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YEAR OF
BIBLICAL LITERACY
2018

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This Week's Verse:

The Holy Spirit is the Baptizer.

Acts 1:5 - For John truly baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit, not many days from now.

 

 

WELCOME
to a “Year of Biblical Literacy”

In 2018 we are excited to bring you "A Year Of Biblical Literacy" and pray that you will take this journey with us, engage yourself and loved ones to grow in faith...because we know that... "faith comes by hearing and hearing from the word of God". Our desire and heart for the Church family is to make bible reading a spiritual discipline that is exciting, enjoyable and fruitful. When we systematically read, meditate and memorize scripture it nourishes our souls, hearts and minds.

Reading scripture is how we become “biblically literate” empowering us to be disciples and committed followers of Jesus, to live transformed lives and become the change ambassadors for our families, communities and our culture for Him. We have provided resources designed to help us in our daily and weekly walk through the bible. Below are some resources to get us started and to guide us throughout the year.  


EXPLORE

 

DAILY

365 Days of Scripture Reading:
Our hope & prayer is that we immerse ourselves in the scriptures daily, to experience the presence, character and eternal life in Jesus. 

Technology has afforded us the convenience of having several scripture resources easily accessible. Below are a couple of websites we recommend, fully equipped with apps for your computers, phones and devices. Enjoy your journey in “A Year Of Biblical Literacy”. 

YOUVERSION BIBLE APP
Read thru the bible in a year, with a daily reading of a little Old Testament & a little New Testament mixed in with a daily dose of the wisdom & poetry books (Psalms and Proverbs).
See the “WHOLE” bible plans tab for all your options.

THE BIBLE PROJECT
Read the Bible from Cover to Cover along with animated videos to bring creative presentations, of storytelling and illuminating the core themes of each book. click here for Intro video.

WEEKLY

52 Weeks of Scripture Memorization: 
We will explore 52 scriptures, one for each week, that will point to the basic tenets of our Christian faith. These doctrines, key principles and themes will be presented weekly on Sunday mornings for memorization and meditation.

Please find below the memorization card starting with "THE WORD OF GOD" and ending with "ESCHATOLOGY". Start memorizing and sharing these scriptures each week with a friend or family member. Click on the button below to download a copy to print and keep on your computer or device.   


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WORD OF GOD 

The Word of God is...

WEEK 1: Inspired

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ~ All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

WEEK 2: Living & Powerful

Hebrews 4:12 ~For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

WEEK 3: Inerrant (perfect)

Psalm 19:7 ~ The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

WEEK 4: Life Sustaining

Matthew 4:4 ~ But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

WEEK 5: Divine

John 1:1 ~ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

WEEK 6: Preached  

2 Timothy 4:2 ~ Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.

 

FATHER GOD

God the Father is ...

WEEK 7: Omnipotent (all powerful)

Revelation 19:6 ~ And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!

WEEK 8: Sovereign

Psalm 24:1-2 ~The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. 2 For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters.

WEEK 9: Holy

Revelation 4:8 ~ And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,    who was and is and is to come!”

WEEK 10: Righteous

Psalm 119:137 - Righteous are you, O Lord, And upright are Your judgements. 

 

JESUS

Jesus is...

WEEK 11: Creator

Colossians 1:16 ~ For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

WEEK 12: Son of God

Luke 1:35 ~ And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

WEEK 13: Head of the Church

Colossians 1:18 ~ And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

WEEK 14: Lord & Savior

Romans 10:9 ~ that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

WEEK 15: Lord & King

Revelation 17:14 ~ These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

WEEK 16: Sinless

1 John 3:5 ~ And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.

WEEK 17: Grace & Truth

John 1:17 ~ For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

WEEK 18: Son of Man

John 1:14 ~ And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

WEEK 19: Mediator

1 Timothy 2:5 ~ For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

 

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is...

WEEK 20: Helper

John 14:26 ~ But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

WEEK 21: Spirit of Truth

John 16:13-14 ~ However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

WEEK 22: Revealer of Sin

John 16:8 ~ And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

WEEK 23: Indwelling

1 Corinthians 3:16 ~ Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

WEEK 24: The Baptizer

Acts 1:4-5 ~ And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

WEEK 25: Interpreter

1 Corinthians 2:13 ~ These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy[a] Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

WEEK 26: Sanctification

1 Corinthians 6:11 ~ And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

WEEK 27: Omnipresent (present everywhere)

Psalm 139:7 ~ Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

 

SALVATION

Salvation is...

WEEK 28: Justification

Romans 5:1 ~ Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

WEEK 29: Everlasting Life

John 5:24 ~ 24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

WEEK 30: Salvation by Grace

Ephesians 2:8 ~ For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

WEEK 31: Propitiation (pacification)  

2 Corinthians 5:21 ~ For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

WEEK 32: Atonement

Hebrews 9:22 ~ Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins

WEEK 33: Mercy

Titus 3:4-5 ~ But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

WEEK 34: New Life

2 Corinthians 5:17 ~ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

WEEK 35: God’s love

John 3:16 ~ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

CHURCH

The Church is...

WEEK 36: Bride of Christ

2 Corinthians 11:2 ~ For I am jealous for you with Godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

WEEK 37: Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:12 ~ For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.

WEEK 38: Fellowship

Hebrews 10:24-25 ~ And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

WEEK 39: Worship

John 4:23-24 ~ But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

WEEK 40: Discipleship (Great Commission)

Matthew 28:19-20 ~ Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[b]

WEEK 41: Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 ~ In this manner, therefore, pray:Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come.Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.13 And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

WEEK 42: Service

Matthew 23:11 ~ But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.

WEEK 43: Equipping

Ephesians 4:11-12 ~ And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

WEEK 44: Giving

Malachi 3:10 ~ Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,”Says the Lord of hosts,“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.

 

ESCHATOLOGY

What God reveals to us about...

WEEK 45: Heaven

Revelation 21:4-7 ~ And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me,[a] “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”6 And He said to me, “It is done![b] I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things,[c] and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

WEEK 46: Hell

Revelation 21:8 ~ But the cowardly, unbelieving,[a] abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

WEEK 47: Second Coming of Jesus

Revelation 1:7 ~ Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

WEEK 48: Judgement Day

Revelation 20:12 ~ And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God,[a] and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

WEEK 49: New Heaven & New Earth

Revelation 21:1 ~ Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.

WEEK 50: Christ in Heaven

Revelation 22:5 ~ There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

WEEK 51: Millennial Reign of Christ

Revelation 20:4-6 ~ And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a[a] thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

WEEK 52: Uniting with Jesus 

Revelation 19:7-9 ~ Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

This what we believe to be true about the bible...

We believe that the bible is the unfailing word of God.

We believe the word of God is not our only authority, but it is our highest authority.
”It is living, powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword...”

We believe that intentional daily reading, meditation and application of God’s word will transform our lives, our families and the communities we live in.

We believe the message and revelation of God and His plan for mankind through the ages has informed, transformed and formed the world we live in today.

We believe the bible is relevant, current and is still speaking truth for today and far beyond into future generations.