WHERE DO I BEGIN?
Don't worry, many people have asked the same question when it comes to reading the Bible. We believe the best place to start is in the book of Mark. We want to challenge you to begin a journey through a very inspiring story of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Feel free to play through these chapters as you get ready in the morning, commute to work, or find time throughout your day. Use the 3 simple questions below to help you experience, reflect, and relate.
How were the people in this story different after experiencing God/Jesus?
What was their life like before and what happened after that experience?
What does that tell us about who God/Jesus is?
How does this fit with what we already know about him?
Are there any surprises? Is there anything you find interesting or curious?
What are the timeless truths that are just as genuine today as they were yesterday?
What does this mean for my life?
Where have I seen God do similar things in my own experiences?
What is God asking me to do today?
- Is there an example to follow?
- Is there a sin to avoid?
- Is there a promise to claim?
- Is there a command to obey?
- Is there a verse to memorize?
- Is there a challenge to face?
August 26 - September 1
"Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some sly way to arrest Jesus..."
"As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples..."
"He then began to speak to them in parables: 'A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it..."
"As He was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”
"The beginning of the Gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, it is written in Isaiah the prophet..."
"Another time He went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there..."
"They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him..."
"Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach..."
"During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him..."
July 29 - August 4
"Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him..."