Day 7 | An Overview of Scripture
Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:
Choose if you are going read daily by:
- Purchasing a paperback copy, reading the scripture from this page, or listening to me read scripture to you.
- Remember to continue to make a P.A.C.T in prayer
Goal: An Overview of Scripture
Fellas, thanks for joining me today is day seven and the end of week one.
So I want you to continue to use our prayer method daily. Stick with your scheduled time of prayer, keep praying out-loud, for 5-minutes, and use our P.A.C.T. method which stands for praying, asking, confessing, and thanking. Eventually, we will modify this to break up the monotony.
But now we are going to stack on another activity. Instead of thinking about this day negatively, think about this positively. Like a scaled-up workout or add a few weights to a barbell.
For the next 29 days, which is the remainder of our time together, we are going to read one book of the Bible. And before I tell you which one, I want to give a short overview of the Bible.
The Bible is unlike any other book you have ever read. Think of it as a big book of history with a library of books within it. It had 40 different authors and was written over about 2000 years to people who you don't know and whose cultural experiences are different from yours. But this makes the Bible about the most exciting book that one could ever read. But what's especially cool about the Bible is it tells one story through two significant testaments and 66 different books about this one thing; God's love and redemption of man through his Son—Jesus Christ.
But here's the heart-breaking truth; it's the best-sold book of all time and the least read at the same time. And this is tragic because this book holds God's revealed truth in it. So we are going to get into it. Together we’re going to read one book inside of this library of books.
So what kind of Bible are we going to need? Well, you have three choices:
First, if you want, you can purchase a paperback copy of the Bible. If you do, I would recommend a New International Version Bible (also known as the NIV). This version is one of many translations and is easier to read, plus it's the version that I'm going to read and reference. Having a physical copy is perfect for those who like to underline, highlight, or take notes in the columns, but this is entirely up to you.
Second, for others who would prefer to read from your device, I am going to place the reading right on this page next to the activity.
Third, for those who are driving, running, or walking, this audio will have an extended version that I will read to you at the end of this audio. I may even share some of my thoughts on the text. While the next audios will appear longer, this is only for those who might need or prefer to listen to the reading for the day.
Again, the choice is up to you; you can get a paperback, read from this page, or listen to it. There’s no wrong way to do this other than choosing not to do it. How easy is that?
So today, your activity is to decide if you need to get an NIV Bible, read from this page, or listen while I read the scripture daily for you.
That’s it, and get ready for tomorrow we are going to jump into reading scripture together