Bible Study | The Practical Disciple - Part 6

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40 Day Bible Reading Guide for the Gospel of John

I have just added a 40 day Bible reading guide for the Gospel of John to the Lent Resource page.  It is a check list along with some tips on how to be consistent in your Bible reading.  While this list is set up as a Lenten discipline it really could be used over any 40 day period.  This list begins on a Wednesday and ends on a Saturday six weeks later.  Sunday’s are free days for catching-up or reflecting on a reading that grabbed you from earlier in the week.  I did this because traditionally Sundays are not included in the count of 40 days of Lent.

Last year a member of my church took on reading the Gospel of Luke in 40 days. That discipline got him

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Lessons I have learned about reading the Bible after 30 years of daily reading

A recent reader, Kristy, shared the following comment,

I have never found the right Bible reading plan, so have tried to read at my own pace and feel that even though I am not following a plan, that I am behind simply because I still have a lot to read by the end of this year and I have this thing in my head that I have to finish the Bible by December 31, 2009. It never seems like what I read is enough; sometimes I read a lot, but it doesn’t seem like it is enough. I feel like I am not doing it right.

So, how much should you read? I don’t believe there is a great pat answer to this question, but I do have some distinct

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What to Write in Your Bible

My College Devotional BibleWhen I first started taking notes in my Bible, I mostly marked words and phrases that grabbed my eye. I then read somewhere, that you should never highlight something unless you write a note about it. I did not do this all the time, but I started underlining, highlighting and adding a few notes here and there.  Often times, I added asterisks with footnotes. Pictured to the left is a Bible from this phase of my life. This was a paper back New

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