But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
When we study the Bible, and begin to understand it and live by its teachings, we are becoming obedient to God and fulfilling His purpose for us in our lives on earth. The Bible is also one of the longest books in print, and made up of 66 separate books, written over a period of 1500 years. It has been translated from the original Hebrew and Greek into English. Though it is a very readable book, it helps to have context by knowing about the various authors, history, geography and subjects as you read. One way to get the most out of your journey through the Bible is to set up a time each day to read and study a portion, and pray. There are also many guides and tools available to help you in your ongoing study.
Read the Bible with Us
Cross Pointe is reading the Bible through using the One Year Bible Reading Plan. This daily reading plan includes the Old and New Testaments, with regular readings from Psalms and Proverbs. Click below to download a PDF copy of our Bible Reading Plan.
What version of the Bible SHOULD I READ?
We recommend a good study version of the Bible for your reading... one that is modern enough to be readable, but at the same time an accurate translation that will give you a true view of Scripture. Avoid paraphrased versions like "The Message" for your daily reading--it's a useful tool, but not appropriate for daily study. Instead we recommend an accurate translation like the New International Version (NIV) or the English Standard Version (ESV). If you want a more literal translation (even more accurate, but not quite as readable), try the New American Standard Bible (NASB).
WHAT IF I NEED HELP WITH MY BIBLE STUDY?
The Bible is a complex book and one could study it their entire life, and never run out of new insights and observations as you read. Sometimes it is helpful to have a study method or format to help you as you read. One that we recommend is "The Divine Mentor" by Wayne Cordeiro. This book outlines a simple four-step method for Bible study that is easy to remember and use.
What Do We Believe About the Bible?
As Christ-followers, we share specific beliefs about the Bible's teachings, authenticity and authority. More info...