There’s something about having a “reading list.” Usually, around the end of the school year, we see people posting about them or hear people talking about them. Of all of the books we want to soak up, the Bible is at the top of that list. At Kfirst , we believe that scripture is not just helpful for following Jesus but necessary. It stretches our thinking and challenges our living and it clues us into the heart of God and directs our paths. In July and August we’re hosting a summer series called “Reading List.”
Each Sunday, we’ll introduce a new chapter to focus on while equipping you to daily “soak it up” throughout the week. If you’ve never read the scriptures, this is a great place to start. If you’ve never read the scriptures as a friend, a couple, or a family, this will be a great opportunity to begin a new trend (visit Kfirst’s media to listen).
This week’s passage: Matthew 3 (click to read)
Thursday’s challenge: Try reading the chapter in a different translation and see if anything else sticks out to you.
There are a variety of translations that have been created for the purpose of helping us better understand the original language. Most people lean toward one translation and stick to it. Sometimes it’s very beneficial to read a passage in another translation as it may help grasp the scripture or see something deeper in the text.
Some suggested translations for John 3 (click the names to read this week’s passage):
Like Monday: Read, reflect, and respond. Catch something new. Meditate (stop and think) upon something that caught you eye and heart. And whatever way you feel challenged, respond in that way.
Love you all. It’s gonna be an amazing Wednesday.
BTW: Here’s a song for your reading time.