Reading the New Testament Together

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The people who call themselves Christians have always been a people of the Bible.  Yet, for many reasons, many never read the entirety of the Holy Scriptures.  Starting August 24th St Andrew will be taking this challenge head on in offering resources, space, and prayers for any and all who desire to journey through the pages of the New Testament by the end of December.  We may sit individually with the text throughout the week, but the reading of scripture is always a communal affair.  This will be a time for us to receive the full blessings of the Bible and the wisdom and practices which follow. 

 

 

Excited for the invitation/challenge?  You can start with prayer for all joining you on the journey.  Begin your habit today by creating chair time - 15 minutes in a specific, relaxing place with just you and the Bible.  Download the Read Scripture App to your phone or device and start the New Testament on August 24th.  This can be accomplished by setting the start date to January 1st. 

Don't like reading the Bible on a device?  Download the reading plan (or use this single page version) or pick one up in the office.

Don't know where to start?  Sign up and start with Day 1.

Felt overwhelmed in past attempts?  Email Pastor Joseph and be paired with others who struggle as well.

Worried about missing parts as you go along?  Note your questions and know you can come back another time.

Daunted by the size of the New Testament?  Lean on a friend here to cheer you on.  It has less words than 3 of the books in the Harry Potter series and it's about 10,000 words shorter than Crime & Punishment.

More of a visual learner?  Check out these awesome videos from The Bible Project which accompany the yearly readings.

Still unsure?  Need questions answered?  Join us on Sunday mornings in our Bible Reading group @9:45am in the Choir Room.

Anything not addressed or concerns and questions needed to be voiced?  Stop by or set up a time to talk with Pastor Joseph.