We invite you to join us in reading through the entire Bible together. We're not trying to complete it in a limited time frame like a month or a year; but rather, we want to create a habit (or discipline) of getting to know God's heart through what He's told us about Himself.
For a more mobile friendly view of the daily readings, try our new site at https://app.nvbc.net, still a work in progress.
This year, we are doing something a little different. Instead of just reading through a chapter or two a day, we want to slow down and help Scripture remain with us, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us from it, more clearly throughout the day and week. During each week, we encourage you to not only read the passage, but write it down as well. The act of writing will help you think about each word, and will help you remember the verses longer. Questions and cross-references will be available in the weekly bulletin, which can be downloaded from the Streaming page.
When reading, ask yourself the following questions:
- What does it say about God?
- What does it say to/about me?
- What can I learn from this reading?
November 19-25 A Season of Thanks
- Sunday: Psalm 52 “I will wait for your name, for it is good. In the presence of the godly”
- Monday: Psalm 34 “I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (vs 1). “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
- Tuesday: Psalm 95 “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! (vs 2). “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!” (vs 6)
- Wednesday: Psalm 103 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits., who forgives all our iniquities, who heals all our diseases.” (vs 2-3)
- Thursday: Psalm 146 “The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin”
- Friday: Psalm 138 “For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand
delivers me” (vs 6-7)
- Saturday: Psalm 100 “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” (vs 1-2)
November 26 - December 2
- Sunday: Psalm 53 “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (vs 1a)
- Monday: James 5:1-3 A warning that earthly riches will rot and eventually be lost. If we find confidence, comfort and pleasure in the worldly stuff, we will be disappointed.
- Tuesday: James 5:4-6 When our riches are at the cost of exploiting the poor, that exploitation is seen by God and it cries out to God!
- Wednesday: James 5:7-8 Being aware of the “coming of the Lord” should remind us to be focused and prepared. Preparing and looking forward is a “heart” work (vs 8)
- Thursday: James 5:9-12 “Do not grumble against one another”! Grumbling has the danger of ‘judging’ and the reminder that the Judge, i.e. God himself is standing at the door watching!
- Friday: James 5:13-15 Whether you are sick or doing well, always go to the Lord! In some cases, you need others to pray for you (vs 14).
- Saturday: James 5:16-20 Prayers are sometimes not answered because of our sins. “Confess your sins to one another …” – how well do we do that? Faith plays a significant role in our prayer life. Remember not to forget those whose faith has grown cold or strayed away – we should pursue them (vs 19-20)
- Sunday: Psalm 54