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Bible Reading Plan

The Bible is the living and active Word of God, unfolding God’s story of redemption through the saving work of Jesus Christ that continues today. The Bible is one of the primary means of grace that God has provided for us to have an intimate relationship with him, hear what he’s speaking to us, and how he’s inviting us to respond. Our hope is to see our church daily reading God’s Word, enjoying the gospel, and engaging the whole counsel of God as a community.

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

The Apostles Bible Reading Plan is a 2-year plan of daily readings comprised of one chapter from the Old Testament, one Psalm/Proverb, and one chapter from the New Testament. More information about WHY and HOW we read the Bible can be found here.

THIS WEEK’S BIBLE READING

(Dec. 10 – Dec. 16)

MONDAY:

Genesis 45, Psalm 93, Revelation 4

TUESDAY

Genesis 46, Psalm 94, Revelation 5

WEDNESDAY

Genesis 47, Psalm 95, Revelation 6

THURSDAY

Genesis 48, Psalm 96, Revelation 7

FRIDAY

Genesis 49, Psalm 97, Revelation 8

SATURDAY

Genesis 50, Psalm 98, Revelation 9

SUNDAY

Exodus 1, Psalm 99, Revelation 10

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To add a public google calendar of the reading plan, click here. When the link comes up, click the button on the bottom right of your screen labeled “+ Google Calendar.”

REAP method for Reading the Bible

REAP (Read, Examine, Apply, Pray) is a straight forward way to process what you’re reading, either on your own or with a small group of people.


READ
Open your Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to teach, correct, and train you (2 Timothy 3:16). As you’re reading, ask these questions:

What is happening in this passage? What things are emphasized, repeated, related?
What do you see about God? What is God doing in this passage?
What do you see about man?


EXAMINE
Spend some time reflecting. Ask yourself these questions, and write down your thoughts:

How do you think the author wants his audience to respond?
What do you learn about God’s character?
What wrong beliefs about God and myself did I have?


APPLY
After examining the passage, apply the text to your own life. Ask yourself these questions:

How do I need to repent? What truths do I need to believe? What false beliefs must I turn from?
What can I do – empowered by the Holy Spirit – today to apply this passage?


PRAY
Pray through the passage and your application, asking God to change your heart and to change your life, based on the time you’ve spent in God’s Word.

After you finish, share what God taught you with at least one person—your roommate, your spouse, your kids, or your coworkers. Don’t keep what God taught you to yourself.

Adapted from Austin Stone Community Church

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