We believe one of the most important things individuals can do to deepen their faith is to read God's Word. We also know that many people have trouble understanding the Bible when they read it on their own, and that discourages them from continuing. With this in view, we want to do something different to help people in our church family engage with the Scriptures together.
Early in 2020, we’re embarking on an all-church journey to read through the New Testament together using an easy-to-read version of the Bible called Messiah. We are taking an intentionally uncomplicated approach to give people the opportunity to read and discover the story of the New Testament in community with others. We read the same sections of the Bible each week, then gather with 8-10 other folks in “book clubs” to have an unmediated discussion about what we have read.
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February 2 – March 22
March 29 – April 5
April 12 – May 31
HOW IT WORKS
A Bible Made for Reading
The New Testament we will be reading together (Messiah) provides a unique guided journey through the story of Jesus and the early church. The text is laid out in a beautiful single-column setting with chapters, verses, section headings, and footnotes removed, and with the content of each book displayed according to its literary genre.
Once a week, participants will engage with the Scripture in simple “book club” style conversations by talking through four questions:
1. What stood out to you this week?
2. Was there anything confusing or troubling?
3. Did anything make you think differently about God?
4. How might this change the way we live?