THE BIBLE INITIATIVE
We believe God is the greatest thing in the universe. His son, Jesus, is the greatest human to have ever lived. The story of Him saving humanity from sin is the greatest truth the world has ever known. There is only one place to find that story: the Bible -- a book that most acknowledge is important, but far fewer truly engage with.
It is from this place that the Bible Initiative was brought to life. We have a desire to see God’s people know God’s story, to be fueled by faith in God’s Son, and to expand God’s Kingdom for His glory. What you’re holding is a tool, a resource, to be used alongside God’s Word, not to replace God’s Word. Our longing is that the Bible initiative would aid you in reading, studying, knowing, and being changed by the Bible.
We are praying that five things would happen through the Bible Initiative.
1) That God would speak.
There is no substitute for the Word of God; He has spoken through Scripture. By meeting Him there, you allow Him the space to speak timeless truth to your heart.
2) That God would transform your heart and life into the image of Jesus.
If you come before Scripture humbly, you allow the Holy Spirit room to move you into greater obedience to God.
3) That God would inform your mind of His truth.
In the Bible, God has given you everything you need for life, salvation, and holy living.
4) That God would create in you a hunger for Him and His word.
We pray that this year in Scripture will not be the end of your engagement with the Bible, but the beginning.
5) That God would lead you to worship.
We pray that as you see the magnificence of God and His work to save humanity from sin, you will be left in awe of Him, longing to do nothing more than worship Him with all your life for the remainder of your life.
Throughout the year, you will find a reading plan with five days of reading for each week, a brief explanation of that week's section of scripture, a family devotional and activity, and individual or small group discussion questions. Each of these is designed to aid you and your family in reading, understanding, and applying the truth of the Bible to your everyday life.