WHAT WE BELIEVE

WE BELIEVE that reading just one chapter a day is a great way to grow in your relationship with Jesus and gain a clearer understanding of His plan for you.

WE BELIEVE that by sharing this unique experience of everyone in the church reading the same passage, at the same pace, beginning January 1, all the way through October 29 we will experience the unity and community so evident in the early Church.

WE BELIEVE that by journaling your thoughts, prayers, and questions as you read each day you will experience something miraculous, deep, and wonderful in your life.

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit wants us to come to worship with expectation and anticipation. By reading the passages during the week your heart and mind will be prepared to receive a deeper level of insight from the Sunday message.


NEXT STEPS

FIRST Commit to reading the New Testament, from start to finish in 2016 by reading a chapter a day, 6 days a week. We encourage you to use your *own Bible with the translation of your choice. Each daily reading will take you an average of 10 minutes for 260 days. *Trinity will be happy to provide you with your own NLT Bible.

SECOND Journal (Daily Reflections Journal Provided), take notes, pray, and meet with a small group once a week to talk about what you’ve read.

THIRD Join us for our Sunday morning worship service at 10:45am! Each Sunday’s message will be centered on the contents of the past weeks readings.


THE BOOKS ARE OUT OF ORDER

You will notice that we are reading the New Testament in a different order than you are probably used to. The books of the Bible were written or recorded individually. When they were gathered together, they were placed into a variety of orders. Paul’s letters, for example, have been put in order of length and are badly out of historical order.

To help readers engage in easier understanding and continuity, the books of the New Testament are arranged so that their literary types, events, and the theological traditions make more sense to the reader.

We’re excited you are taking a step to plant the gospel deep in your heart by committing to regularly read the New Testament. Jesus reminds us:

“WE do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)

Faithfully reading God’s word is essential to our growth as a disciple.