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.
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. For instance, here is a video series on How to Read the Bible.
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. One of greatest aspect is that you can invite friends to do a study together and journal together.
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".
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.
Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world.
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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:
What does this passage say about God?
What does this passage say about humanity?
How does this passage instruct me in how to live?