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Every Sunday at 10:00am

Join us every Sunday morning for our weekly worship gathering!

Every Sunday at 10:00am

The Bible is a grand and glorious narrative that is worthy of a lifetime of devotion, study, memorization, meditation, and application. What makes the Bible divinely unique is the reality that this glorious narrative is held together by one thread that connects everything from Genesis to Revelation: the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the center of the Scriptures and the primary interpretative “lens” for properly understanding the pages of Scripture. All of Scripture is ultimately about Jesus and finds its fulfillment in Him (Luke 24:25-27, 44-45, John 5:39-40, 46, Romans 16:25-27). 

Therefore, we highly encourage you to pick up a copy of our 2024 Bible reading plan: “Seeing Christ in All of Scripture”.

This resource has 5 daily readings and covers the Old Testament and New Testament and a chronological approach to the life of Christ in the gospels.

Booklets are available at both entrances of the building as well as on the Next Steps table.

As you see the connections to Jesus in every book of the Bible, we pray that by His grace this resource will strengthen your faith in Jesus, solidify your biblical knowledge, and transform your daily walk with Jesus for the glory of God alone! 

Brett Ricley

Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Adult Ministries

Pick up a booklet

We will be providing free copies of the 2024 Bible Reading Plan at the Welcome Center, East entrance, and the Next Steps table all year long.

DOWNLOAD & PRINT

Feel free to download the plan and print in any format that’s convenient for you.

 

WANT TO DIG DEEPER?

There’s a good rule of thumb when it comes to the Bible:
read for breadth and study for depth.

Reading the suggested Bible reading plan (above) helps you read for breadth by understanding the “big picture” of what God’s redemptive story is all about. The goal is to read through the entire Bible (breadth). With the Bible reading plan we’re suggesting, you’ll read through the entire Bible in a year. In this process, don’t worry about studying every passage in super deep detail. Instead, focus on consistency. However, you also want to be sensitive to what the Spirit wants to teach you each time you open the Word. So, when using the Bible reading plan, we suggest asking yourself three simple questions:

    1. How is God calling me to think differently? (HEAD)
    2. How is God reordering my hearts affections – what I love? (HEART)
    3. What is God calling me to do as I go about my day today? (HANDS)

Studying for depth happens in addition to your normal Bible reading plan. Studying involves picking one book of the Bible and studying it verse by verse, slowly, prayerfully, and purposefully. If you’re looking for resources related to Bible study, we hope the following tools will equip you to be a faithful student of God’s Word and someone who can handle it rightly (2 Timothy 2:15).

THe C.O.M.A. Method

One of the most helpful Bible study methods is the C.O.M.A. method which stands for Context, Observation, Meaning, Application. This inductive study approach has proven to help any student of God’s Word dig deeper into the text by using a linear and holistic method to read, interpret, and apply the Scriptures.

This specific framework is not new yet David Helm has written a very helpful book called One to One Bible Reading that incorporates this method within the context of one to one meetings. We highly recommend studying the Bible in community with someone else of the same gender. If you’d like to get paired up, email Pastor Brett and he will help you get connected with someone.

The One to One book is helpful to studying one to one, specifically because it provides C.O.M.A. worksheets for every type of literary genre found in the Bible. Therefore, you can use the free PDF worksheets to study any book of the Bible on your own or with someone else. These worksheets are copyright-free and the author has given permission to use them however you see fit!

Bible study essentials

If you’d like to take your Bible study to “the next level” after using the C.O.M.A. method, the Bible Study Essentials (BSE) worksheets are for you!

The BSE worksheets are tools that Pastor Brett Ricley developed by synthesizing other study resources that he learned in seminary as well as from other ministry leaders and authors. The process is more in-depth than C.O.M.A. yet follows the same framework (Context, Observation, Meaning, Application).

If you’d like further explanation or training using this Bible study method, please don’t hesitate to email Pastor Brett.

If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of the Bible Study Essentials process, check out this 50 minute presentation from Pastor Brett. Follow along by downloading the PowerPoint slides as well.