We've spent so much time talking about what it looks like to be a person who remains in Jesus. But how do we practically do that? These next five weeks we will share five different practices which will help you remain as well as mature in your faith.
How often do you read the Bible? Rarely? Monthly? Weekly? Daily?
What books or sections do you gravitate towards most? What do you avoid? Why do you think that is?
When you are finished with your study time what do you most often realize or feel?
What is the greatest obstacle between you and consistent study habits?
“Although I wouldn’t have known how to talk about it back then, slowly but surely the Scriptures were becoming a place of human striving and intellectual hard work. Somehow, I had fallen into a pattern of using the Scriptures as a tool to accomplish utilitarian purposes rather than experiencing them primarily as a place of intimacy with God for my own souls sake.” - Ruth Haley Barton, Sacred Rhythms
"...slowly but surely the Scriptures were becoming a place of human striving..."
" I had fallen into a pattern of using the Scriptures."
“A place of intimacy with God for my own souls sake."
Pick a section of scripture that you are very familiar with and read it every day, multiple times through for one week.
Need something new to challenge your current study times?
Pick a word. Ask God to give you a word to study in depth until the end of 2020.
Pick a Bible Study. Ask your pastor or your ministry lead for a Bible study recommendation for the rest of 2020.
Pick a promise. Pick a promise that God gives to his people in the Bible and study everything you can about it.
Pick a problem. Pick a problem that is currently in your life and ask God to reveal his solutions to it in Scripture.
Pick a book. Pick a book of the Bible and read it verse by verse until you finish it.