Meditating on the Word
This week I’m going to share what I’m currently studying in my Bible! Believers are called to share the gospel, but we are also called to share what we are learning in the word. I won’t be going very deep here, but I’m giving an overview of one of my reading plans for the year.
Hebrews (personal and NISS Precept)
Last year I read the same New Testament epistle every day for a month. Each month, I chose a new epistle. I went through 1 and 2 Peter; 1,2, and 3 John; 1 and 2 Timothy; 1 and 2 Thessalonians; Titus; Jude; and Philemon. It was a interesting way to study, and I really enjoyed it. This year I wanted to do the same thing with a little twist.
Although the book of Hebrews has 13 chapters, I will be studying 1 chapter of Hebrews each month of the next year. Either I will extend my study into January 2022, or I will double up chapters one month this year.
How will I do this?
I will be reading a chapter of Hebrews everyday (for January I’m reading chapter one, February two, etc.) On Sundays, I will be reading the entire book of Hebrews to keep the context firm in my mind and at the forefront when it comes to interpretation and application. As I read, I will be taking notes where pertinent, doing word studies, and marking key words and phrases. Although most of this is personal study that I’ve learned through Precept Ministries and on my own, I will also be using the NISS (New Inductive Study Series) Hebrews study by Kay Arthur and Pete De Lacy. (You can find that study *HERE, along with information about Precept Ministries.)
The NISS Hebrews study is not going to be an in-depth study like some of the studies that Precept offers. Rather, it is a lighter-paced, easy-to-follow guide through Hebrews with questions that probe deep enough to produce some thoughts on application. That is why I will be doing some of my own work alongside this study.
Until Next Week
I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and a worshipful time serving our Lord yesterday. Where are you at in your own Bible studies right now? Do you have recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments below.
Have a lovely week, and go read a book!
*Disclaimer: I receive no commissions or benefits from sharing this link or recommending this Bible study book. The link is put here because I merely desire to share a valuable study with my audience and hope it can be of use in your own personal Bible study. 🙂
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