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BIBLE READING AND DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES

We believe there is no better place to plant your life than in God's Word.

The following are resources to help you explore the most intuitive and fruitful way to experience God's Word in your life. 


ONLINE RESOURCES

  • THE BIBLE PROJECT- is an online library of videos and commentary to get an overview on Scripture.  It is categorized by books of the Bible and themes.
  • YOUVERSION - Developed by a fellow Covenant Church, LifeChurch, Youversion is one of the most extensive catalogs of devotional material and daily reading plans.  They also have an app for your phone. 
  • NORTHUMBRIA COMMUNITY- For those who enjoy a more contemplative approach to Scripture, visit this site.  This community shares three "offices" of guided prayer and Scripture reading- morning, midday, evening. Click on the name to find the "morning prayer".
  • BIBLEGATEWAY- This site has a set of devotionals as well as reading plans.

PRINTED BOOKS

  • The Blue Book by Jim Branch. A year-long devotional guide designed to offer space and structure, Scripture and prayers, as well as readings and reflections for your daily time with God.
  • My First 30 Quiet Times by Ty Saltzgiver is a great resource for someone new to the faith or new to reading the Bible.
  • Moments with the Savior by Ken Gire. With a gift for painting the picture of a life with Jesus, Gire shares devotionals from moments in the Gospels.
  • New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp. This devotional has 365 "Gospel-centered" devotionals meant for anyone.
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her.  It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue.  She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God.  They are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. 

PODCAST

  • PRAY AS YOU GOThis podcast guides you through an abbreviated scripture reading, reflection, and prayer experience.
  • AUDIO LENTEN DEVOTIONAL- The Vine created a 47 day audio devotional for our Lenten experience in 2018, but you can use it year around. 

THREE LIVING QUESTIONS

For people looking for a simple format to use in the reading of Scripture, our staff has developed and practice three living questions. These questions can be used to explore any passage of Scripture to find meaning, purpose and direction.  The questions are:

  1. What does this passage say about God?
  2. What does this passage say about humanity?
  3. How does this passage instruct me in how to live?
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