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in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Sylvia’s Bible Reading Plan

Did you know that it only takes about 15 minutes a day to read through the whole Bible in a Year?  A number of years ago, I was looking for a suitable “Bible in a Year” challenge and couldn’t find what I wanted.  So I worked one out for myself.  If you read around 63 verses of the Old Testament (OT) per day, and 22 verses of the New Testament (NT) per day – you read through the Bible in a Year.  Alternatively, you could just read through the NT in a year (which takes around 5 minutes per day) OR just the OT in a year (which takes around 10 minutes per day), or the whole lot (around 15 minutes per day). The better we know God’s word, the more likely we are to align ourselves with it.  The closer we align ourselves to it, the better we glorify him and live abundantly here on earth – irrespective of our circumstances.  The better we glorify God and live abundantly irrespective of our circumstances, the more likely we are to grow God’s kingdom.  It doesn’t have to be from January to December – it could be February to January, or March to February etc.  Why not start today! See the link here for the monthly plans.

There’s also wealth of quality material out there that will help you investigate and grow in your faith in Jesus. Here’s some worth checking out (and they’re free!).

God’s Plan For Our World
A series by Tom (N.T.) Wright (Bishop of Durham, England) on the wonderful hope in God’s plan for our world:
Resurrection and The Future of The World (MP3)
Did Jesus Really Rise from The Dead (Audio and Video links)
Resurrection and the Task of The Church (MP3)
Resurrection and the Calling of the Christian (MP3)
Resurrection and the Calling of the Christian Q&A (MP3)
NT Wright on Hell in Short (Web)

Other Great Resources and Teaching – Suggestions Welcome

N.T. Wright Website
One of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars – and he’s actually readable and easy to listen to – and very challenging for today’s Christians…

ReadScripture App
Download this app and get into the Bible, along with really helpful videos for each section from The Bible Project (also awesome)

Christianity Today – online magazine

Relevant – online magazine