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THE BIGGER STORY
Journey with us through the Bible in a year

Beginning on Sunday, January 1, we will spend the year abiding in God‘s love as we take a sweeping look at the major themes in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation learning how all point to Jesus and

how God so loved the world that He gave His only Son...

Some view the Bible as a collection of smaller stories. However,  the holy, inspired and inerrant Bible is one book, by one author (God) with one story and one subject: Jesus Christ! Our Lord is in every book of the Bible. The entire Bible points to Christ. God has given us the Scriptures so that we might come to Him and know Him and love Him, as He first loved us. 

Join with us as we read through the Bible in the year 2023. Our Sunday Morning Bible Studies, Kids Classes, Youth Group and Men's Group will all journey through "The Bigger Story" together, seeing how Jesus was the plan from the start, "for God so loved the world." 

We encourage you to review the reading plan below, follow along and form or join discussion groups as we learn how all the Bible points to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

"We find Christ in all the Scriptures. In the Old Testament, He is predicted. In the Gospels, He is revealed.  In Acts, He is preached. In the epistles, He is explained. In Revelation, He is expected..." Alistair Begg 

“The whole Bible tells us, from beginning to end, that salvation is not by the works of the law, but by grace.” Charles Spurgeon

"Scripture interprets Scripture...all of Scripture is driving at the same thing, which is Jesus" 

Martin Luther 

"The Bible is a remarkable fountain: the more one draws and drinks of it, the more it stimulates thirst."

Martin Luther 

Read Along With Us!

The Bible is God’s inspired and holy word (Psalm 12:6-7, 2 Timothy 3:16). 

The Bible contains everything we need to live for God's glory in this dark world (2 Peter 1:2-4). 

Blessings are promised to those who read and obey the Scriptures (Psalm 1:1-3, Revelation 1:3).

The below reading plan takes an average of 12 minutes a day and is scheduled for 6 days a week.

Sunday readings will be in the bulletin, emailed and read during the Sunday Service. 

Bibles are always available in the Church on the rack by the sanctuary door.

Check out these other reading plans and options!

12 Days of Christmas Reading Plan!

Here is a 7 Day prompt focusing on the creation story!

Learn how to "SIP" the Scriptures here! 

Check out this 2023 Reading Challenge! 

No matter what plan you use, what book you begin with, time in God's Word daily is never wasted! 

We pray you are encouraged in your daily time with God! 

We also pray you talk about what you learn with others. 

Feel free to use the questions and prompts below, individually or in a group. 

Have a questions about what you are reading? Let us know! 

Discussion Questions & Prompts 

Observational Questions: 

What does it say?  Why was it written?

Who is the author?   Audience?

What is the historic context of the passages?

How does it fit within Scripture as a whole?

Interpretation Questions

What does it mean?

What does it tell me about God?

Jesus? The Holy Spirit? About humanity?

How does it reveal God’s glory?   The Gospel message?

Did other verses come to mind?

 What questions do I have about what I read?

SPECK Questions 

Is there a Sin to avoid?

A Promise to claim?

An Example to follow

A Command to obey?

How does this passage increase my Knowledge of Jesus?

Significance Questions

Why does this matter?

What is the essence of what I have read and learned?   How would I explain this to others?

How can I implement what I have learned into my life?

Additional Resources

Above, find a link to a quick review of each book of the Bible, a document on what to do when you are unsure of Biblical word choices and a link to a website which

has a daily 8 minute podcast explaining

the Bible chronologically! 

There is also a Catechism Collection (which children can memorize and review!) and a collection of hymns to further engage your worship. 

Finally, here is a link to remember: the God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New Testament. 

To the left, view a video explaining the first book of the Bible: Genesis, made by the Bible Project.

 The Bible Project works to help experience and understand the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. They have videos (great for the whole family) on each and every book of the Bible and on

Biblical themes too! 

We pray these resources are helpful to you, that they encourage, educate and equip you. Please contact us with any questions, ideas or for additional support! 

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

JOHN 3:16

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