reading the word

Why is it important to read God's word?

The Scriptures are the primary way that God speaks to us. Through them we see the wickedness and rebellion of our own hearts; but more importantly, we see the love and grace that transforms us through Jesus Christ.


I Timothy 3:16-17 tells us,


"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."



SO WHERE IS A HELPFUL PLACE TO BEGIN?


You might be new to engaging the Bible for your own life. If so, we would recommend reading the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Read about Jesus as both the Son of Man and the Son of God. See His deity as God yet His love for the broken and down trodden. He modeled grace, love, and truth perfectly.


Check out the resources below to assist you in your own bible reading and study.

HOW TO ENGAGE GOD'S WORD

FOR CHANGE

There are a number of ways in which God's Word can be read. Are you struggling to find a method that will drive authentic change? We would encourage you to utilize the Transformation Circle for Reading the Bible. This tool will help you ask better questions as you read and come away more impacted in how God's Word can change your life.

The ESV Bible App

The English Standard Version (ESV) is an essentially literal translation of the Bible in contemporary English. Download the Bible App and carry God's Word wherever you go. You can bookmark passages, highlight verses, use reading plans, or even listen to an audio version.