If you have not been able to get through the Bible in its entirety, learn how this challenge can make it possible. Read the Bible in One Year! Yes, it can be done. Begin today!!!
We invite you to join us in reading the Bible in one year. There are various way in which this can be accomplished. Perhaps, in the past you tried and were not able to complete your goal. This time it may be different. The Weather Ahead believes that one very important element will be able to keep you on track this year: Accountability. Below you will find a suggested format.
Take the Challenge Today and Read the Entire Bible Studies
show that most professed Christians have never read the entire Bible.
Other have read portions of the Scriptures and yet, others that began
never completed their goal. Perhaps, there are many reasons why this is
the case. However, the Weather Ahead is committed to providing you
with an incentive to start today. Part of it could be time to set aside
to read. In this day of information, we can maximize our time by
making every minute count.
Accountability This human trait is loved by some and disregarded by many. Accountability is synonymously used with the concept of responsibility. The term is associated with the expectation of account-giving. It is an aspect of governance, but for our purposes, it is applied to personal governance or self-control.
You are probably familiar with the following text: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christís have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." (Galatians 5:22-24, NKJV) The term translated "self-control" can also be translated "mastery" or "temperance." This covers restraint of one's emotions, impulses, or desire.
The implication of this is word is quite significant to help us understand accountability. Paul is listing a number of virtues that are the result of the indwelling Spirit of God within the person that has surrendered their will to the control God. The apostle teaches that there is to be moderation in all aspects of the Christian's life and complete control over every habit, passion and appetite.
There is no room for excess of any kind in Paul's theology. It is possible to be intemperate even while being fully engaged in doing the mission of Jesus and disregard the laws of health, social interaction and even spending time in communion with God. It is possible to occupy our time doing so many other good things to the detriment of our soul. We may spend the entire day occupied with living that we may forget to give God the time necessary so that the indwelling Spirit of God may work miracles in our lives.
For this reason, The Weather Ahead recommends that this challenge should
not be made alone. Engage your spouse, a friend or group of friends of
the same gender (for obvious reasons) to go through this experience
together. You should all be accountable to one another in order to
ensure success in completing the reading of the Bible in one year.
left us a great example of accountability when He chose His twelve
disciple to live in community for three years. They learned from each
other through experience and challenges they faced together. We highly
recommend that you find serious friends, neighbors or family members to
join you in this quest for the truth and knowledge of God.
Accountability, if set up correctly from the beginning will make a great
difference in your life this year and every year to come.
no longer. Along with the decision to read the Bible in its entirety,
make the decision to find an accountability partner to help you in your
spiritual journey together. Learn the practical habit of
self-governance and self-control by reading the Bible with someone you
trust, someone who is willing to be challenged just as well as you do.
it is best to read the Bible without any distractions. Get up early in
the morning, even before the sun rises, to spend time with God's Word.
Read it together with your family and hold each other accountable to
completing this goal. Setting time aside is key to completing this
worthy task successfully.
Your Bible. Choose whatever Bible you have already and begin
reading three chapters a day. This is the classic and most traditional
Bible program that's been around for so long.
New King James Daily Bible. You may use this resource to read the Bible Chronologically or Sequentially as the biblical text has come down to us through the centuries.
Some Innovative Ideas to Read or Listen through the Bible In One Year!
Internet Audio Conference. Use Skype or
some other video conference software to meet friends online to read the
Bible. Chat programs are not suitable. Skype provides an excellent
solution to audio conferencing with many people at once. Each can take
turns reading. If you have a laptop, you can do this on the go wherever
Cell Phone Call. Use your cell phone and turn on the speaker.
This will free you to read along and include at least two other
people. Do this after hours, when the minutes are not running against
your account. We discourage holding the cell phone for long periods of
time close to your ear as it may get hot and to avoid the danger of long
exposure to microwaves. If you still have a wireless handset, that may
also work on speaker phone.
Audio Bible. Audible.com
offers various Bible translations to a small fee. Use them on your
iPod or MP3 player when you go for a walk, running, or when exercising.
You may connect your player to the radio in your automobile and listen
while you commute to school, work, or when you travel long distances.
You may also obtain the Bible on CDs or even cassette tapes still.
If money is an inconvenience, there are still
free resources online that will assist you in having access to the
Bible anywhere in the world.
This website offers various translation of the Bible in many
languages. The Weather Ahead will be using this resource to encourage
you to read through the Bible.
Bible Study Tools.
This is a great resource for anyone who may not have the funds to
afford the nifty things technology makes available to us. Make sure to
check out their Bible through the year program.
One Year Bible.
This is another excellent resource that focuses exclusively promoting
reading through the Scriptures in one year. Theirs is a well-known
program for many years.