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Spending time daily with God through reading the Bible and prayer is one of the most effective things you can do to have a deep walk with Jesus. Through the resources below, our desire is that you find a plan or process that works for you and that you start, or continue, on your journey in spending time daily with Jesus.
Daily Bible Reading Plan
By using the Daily Bible Reading Plan, you can read through the entire Bible in one year. This is a favorite plan of many who have taken the challenge!
Other Online Reading Plans
We highly recommend you visit Bible.com for a variety of other reading plans, daily devotionals and various online translations of the Bible. Reading plans vary in length from one week to one week and can be customized around your interests or preferences. Get started by visiting Bible.com.
Every Day With Jesus
Our pastoral staff writes a devotional that is published every weekday morning and is available by email subscription. Signing up is simple - just complete the form below and choose the Every Day With Jesus option.
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”(II Corinthians 9:15)
The biggest shopping day of the year—”Black Friday”. Time for confession. Were you one of those who was up before the sun rose to get the best deal on your Christmas gift list? The day after we pause to be with family and give thanks, we find our selves in a sea of humanity clawing for the last item on our Christmas list. The greatest gift ever given died on what we call “Good Friday”. Jesus is the greatest gift ever given and He is a gift worth sharing . The death of Jesus gave us life and it is the gift of eternal life that alone retains and multiplies in value. What a contrast in Fridays. Getting versus giving, rushing versus resting , forgiving versus forgetting, temporary satisfaction versus eternal significance, just a few of the differences between these days. The gift of Jesus is beyond words.
Perhaps the ushering in of the Christmas Season could begin with reflection on the reason this season is so special to begin with. Perhaps we could consider how to make this Christmas the one where we share the “indescribable gift” in creative and life-changing ways with others. Perhaps a loving gesture or an invitation given, a sacrifice made or a talent shared. Be intentional in building bridges to those you know to discover Jesus for the first time. By the way Christmas is on a Friday. Let’s make it a Great Friday.
Personal Application: Make a list of ways you can share the gift of Jesus this season.
Home Application: Share your list with each other and find ways to do it together.
What ways will you share Jesus this year?
Devotional written by Chuck Davis