A Bible Reading Challenge

I think that most of us would agree that the Bible is a pretty good thing. Many of us own a Bible. Some of us own more than one copy. However, according to research conducted by LifeWay Research, most people don't read their Bibles all that often.

At Grace, we live by the statement, "Belong, Thrive, Go!" In order to Thrive, we encourage everyone to be in their Bibles on a consistent basis. Because we believe that the Bible is God's Word and we know that our faith grows through God's Word (Romans 10:17), spending time in the Scriptures is vital to thriving in our spiritual lives.

So, in the month of July, I'd like to challenge you to read the entire New Testament in 30 days. The New Testament is comprised of 260 chapters in 27 books. Some of the books are long (Acts has 28 chapters) and some are short (3 John has just 14 verses). Reading the New Testament in 30 days is completely doable, but it will take some commitment. Are you in?

Here is a chart to follow to help you. Each day contains about 8 chapters to read. Your life will forever be changed as a result. Let's go!

Day 1 - Matthew 1-10

Day 2 - Matthew 11-20

Day 3 - Matthew 21-28

Day 4 - Romans 1-8

Day 5 - Romans 9-16

Day 6 - Galatians and Ephesians

Day 7 - Mark 1-8

Day 8 - Mark 9-16

Day 9 - 1 Corinthians 1-8

Day 10 - 1 Corinthians 9-16

Day 11 - 2 Corinthians 1-6

Day 12 - 2 Corinthians 7-13

Day 13 - Luke 1-8

Day 14 - Luke 9-16

Day 15 - 17-24

Day 16 - Philippians and Colossians

Day 17 - 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Day 18 - 1 and 2 Timothy

Day 19 - Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews 1-5

Day 20 - Hebrews 6-13

Day 21 - John 1-10

Day 22 - John 11-21

Day 23 - James

Day 24 - 1 and 2 Peter

Day 25 - Acts 1-10

Day 26 - Acts 11-20

Day 27 - Acts 21-28

Day 28 - 1, 2, and 3 John and Jude

Day 29 - Revelation 1-11

Day 30 - Revelation 12-22

 

The great part of this chart is that it can be used at any time. You can start on the first day of the month or you can start it when you are ready. Also, don't get discouraged if you fall behind or can't keep the pace. Read the New Testament in 60 days or 90 days. Just make sure to read!

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. - Hebrews 4:12

Preaching Schedule for June 2018

As we prepare for the month of June and all of the excitement that comes with the summer, we wanted to keep you informed of the preaching schedule for the upcoming month.

June 3, 2018

Acts 9:10-18 - Pastor Jonathan will continue preaching from the Book of Acts. We will be looking at the responsiblities Christians have toward new believers as we encourage them to grow in maturity as Christians.

Matthew 5:3 - In the evening service, Pastor Jonathan will be preaching from Matthew 5:3, looking at what it means to be poor in spirit and the blessings that come from having this lifestyle.

June 10, 2018

Acts 9:19-30 - On Sunday morning, Pastor Jonathan will be preaching from Acts, looking at the faithfulness of Paul in the face of difficult circumstances. It is a reminder and encouragement to us as believers to stay true to Jesus Christ, no matter the difficulty.

Matthew 5:4 - Continuing in the "Divergent - The Sermon on the Mount Series," Pastor Jonathan will be preaching on the blessing that comes with mourning. This is the second message in the Beatitudes.

June 17, 2018

Joey Mickels, a deacon at Grace Baptist Church will be preaching in the Sunday morning service. Please make plans to come out and hear what God has laid on his heart.

There will be no evening service on June 17. It's Father's Day, so take time to be with your family.

June 24, 2018

Acts 9:31 - Back from vacation, Pastor Jonathan will be preaching from Acts 9:31 with a message called, "Picture of a Healthy Church."

In the evening service, Eric Jordan, the deacon of the month, will be bringing the Sunday evening sermon. Please make plans to join us to listen to what he has prepared.