A few years ago I led a church through the study of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) over a one-year period. At the same time, I challenged our people to hand-write the Gospel of John.
We used Journibles to do our writing and I provided calendars to our people that showed which verses to write out each day throughout the year. It averaged three or four verses per day.
I, and many others, found that we really enjoyed this discipline and that it caused us to slow down and think about what we were writing. I liked it so much and thought it so valuable that I have set a personal goal of writing through the entire Bible in my lifetime. I am currently writing through 1 Peter (which I recently did a sermon series on) and finish about four to five verses per day.
If you have never tried writing through Scripture, I encourage you to give it a try. I believe it can be a rewarding discipline. I also encourage you to use a Journible or another nice journal. It will likely be something you will want to hang onto for a long time. However, if cost is a concern, any notebook will work just fine.
Have you ever tried writing through a portion of Scripture? If so, I would love to hear your comments about the experience.
A few months ago I set out to read the book of James every day for a month.
Before doing so, I pasted the entire NIV translation into a Word document and vowed to highlight and add notes every day.
By the end of the month, I had a deeper understanding of the book than I had imagined and feel I am much more blessed for the endeavor.
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