Write out a verse or passage that stands out to you.

    Establish the context to begin with: Who is the author of the book? Who is the author writing to? Why is the author writing?
    Write what the verse or passage says in context: What comes before the verse or passage? What come after the verses or passage?
    Note the repetition of words and phrases, cause-and-effect, ifs and thens, questions and answers, comparisons and contrasts. Does it bring to mind other verses or passages in Scripture? Are there any themes or key phrases?
    What does this say about God?
    What does this passage say about Jesus?
    How does this passage apply to you?
    Is there a sin to forsake?
    Is there a promise to claim?
    Is there an example to follow?
    Is there a command to obey?
    Is there something to be thankful for?
    Is there something to share with others?

Pray the scripture over your life, others, and your prayer list

Write out a prayer to God about what He has shown you

The Gospel Series

Our last series, When God Doesn’t, pointed to a time when God would deal with the incompatibility of sin and holiness. That time is the cross of Christ and the final judgment. With the Gospel in view at the end of the last series and coming up on Christmas, a deeper dive into the gospel makes sense. The Gospel Series is an eight week series that traces the story of the Gospel from Genesis to Revelation. God’s plan of redeeming a fallen creation is woven throughout Scripture and culminates with birth, life, death/burial and resurrection of Jesus.

November Weekly Reading Plan:

November 1st: 1 Corinthians 15:1–4
November 8th: Genesis 1:1–27
November 15th: Genesis 3:1–24, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:10, 3:23; 6:23
November 22nd: Genesis 12:1; 15:17–18; 17:1–5; 22:16–18; Romans 4:4-6, 4:16-25
November 29th: Hebrews 9:22, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:8-9

November Monthly Memory Verses: Genesis 1:1, 1:31, 3:17-19, Romans 3:10, 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,10:13

December Weekly Reading Plan:

December 6th: Isaiah 53:1–7
December 13th: Matthew 1:1–17, Ephesians 2:1-10 John 10:10, Romans 10:9-10,13
December 24th: TBD
December 27th: John 14:15

December Monthly Memory Verses: Genesis 1:1, 1:31, 3:17-19, Romans 3:10, 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,10:13


In this four-week series, Habakkuk begins by complaining and questioning God who seems silent and unconcerned about what is happening around him (Habakkuk). Yet, as God reveals his divine work, Habakkuk learns to let go of his own expectations and wait patiently for God to fulfill his divine purposes in his timing and ways. In the end, Habakkuk’s complaint gives way to a beautiful trust in God that is not based upon the prophet’s circumstances. It points to a time when God would deal with the incompatibility of sin and holiness – the cross of Christ and the final judgment.

October Weekly Reading Plan:

Oct. 4th: 1:1-4, 1:5-11, 12-2:1
October 11th: 2:2-5, 2:6-11, 2:12-16
October 18th: 2:17-20, 3:1-13, 3:14-19

October Monthly Memory Verse: Habakkuk 3:17-19


John Piper says – “Strange as it may seem, one of the primary purposes of being shaken by suffering is to make our faith more unshakable.” James helps us to understand that but he doesn’t just stop there. James also helps us to understand what it looks like to stand firm in the midst of the suffering/storms that come our way. Ultimately what we find is that standing firm in the midst of storms doesn’t just mean continuing to believe but showing that belief through obedience, in all areas of life.

July Weekly Reading Plan:

July 19 – James 1:1-8, 1:9-15, 1:16-18

July 26 – James 1:19-27, 2:14-17, 2:18-26

July Monthly Memory Verse: James 2:26

August Weekly Reading Plan:

August 2 – James 2:1-4, 2:5-7, 2:8-13 

August 9 – James 3:1-5, 6-9, 10-12

August 16 – James 3:13-18, 4:1-12, 4:13-17

August 23 – James 5:1-6

August 30 – James 5:7-8, 5:9-10, 5:11-12

August Monthly Memory Verse: James 3:17-18

September Weekly Reading Plan:

September 6 – James 5:13-15, 5:16-18, 5:19-20

September Monthly Memory Verse: James 5:16

March Weekly Reading Plan:

March 1: Ephesians 1:1-4, 5-10, 11-14

March 8: Ephesians 1:15-17, 18-21, 22-23

March 22: Ephesians 2:1-3, 4-7, 8-10

March 29: Ephesians 2:11-13, 14-17, 18-22

March Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

April Weekly Reading Plan:

April 5: Ephesians 3:1-6, 7-10, 11-13

April 19: Ephesians 3:14-17, 18-19, 20-21

April 26: Ephesians 4:1-3, 4-10, 11-16

April Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 3:20-21

May Weekly Reading Plan:

May 3: Ephesians 4:17-24, 25-28, 29-32

May 17: Ephesians 5:1-5, 6-10, 11-17

May 24: Ephesians 5:18-21, 22-28, 29-33

May Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 5:1-2

June Weekly Reading Plan:

June 7: Ephesians 6:1-4, 5-8, 9

June 14: Ephesians 6:10-13, 14-17, 18-24

June 28: Revelation 2: 1-7

June Monthly Memory Verse: Ephesians 6:1o-11