Read Scripture is a daily reading plan that takes us through the entire Bible in one year. Periodically during the year, resource videos will be available that go along with the readings. Anytime a new video is available, we will send a push notification the night before through our church app. If you happen to miss the notification, the videos can be found in the Read Scripture portion of the app. We are excited to read through the Scripture as a family this year. Please join us on this journey. A printable reading plan is below, or you can read along in the Bible section of your app.

Read Scripture is a daily reading plan that takes us through the entire Bible in one year. Periodically during the year, resource videos will be available that go along with the readings. Anytime a new video is available, we will send a push notification the night before. If you happen to miss the notification, the videos can be found in the Read Scripture portion of the app. We are excited to read through the Scripture as a family this year. Please join us on this journey. A printable reading plan is below, or you can read along in the Bible section of your app.

Resources to better understand Scripture

What happened at the flood?
As Christians, we are committed to a high view of Scripture as God’s inspired word. We humbly follow Jesus, who was more centered on and committed to the Scriptures than any human being who has ever lived. But this also means that we are totally committed to reading the Bible as it was intended by the authors, human and Holy Spirit alike, to be read and understood. There are few places where this process is more difficult than the great flood narrative. We want to consider the possibility that Genesis was written to an ancient near eastern audience and that it’s possible that “world” is referring to the known world of their day. We also want to be sure that any of our motivations for revising our older or more conservative readings of Scripture are driven by a desire to know what the Bible is truly saying rather than a concern to not be seen as foolish for believing in the miraculous. To believe in a worldwide flood is no more or less reasonable than believing that a man was raised from the dead, so if we study and determine that the evidence is better for global or local flood, we should believe out of stronger conviction, not a softening of conviction. Resource
Are there dinosaurs in the Bible?
By far the most controversial mention of larger-than-life creatures in the Bible is God’s description of Behemoth and Leviathan in Job 40 and 41. Many believers have traditionally thought of these passages as describing dinosaurs such as the brontosaurus or one of several giant sea creatures. But the book of Job, especially God’s questioning of Job, is meant to demonstrate the wisdom of God. These creatures, then, are serving a literary purpose rather than making a note for future archaeologists. These creatures were likely little-known to Job and are meant to seem mythic in their scope, even though the Hebrew word behemoth is elsewhere used to describe a cow or a horse! The point is that while Job can’t even control or predict the most simple natural processes, God is in total control and authority over the most untameable creatures of all. This kind of lesson is meant to give us peace in the sovereignty of God, not to give us ammunition for fighting with one another over the existence of dinosaurs. Resource

If you would like to print your own reading plan to follow along at home, download the PDF using the button below.


Download PDF
Screen Shot 2018-12-31 at 4.25.23 PM

Questions?

Our pastors would love to answer any questions you have about the Scripture. Click this mail icon button to send them an email now.

<span style="color: #fff; font-size: 18px; font-weight: 600;">GIVE ONLINE</span>