Here is the next installment of the popular Bible Reading Plan to help you stay in God’s word throughout the day. This is the Spring plan which goes from April 1st through the end of June.
This devotional material is intended to walk you through the last week of Jesus’ life. Use it in your personal devotions, working your way through each day of the week. It can also be used for family devotions. Visual aids are provided for that. An explanation of the visual aids is given at the end of the booklet.
Last Sunday we introduced a church-wide Scripture memory plan. The verses are selected strategically in order to build faith. Each week’s verses will focus on a different aspect of our faith in Christ.
- first week: Gospel
- second week: God’s character
- third week: God’s works
- fourth & fifth weeks: battling sin
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Here is a helpful Bible Reading Plan to help you stay in God’s word throughout the day. This is the Winter plan which goes from January 1st through the end of March.
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil” (Isaiah 9:2-3).
“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end” (Heb. 3:12-14).
“The inevitable effect of treating church as worship services and classes is to make the people of God passive and too dependent on ordained experts…If God designed the church to function like a body with every member ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit to other members, in regular interpersonal relationship, then would it be surprising to find that the neglect of this regular interpersonal, spiritual ministry cripples the body in some of its functions and causes parts of the body to be weak and sick? Isn’t that what you would expect” (John Piper)?
“I wonder if followers of Christ 150 years from now will look back at Christians in America today and ask, ‘How could they live in such big houses? How could they drive such nice cars and wear such nice clothes? How could they live in such affluence while thousands of children were dying because they didn’t have food and water? How could they go on with their lives as though the billions of poor didn’t exist?” David Platt, Radical
“And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts” (Isa. 6:5).
“It is remarkable to see the prophet identify himself so completely with those whose sins he has been denouncing in the previous chapters. But in the presence of God degrees of sin become irrelevant. It is the holiness of God which reveals to us our true condition, not comparison with others (Webb).”