Bible Reading Challenge
The staff of MUMC has decided to accept the challenge of reading the entire Bible in a year. We are starting January 1st.  My hope is that the entire congregation of MUMC would join us. Here is the Bible reading plan we are using:
The plan is called, “Through the Bible in a Year.”  It can be found at http://static.esvmedia.org/assets/pdfs/rp.through.the.bible.pdf.

I recommend the following Bible versions: English Standard Version (ESV), New Living Translation (NLT), New International Version (NIV), the New King James Version (NKJV), the and the Common English Bible (CEB).  I personally like the ESV and NLT. Of those versions, the NLT and CEB will be the easiest to read.

Study Bibles are helpful because they provide commentary along with scripture. Any of the Life Application Bibles are wonderful. You might have different Study Bibles you prefer and any of those are fine. For more recommendations on those simply email me, call, or come by the office and I’d be happy to help!

There are two Bible Apps I highly recommend: YouVersion and the ESV App. The ESV App has our Bible reading plan as well as a podcast you can subscribe to. The YouVersion Bible App has multiple translations, many of which include an audio option.

If you want to read from the internet, there are different versions of the Bible that can be found at www.biblegateway.com.

The ESV website allows you to plug in verses in addition to whole chapters for an audio bible: http://www.esvbible.org.

I will place hard copies of the plan on the table in the Narthex for you to take home.

Happy reading and look for more information to come as we journey in this year!


Brother Robert