Read the Bible Daily
We believe the Bible is the foundation of our faith and practice; a library of 66 books that tells the story of our God who has established and faithfully preserves a covenant relationship with us. As United Methodists, we believe reading the Bible is central to all we do as faithful people. So we want you to read the Bible every day and be excited to learn how God is at work in the world and how the grace of Christ has and continues to transform us every day!
Start with a really good study Bible
Choose one that has footnotes and can explain some vocabulary and give background on what might be going on in a passage. Here are a few we would recommend:
- The New Oxford Annotated Bible: New Revised Standard Version available in hardcover or Kindle
- The New Interpreter’s Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version available in hardcover or paperback
- The Wesley Study Bible with references to works by John Wesley, founder of Methodism
Each of these is a New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) which we most often use in worship and small group study. This version is a translation from the original texts and aims to be readable and understandable in today’s English. It is the version understood to be the standard translation for serious Bible study, especially in seminaries and colleges.
If you’re looking for an app, we recommend Our Bible that will allow you to read through different modern translations of the Bible, create a daily plan for yourself, and engage in conversations with others who want to talk about what they are reading.
Fall 2023 Daily Bible Reading Plan
If you’re looking for ways to process as you read, or have questions in general, contact Pastor Eric.