les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Year Greetings - and a New Year Suggestion

Joyeux année ! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda ! Happy New Year !

Motto text : Philippians 3:14 press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Reading through the Bible. : Justin Taylor gives helpful advice on how to read through the Bible in a year here.

For my part I want to suggest something else this year. We continue to see the individualization of evangelical faith - remember that thing I noted a while ago about sermons being a complement to our daily reading. So this year let's work harder at walking together in our church fellowships.

Why not use as daily readings the texts the preacher expounded the previous Sunday.

Read the verses. Read the context. Try to remember what the preacher said. The points, arguments, application, illustrations. If there were not applications, you think and pray over how the message applies to you. Pray for others in terms of the message. Let's profit more from the preaching we hear.

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