2023 Thematic Bible Reading Plan
Craig DesJardins, a member of our congregation, creates a Bible reading plan 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.” For a monthly calendar layout, click here. For a single sheet layout, click here.
Also available in the narthex are a chronological reading plan and the M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan which takes readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year, and through the rest of the Bible once each year.
Men’s Bible Reading Group
Each year, Pastor Gutierrez leads a group of men in reading through the Bible in a year, using an app that allows for questions, comments, accountability, and encouragement. If you would like to join this group, please contact Pastor Gutierrez!
English Standard Version
We use the English Standard Version of the Bible in our worship. You can download a free mobile app of the ESV here. The ESV app also provides several Bible reading plans, which may be found here.
How to Read the 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.”
Sunday School Memory Book
To train our children in the principles of the Word of God we use a systematic memory work book, including sections of the catechism and important Bible passages laid out for each year from age 2 through 12th grade.
2022 Advent Booklet
Click on the title above to view or 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.
Click here to download a printable booklet copy