In the message on Jan. 2, 1 Timothy 4 mentions the need to stay focused on serving God by not neglecting your spiritual gift. Below are a few online links that teach about spiritual gifts and a way to consider what your spiritual gift might be. The spiritual gift inventory may not be conclusive, but it is a beginning. For a spiritual gift inventory test try: http://mintools.com/spiritual-gifts-test.htm or another one: http://www.churchgrowth.org/cgi-cg/gifts.cgi?intro=1 Here’s a list and definition of the spiritual gifts http://ldolphin.org/rrrgifts.html
Are you a techie? Never more than three feet away from your droid? Check your Facebook 15 times a day? Well maybe its time for some high tech Bible study. BibleGateway offers a wide variety of computer based Bible reading tools for the technically inclined.
Have your daily Scripture reading delivered directly to your email inbox. BibleGateway offers a 365 day plan with a reading from the Old and New Testament as well as a 365 day reading plan from just the New Testament. The a daily email reminder comes with a link to the complete text for the day. No need to get your Bible out as BibleGateway is an online Scripture resource--do your daily reading anywhere you have access to the internet. BibleGateway also has additional reading plans (Historical, Chronological, Beginning, etc), and a wide variety of English and Foreign language translations on their website. Bookmark your favorite or subscribed to through RSS feed and iCal.
Find this great resource under the heading "Welcome to the Bible Gateway Reading Plans" on their website. Reading plans and language translations are available through pull down menus. Select the plan and translation or language you desire and hit the update button to see the day's reading. The RSS and iCal feed subscriptions are to be found after you've selected your preferences.
What a great new way to bring the Bible into our every day lives!
Today is January 1st, a perfect day to begin a new Bible reading experience. Discipleship Journal from NavPress has three wonderful choices to suit any situation. Their 5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan takes you through the New Testament, one chapter at a time, in one year of readings 5 days a week. If you are not currently reading the Bible, this is a great plan to start out with.
The Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading plan provides two readings for each day with 25 readings per month. The first reading alternates between an Old and a New Testament book with approximately 3 chapters each day. The second reading comes from the wisdom literature (such as Psalms, Proverbs) and Isaiah. You'll read through the whole Bible in one year.
The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan is one we've used for several years. It provides readings from four separate places in the Scriptures each day including gospel and epistle from the New Testament and wisdom literature and history/prophetic from the Old Testament. This Bible reading plan works a little better for people who are somewhat familiar with the Scriptures. You will read through the whole Bible in one year with 25 readings a month.
A printable pdf of each of these plans is available from the Discipleship Journal website.
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