Daily Bible reading

Monthly Prayer Diary

It is good to keep praying for one another and collectively with unity. 

Please find below our day by day monthly prayer diary, which helps us to facilitate this: 

 September 2020
 August 2020
 July 2020

Resources

As we are all now at home for much or all of the time, this would seem to be a good opportunity to take stock and think about our own daily habits of Bible reading. God has provided us with a variety of "means of grace" - channels through which his grace flows to us - and given that the Bible is his assured and certain Word to us, Bible reading is one of the most important.
Perhaps you haven't yet got into the habit of reading the Bible by yourself each day. If not, it's unlikely that any of us will get a better opportunity to start the habit than this!
The key thing is to do a little bit and often. Even if it's just 5 minutes a day, that's brilliant. Choose a time (ideally the same time every day, to help develop a habit); find a resource (of which more below); and get started! If you don't get on with the resource you've chosen find something else that works for you. And if you miss a day - don't feel guilty about it but just carry on. [If you're using dated notes, don't feel you have to catch up with all the days you've missed!]As I say, below I list some resources that have been recommended to me. But I'm hopeful that this email can start a conversation about daily Bible reading. Do be in touch with each other with suggestions, ideas etc. You could do this by phone, whatsapp, email, or Facebook.
So here are a few suggestions. As I say, try something, and if it doesn't work then try something else!

Bible reading plan
- 2 options -
https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/devotionals/read-the-bible

Bible reading notes -

Encounter with God - (online version or buy printed version) - https://scriptureunion.org/encounters/
Everyday with Jesus - (buy printed version) - https://www.cwr.org.uk/store/t-edwj.aspx
New Daylight - (buy printed version) - https://www.brfonline.org.uk/collections/new-daylight
Explore - (a bit more in depth; online version or buy printed version) - https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/daily-bible-reading/explore/


Daily devotionals online
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Solid joys devotional - can be found at the bottom of the home page -http://www.desiringgod.org
Charles Spurgeon Morning and Evening - https://www.biblegateway.com/devotionals/morning-and-evening/today

Children and young people
If you'd like ideas for how to read the Bible with children and young people in their families  - or indeed if you'd like suggestions for how to help them engage during the online Sunday services - then do get in touch with the Church office for details of who to contact.