Route 66

Northside Church’s yearlong theme for 2022 is entitled Route 66. The journey will explore the authority and relevance of Scripture in our lives.

Beginning on Monday, January 31, the congregation is invited to read the New Testament together. It takes about 5 minutes to read 1 chapter in the Bible. By reading 1 chapter a day, 6 days a week, we can complete the entire New Testament by Thanksgiving week!

You don’t have to be a member of the congregation to join us on the journey. A printed brochure with the reading plan is available at the church. The details are posted on the church website at http://www.northsideumc.org. Those signed up for our Northside Weekday Devotionals will receive the daily readings by email.

Many English translations of the Bible exist, and I encourage believers to find a version that makes sense to them. I personally prefer The New International Version that I use in preaching and teaching. The Common English Bible debuted in 2011, and it provides a contemporary, accessible translation.

In addition to printed Bibles, consider adding a digital version to your electronic devices. This enables Christians to access the Scriptures everywhere. I recommend the youversion app, which offers a number of free translations of the Bible. It will even read passages out loud!

Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of Godmay be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Let us take a life-changing trip down Route 66!

2 thoughts on “Route 66

  1. Glad to learn this is your focus this year. In our Genesis class last year, we spent half the year on 2 closely related series – one geared at understanding and telling to others in a compelling way the full story of the Bible and the other on the authority and relevance of Scripture. I’m so pleased when I see other Christians exploring these topics in depth as it is critical in this culture for Christians to be able to understand and embrace the authority and relevance of Scripture in their lives and also to be able to explain to others why they are confident that the Scriptures are authoritative over and relevant to all people.

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