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Reading Your Bible

JUST 10 MINUTES A DAY

You can spare that, right? Reading the Bible for just 10 minutes a day can change the rest of your days. It will bring you hope, encouragement, guidance, and practical advice on the every day issues you’re facing. The Bible is alive and active. It's powerful and inspiring. The Bible is relevant to everyone, everywhere, at any time.

At COM, our passion is that we would live out of the overflow of what God is doing in our personal lives. Our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to gain God's perspective about our lives and the world around us. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

"All Scripture is God-breathed…" - 2 Timothy 3:16

You can’t have a close relationship with someone you never talk to. It’s impossible. God’s word—the Bible—is the primary way He speaks to us. And it’s the absolute best way to discover how to follow Jesus on a daily basis. If you want to know more about God and His promises, reading the Bible is your next step.

WHERE DO I START?

The Bible can seem pretty intimidating if you’ve never read it—lots of “thee’s” and “thou’s.” We want to make it easy for you to get started and build a habit of spending time with God by reading His word every day. So here are some great and simple Bible Reading Plans to help you begin diving into God's word on a daily basis. If you do not have a Bible, we would love to give you one for free. Contact us at hello@churchofmotion.com and ask for a Bible.

BIBLE READING PLANS

One Year Bible

Read through the entire Bible in one year. Sounds crazy, but if you took just 15-30 minutes a day, you could read through the entire Bible in a year. This plan will guide you on what to read each day, and even provides a devotional to help you understand what you read. Click Here to access this plan. (Reading plan provided by Church of the Highlands)

21 Day John Study

A study through the book of John giving a first hand account of the life of Jesus. Great study for anyone, especially new believers. Click Here to begin this study. (Study provided by Newspring Church)

28 Day Acts Study

A Study through the book of Acts. Jesus has lived, died, and resurrected. The book of Acts begins with Jesus giving his followers instructions to start the church and then ascends to heaven. Great study on the early church and the calling, potential, power, and purpose of the local church today. Click Here to begin this study. (Study provided by Newspring Church)

A 21 Day Journey to Change

Feel like you want to change, but don't know where to start. Jesus changes us in the best ways possible. Learn from real life change stories in scripture that were a catalyst for people stepping into their God-given purpose. Click Here to begin this study. (Study provided by Newspring Church)

YouVersion

Read God's Word at anytime, anywhere using the YouVersion Bible App. Share Scripture with friends, highlight and bookmark passages, and create a daily bible reading time. There are so many great reading plans to choose from and you can interact with others reading the Bible. Click Here to begin using YouVersion.

The Bible App for Kids

Help your kids fall in love with the word of God. Features fun games and activities, kid friendly navigation, colorful illustrations with touch-activated animations, and so much more. Click Here to download the Bible App for Kids.

S.O.A.P. Journaling

What is S.O.A.P.

At COM, our passion is that we would live out of the overflow of what God is doing in our personal lives. Our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to gain God's perspective about our lives and the world around us. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Motion Group, spouse, or friend, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

HOW TO S.O.A.P.

You’ll need three items (Bible, Pen & Journal) to S.O.A.P. each day!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you.

A. FOR APPLICATION

Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.

P. FOR PRAYER

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or even a prayer for a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.