Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bible Reading Plan

There are many different ways to read the Bible through and I'd like to share one of them with you because it is unique. You read 10 chapters of the Bible each day - one chapter from each list. The Bible is broken into 10 groups/lists. I'm copying the "plan" below, but it's a little hard to read. For a better idea see the link listed at the end.

The book "Radical" by David Platt challenges American Christians to rethink their values and what Jesus may be calling them to do. On his website he shares several ways we can grow in our faith, through Bible reading, prayer and service.

Grant Horner Bible Reading System

List -- Books of the Bible -- Days to Complete

List 1 -- Matthew, Mark, Luke, John -- 89

List 2 -- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy -- 187

List 3 -- Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Hebrews --78

List 4 -- 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, Revelations -- 65

List 5 -- Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon -- 62

List 6 -- Psalms -- 150

List 7 -- Proverbs -- 31

List 8 -- Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther -- 249

List 9 -- Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zachariah, Malachi -- 250

List 10 -- Acts -- 28

Read one chapter from each list each day; in one sitting or two. At the end of a book; go to the next book. At the end of the list; start it again. Do it in the order given above.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kids of Courage

Today I read about a new VBS program from Voice of the Martyrs and Kids of Courage.

They say:

"The Kids of Courage VBS curriculum introduces students to real Kids of Courage at risk for their faith today in five countries: China, Egypt, Nigeria, North Korea, and India. Students learn how bold believers around the world live, worship, and play.

The lessons teach children how to pray for those who risk everything for their faith, and how to become Kids of Courage themselves. They learn that Kids of Courage: Trust God, Get Prepared, Remember Persecuted Christians, Forgive Others, and Witness Boldly."

I think it sounds like an incredible program that could be used in a variety of ways (not just VBS) to teach our kids about persecuted Christians around the world.

For detailed info read more