Many members and attendees ask about how we should read our Bibles. Remembering that our Bibles should not be seen as a single book but instead as a collection of ancient and sacred writings, it is good and right to take time for reading and for study. We would even suggest calling this a spiritual discipline.
We find this important enough that we dedicated a 6-week sermon series to the topic, and part of how we described the bible is as a sacrament: the lens through which we may experience the living, breathing, active present God. The series can be found here.
When reading, consider including others in your reading. This could be daily or weekly, a regular check-up and discussion, or something else. We believe that engaging these sacred texts in community with others will be a blessing!
- Read the Bible in a Year (PDF file)
- Verse of the Day (from Bible Gateway)
- Daily Audio Bible (from Bible Gateway; look for the speaker icon to play)
- In Order of Books (from Bible Gateway)
- The Gospels in 40 Days (from Bible Gateway)
- Revised Common Lectionary (from Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
- Daily Readings (from Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
- Daily Devotional (from The Upper Room)