Can I suggest a New Year’s resolution for you? Make the commitment to read through the Bible with me in 2017. At Munger, 2017 is our Year of the Bible, and we’re launching something called The Bible Project. Here are 3 reasons why I hope you’ll join me in reading through the Bible in 2017.
The Bible is Difficult to Read Alone
Lots of folks struggle to understand the Bible, which shouldn’t be surprising: the Bible is a collection of ancient documents, written by strange people in strange languages–of course it’s difficult to read and understand all by yourself. Through the Bible Project (we’ve taken the name from some folks in Portland with whom we’re partnering), however, we’ll be updating our blog every day with explanatory notes, videos, charts, etc. To give you an example of the kind of resources available, check out this great intro video to the Book of Genesis:
The Bible is difficult to read alone–so don’t. Read along with me.
The Last Time You Tried It, You Quit in February
Many of you have probably tried to read through the Bible in a year, only to abandon your resolution in February when you got to Leviticus (if you made it that far). You’re much more likely to complete marathon training in a group, and in the same way you’re much more likely to read through the Bible along with other people. I’m preaching through the Bible in 2017, we’ll have a weekly Bible study, a daily blog, podcasts, etc. All these resources are to help you persevere. Good things come to those who persevere.
Nothing Has More Potential to Change Your Life
I guarantee you that 2017 holds unexpected challenges for you. How will you prepare? There is nothing you can do that will have greater potential to change your life and prepare you for the future than the daily discipline of spending time in silence and scripture.
So, Here’s What to Do
If you are a Mungarian, pick up one of the free One Year Bibles we’re handing out at church; if you don’t live in Dallas, get one of these from Amazon. (We’re using the ESV translation, but they are currently out of print.) You could also use the Bible app on your smart phone and pick the One Year Bible reading plan, but I recommend using the hard copy.
Follow along with our blog: bibleproject.mungerplace.org.
Watch my sermons: http://www.mungerplace.org/sermon-library/.
Start on Sunday morning.
Of all the New Year’s resolutions you could make, reading through the Bible is the most important.
So, are you in?
The fox knows many things;
The hedgehog knows one big thing.
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