Read a Chapter a Day Challenge: The Gospel of John

During Lent we are encouraged to:

1. Give up something,
2. Start something, and
3. Do something for the community of God.

If you are looking to start something, consider joining the Read a Chapter a Day Challenge! Across our connection United Methodists are being challenged to read a chapter a day from the Gospel of John during Lent. (February 14-March 24)

Reading the Bible is one of the essential spiritual practices of disciples. United Methodists put the Bible to work. In congregational worship, we read from the Bible. Through preaching, we interpret its message for our lives. It forms the background of most of our hymns and liturgy. It's the foundation of our church school curriculum. Many of us use it in our individual devotional lives, praying through its implications day by day. However, we admit that there's still vast "biblical illiteracy" in our denomination. We need to help one another open the Bible and use it! As you are reading each chapter, ask yourself these four questions:

1. What did this passage mean to its original hearers?
2. What part does it play in the Bible's total witness?
3. What does God seem to be saying to my life, my community, my world, through this passage?
4. What changes should I consider making as a result of my study?

A drop-in discussion group with Pastor Amanda will be offered on Sundays after worship beginning February 18th.

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