to start if you have never read the Bible before.

You may read all the current day’s verses here.

Read and Listen to the Bible on-line at: http://www.biblegateway.com.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Journal entry:
    Sin is crouching at the door.

    Scripture: “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do what is not right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it”(Genesis 4:6,7)

    Observation: Cain is confronted with a choice. Clearly he is struggling with feelings of non acceptance, as his sacrifice was not accepted in the way which Abel’s was. He is feeling hard done by. Perhaps we can say, in today’s way of looking at things, discriminated against. It wasn’t fair. He had a right to be angry. Here is a critical decision time for Cain. He can choose to give in to that or he can choose the right path.

    Application: The decision before Cain remains the decision before us today. How often do the feelings which Cain experienced lead us to express our anger in anti-social ways? Today we face many situations of abuse, violence, and various forms of sin inflicted upon others, and people feel justified in doing so, as Cain did. Yet God always provides us with another way. Sin is not to rule over us. We are to rule over it. Jesus helps us to choose to do that.

    Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you that I don’t have to walk in the way of Cain. Help me to choose your way to live, with freedom and gratitude. At those times when I am inclined to self-pity, help me rise above that and follow your call. In Jesus’name. Amen.

  • Phil Hurwood says:

    Journal entry today:
    The man with a limp
    Scripture: “So Jacob was left alone, , and a man wrestled with him till daybreak…his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man…he was limping because of his hip” (Genesis 32:24ff)

    Observation: In the midst of his fear – with Laban behind and Esau in front – Jacob wrestles with God. In his wrestling with God he becomes a new person – no longer the deceiver, he becomes ‘Israel’ – one who struggles with God. Jacob’s new identity is forged as he is determined to know the blessing of the Lord, but it is a blessing which comes with cost.

    Application: Each of us must wrestle with God in our own way. Each of us must pursue his blessing. We must share the determination of Jacob and be satisfied with nothing less. It will cost us in some way, but it is worth it.

    Prayer: Lord, I seek you today. There is much I don’t understand about you or the world, but I know I am nothing without you. Forge my identity in you, that I may follow in the way of Jacob, even if it means walking with a limp!



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