Click on the title above for a 2017 calendar that includes daily readings covering the whole Bible in one year in a thematic fashion. Created and compiled by Craig DesJardins, “the goal is to make as many associations as possible between the different parts of Scripture while still reading individual books of the Bible from start to finish.”
2017 Single Sheet Bible Reading Plan
Click on the title above for Craig DesJardins’ 2017 Bible Reading Plan on a single sheet you could keep in your Bible.
The English Standard Version of the Bible is our pew Bible.
Pastor Rayburn preached a sermon series on how to read the Bible, “There are lots of people nowadays telling you how to read the Bible. And many of them have excellent things to say. But, my concern is that most of them impose on the Bible a way of interpretation that, in one way or another, highlights certain biblical themes at the expense of others and so actually silences the Bible at certain points. What I want for you is to hear the Bible speak its entire message clearly and emphatically, to get everything and lose nothing. Now, everyone who recommends a way of reading or interpreting the Bible thinks that he is after the same thing: all of the Bible rightly understood. But it seems clear to me that in many cases one is getting something considerably less than all of the Bible.”
To train our children, ages 2 through 8th Grade, in the principles of the Word of God we use a systematic memory work book.
Click on the title above to download the Advent Family Devotions Booklet. Following dinner each night during the four weeks prior to Christmas, have the appropriate candle(s) lit. Read the Scripture passages designated for that day from the ESV. Close by singing a Christmas carol and by having a time of prayer and thanksgiving to God.