Study Tools

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BIBLE

 

Let’s admit it—the Bible seems long and boring. Large chunks of it feel irrelevant to everyday life. But what if there’s more to the Bible than inspirational stories and encouraging quotes to make us feel better? What if the Bible was meant to be hard? Is there really a payoff for pushing through the Bible’s confusion and complexity?

 

There most certainly is.

 

We believe the full library of Scripture, all 66 books, create one unified story that points to Jesus. Any investment you make will pay off. No discipline has the potential to impact your life more than spending quality time getting to know your Bible every day. Even (and maybe especially) the parts that are weird or hard to understand.

These Bible Engagement resources are here to help you take the next step in your Bible journey. As you read Scripture for yourself, you will not only discover its beauty and power, but our hope is that you will also grow closer to Jesus than ever before.

Reading Plan

 

One of the best ways to stay engaged with Scripture throughout the year is to use a Bible reading plan. Find a plan that fits you online or in your local bookstore. We recommend the Read Scripture Plan.

APPS

 

Here are four fantastic apps that allow you to take the Bible with you wherever you go. Read Scripture (free) walks you through 16 inflection points of Scripture with videos from The Bible Project. It takes years to learn a new language but with Blue Letter Bible (free) it has all the resources you need to understand what you’re reading in the original language. It also has many commentaries, audio and text, and other great features. YouVersion is the Bible app (free) with hundreds of reading plans and devotionals, you can highlight, make notes and share insights with friends. The Verses app is a great resource for meditating and memorizing scripture (free and paid versions available). Happy reading!

KIDS APPS

 

Do you ever feel guilty giving your phone to your kids when you have lots going on? With these apps, you can feel better when you have to do so. The Bible for Kids (free) is a great resource to teach children the bible through engaging stories and games. The lifeway kids app(Free w/ in-app purchases) is a great app to see resources that go along with your child’s Sunday school lesson through the Gospel project. They also have interactive games and coloring pages.

BIBLE FOR KIDS

LIFEWAY KIDS

CURRICULUM

 

Every church uses specific curriculums that fit the needs of the needs of the church. We have put lots time and energy picking out these curriculums. For our Sunday School we use The Gospel Project which we very much enjoy. Our Youth group uses the Word of Life curriculum. For our children’s program, we use Answers in Genesis for both our Wednesday evening time called ATF and our VBS program. You can check them out for yourself by clicking the buttons underneath the pictures.

PODCASTS

 

You don’t have to read your Bible alone. Listen to the thoughtful consideration of the meaning of Scripture’s overarching storyline, key words and themes on The Bible Project podcast, hosted by Dr. Tim Mackie and Jon Collins. In addition, we think you’ll love Dr. Mackie’s sermon podcast Exploring My Strange Bible.

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