As you continue to grow in your relationship with God, you are going to want to spend time in his Word, the Bible, every day. To help you in this endeavor, we will be sending you daily insights into the Bible based on passages found in the first four books of the New Testament, which are known as the Gospels or “Good News.”
It is often recommended that a good place for new Christians to begin reading the Bible is in the book of John, which is the fourth gospel. And so, for the first month, beginning tomorrow, the devotionals will all come from the beginning of the book of John.
As one of Jesus’ disciples and a devoted follower, John gives us a personal, powerful look at Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. Throughout this gospel, John proves that Jesus is the Son of God and that all who believe in Him will have eternal life. John doesn’t tell us about Jesus’ birth, childhood, or beginning ministry, his sole focus is to convince us that Jesus is God’s Son and that He brings eternal life to all who believe in Him.
The short, daily, inspirational readings that you will be receiving throughout the week are actually devotional thoughts penned by Beth Yoe. Several years ago Beth began writing a series for her family and friends entitled Sharing Bread. These devotionals are based on a systematic reading of God’s Word, oftentimes verse by verse, and include what God has shown her through the Scriptures during her own quiet times.
Beth has found God’s Word to be precious and profitable for each one of us! It is her prayer that as you read and reflect upon these devotionals, you will be encouraged, exhorted, and equipped to be firm, fixed, and steadfast, lacking nothing. Her goal is to help you discover the person of Jesus Christ and His saving, redeeming power.
These devotionals will challenge and encourage you to experience God and fully live the life He has planned for you. Tomorrow we’ll begin with John 1 verse 1.
The Bible is the primary way that God communicates His desires for His people to His people! By taking time to read God’s Word on a regular basis, you will grow spiritually and be able to stand firm when difficulties and deceptions come into your life. The Bible is nothing less than the words God Himself chose for us to hear! The Bible is God’s “road map” for your life.
As soon as possible, obtain a Bible. If you cannot actually get a hard copy, with today’s technology it is easy to read the Bible online or download it in many different languages.
Here are a few links to help you:
In the Bible, you will find encouragement and insight into the person of God. The more you read, the more you will know about Him and His plan for you and for the world. Let the Word of God sink deep into your mind and spirit, until the words of God become an inseparable part of who you are.