Hosea? Who’s that? What’s the big deal about sacrifices in Hebrews? Why does John start with “In the beginning?” Why do the Old Testament prophets talk so much about blessing and cursing? Is 2 Peter in the Old or New Testament?
These are just some of the questions that tend to come up in the course of a year that brings us to a realization: we don’t know the Bible well enough. We believe it is a life-transforming book, written and inspired by God Himself. So, we want to invite you to join us this year in reading through it together. Generally, it takes about 20 minutes per day to make it through. And – for those of us who struggle relating to some of those difficult Old Testament passages (Numbers anyone?), there is a Psalm to end each day’s reading, too.
The Technical How-To’s are Done for You
There are also videos that will provide help in understanding how each book fits into the overarching story of the Bible. Hopefully, by the end, you will see how the Old Testament points to Jesus, how the Gospels tell the story of Jesus Himself, and how everything else in the New Testament points back to Jesus. If you want to join the group in reading, head over to http://involvechurch.com/bible-in-a-year. If you own a smart device, download the PDF file (and print if you have the opportunity) as well as download the Involve Church app for your phone. You’ll need the app to access the videos referred to in the PDF.
If you are more “old school” and don’t own a smart device that’s no problem. Just sign up for the email list here and we’ll send the passages to read and the videos to watch to your email inbox each Sunday.
Wait – I don’t own a Bible! That’s no problem. You have two options:
- Head over to https://faithlifebible.com/app to download a free Bible Study app. The Faithlife Study Bible includes the Lexham English Translation (LEB) as well as many study bible helps and commentaries.
- If you’d rather have a hard copy, we’d like to gift one to you. Just get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and mention you’d like a Bible.