2022 Bible Reading Challenge

Dear Church, I would like to challenge you to read through the Bible with me in 2022. Every day of the year, there will be an Old Testament and a New Testament reading. A chart has been put into this newsletter (pages 9 & 10) that lays out the whole year. In addition, there will be extra copies in the Narthex (Lobby). Why not challenge your friends and relatives to read with you? Each month, the newsletter will publish next months readings as well. Unless it is a special Sunday, I will be preaching on the text for that day, or close to it. In the past, many people have told me that that helped them to stay with the challenge. Our Bible studies will consist of members asking questions about what they read since the previous week. To expand our participation, we will be going to Zoom the Bible Studies, so you can ask your questions even if you can’t come in person. Sunday School classes may want to challenge themselves to this weekly conversation about what they read. I know that many people make New Year Resolutions, but fatigue kicks in and they stop. Let me remind you what Paul told Timothy. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, for correction and for instruction…” (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV) Jesus said, in John 5: 39 “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.” (NIV) There are many blessings to be had when we dig into the Word of God. Please accept this challenge and together we can explore the whole Bible this year.

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