Most of you probably know that our church has encouraged participation in a chronological reading plan this year. It has represented quite a commitment as it has been a vast amount of reading. Nonetheless, everyone I know who has participated has gained new insights into the Scriptures.
Well, today the Reading Plan got to the New Testament. I love the Old Testament but I have to admit that after nine months in the Old Testament I am excited that the New Testament has arrived! At any rate, the transition from Old to New represents a great opportunity to plug into (or plug back into) the Reading Plan.
So, I want to encourage each and everyone to finish the year strong in the Scriptures. Whether you were reading but stopped along the way or never were participating, this is a great time to get into God’s word. Just go to the YouVersion Chronological Reading Plan and scan the days until you find the day that is Luke 1 and John 1. (This may not be helpful information but it is Day 274 on my plan). Start there and follow the plan daily and by December 31st you will have read the entire New Testament! Then find people who are also reading and have conversations about what you’ve been reading. Doing so will, I believe, increase what you learn from the texts and encourage you to keep reading.
So, come on everybody…let’s get to reading!