Prayer

Along with daily prayer, daily Bible reading is a cornerstone of a life of faith. Yet the Bible can be a hard book to read for many reasons. Many folks try starting with Genesis planning to move on book-by-book until they get to Revelation. Those who have tried this method get bogged down in Leviticus and Numbers with all those “begats” and genealogies.

For my daily Bible study, I have used what is known as the “Daily Common Lectionary.” The Lectionary is a series of appointed readings for each day of the year, chosen and arranged by a committee of Bible experts, covering all four gospels in one year and the rest of the significant parts of the Old and New Testament in two years. Each day contains three readings from the Old Testament, the Epistle (or Letters) and the Gospels. The Lectionary is also tied to the Church Year, so each passage has something to do with the seasons of Advent, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, etc.

To help you along in your daily Bible reading, we are providing the link to the Lectionary. I hope you will refer to this page, and even print it out and put it by your Bible and use to guide you through your journey with scripture. In the coming months ahead, I will be giving you tips and guidelines to make your daily Bible reading an even better experience. If you have any questions or help with these readings, feel free to speak to me and I will be happy to talk with you.

~ Pastor John