Starting Monday, July 2, you can read about 2 chapters a day and be finished with the New Testament in less than four months! Share this post with others!! Encourage someone else to do this with you!
There are great benefits to reading the New Testament straight through at a quick pace. Here are a few:
1.) Studying verse by is very helpful in learning minor themes, but reading a letter straight through gives you the major theme and purpose of the author. This can be missed when reading verse by verse. (Don’t get me wrong; both are valuable. I’m just explaining the advantage of a quick read through.)
2.) Reading straight through has made me feel like I have a personal friendship with the writers! I feel like Paul, Peter, John, Apollos, Bart, and Luke are personal friends of mine! I actually get emotional thinking of their commitment to the gospel and how they all died for it.
3.) The advantage of doing the reading with me is that you get the opportunity to “meditate” on the word of God with someone. If something hits you that you want to share or ponder, you can go on the blog and talk about it with me and others!
4.) I’m not even going to go into detail on these benefits, but they are true!
- You will feel calmer (1 Peter 5:6)
- It’s a way to gather tools to combat the devil (Eph. 6:17)
- It’s a source of hope (Rom. 5:2)
- It’s amazingly relatable to what is happening in daily life!
1.) I recommend you make the reading part of your routine. The advantage of a routine is that when get off your routine, you feel it…. you miss it! The day just doesn't seem to go right when you mess up your routine. Right?!
2.) I recommend you do the reading with someone! Challenge a friend to read with you, but here’s the thing, don’t plan to read along side them. It is way harder to get 2 schedules in sync to read “together”. Do your daily reading as part of your routine and then talk about the reading with the other person when you get a chance.
3.) Challenge your kids to do the reading with you! Even if they have homework or a job, they can handle two chapters a day. It takes less time than catching up on all their Instagram! What a great tool to talk with your kids about key themes in life!
All this to say,
I hope you join me Monday!!!