Bible Reading Plans
Whole Life Whole Bible: Take a Bible Reading Challenge for 2013
St. John’s is going to be preaching an overview of the Bible with Whole Life applications to help us connect God’s word with our daily life. A special Children’s Version can be found by clicking here. Alongside the sermons there are three ways of getting involved:
1. Whole Life Whole Bible Daily Readings written by members of St John’s Ministry Team
5 Readings per week with max 2 chapters of the Bible per day
Daily reflections available online or as a booklet.
The complete online version will be available at www.wholelifewholebible.com
Each day you can find the most recent reflections here and read them on your computer or mobile phone. So you don’t miss a reading you can also subscribe via email, Facebook and Twitter.
3. Whole Life Whole Bible Seminars
Tues 19th March 8pm ‘Covenant’
Tues 18th June 8pm ‘Christ’
Come with your homegroup if you can
Guest Speaker from LICC: Antony Billington
‘Wise Living –Integrated Lives’ 2012
Bible readings from Proverbs and Ecclesiastes which support the Autumn Sermon Series 2011. The Autumn sermon series can be heard by clicking here.
Please download the readings here.
St John’s Gospel Reading Plan
We have developed a Bible reading scheme for the 40 days in Lent for 2011. Please click here to go on the page to download the reading plan.
New Testament Reading Plan
The Bible is a powerful book that has shaped and transformed countries, cultures and citizens around the world and across hundreds of years! In 2010 St. John’s produced a Reading Plan which enables you to read the whole of the New Testament in 6 months. The readings were designed to complement our preaching series through Acts of the Apostles that began in February 2010. Please click the icon below in order to download the 6 month plan.
Bible Reading Scheme
As part of our “Growing Together” focus in 2009 we considered taking up the challenge of “Reading the Bible in a Year”. Even in 2010 you can start ‘Reading the Bible in a Year’, just start with Reading Plan 1 and follow the scheme as laid out. There are two reading schemes (a simple scheme and a full scheme) to help you through this process.
Ask a friend to join you in reading the Bible in a year or take up the challenge as a STEP group. Perseverance is often made possible when we are in the company of others, so don’t struggle with the Bible alone, get a Bible Buddy!
What is a Bible Buddy?
Bible Buddies are people who have committed to follow the St. John’s Bible in a Year reading plan. They will meet regularly (e.g fortnightly, monthly, bi-monthly) to talk about what they have read, share any struggles, help with understanding and encourage each other. Please keep things flexible and informal.
Who would make a good Bible Buddy?
A friend, STEP group member, prayer triplet, your spouse, etc. Find someone, or a group, from the church who you are comfortable to talk to and agree a schedule of how and where you will meet (e.g home, pub, coffee shop, workplace). If you don’t know who to ask, or would like a member of the church staff to help you link up with someone then please let us know. We would also like to keep a list of all Bible Buddy groups so that we can encourage you and invite you to lunch!
What happens if I get stuck?
Please consider buying one of our book recommendations to help you navigate your way through the Bible and get the most out of what you read.
» “How to Read the Bible Book by Book”
by Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart (Zondervan, 2002)
» “Old Testament Survey”
by Paul House & Eric Mitchell (B&H Publishing, 2007)
» “God’s Big Picture: Tracing the story-line of the Bible”
by Vaughn Roberts (ivp, 2003)
Send us your questions! Please email Peter Farley-Moore or drop a line into the “Question Box” in the church and we will do our best to respond.