TRUTH APPLIED CHANGES LIVES
That is why nearly eight years ago, we launched the L3 journal to help us as a church focus on studying God’s Word. In 2020, we’re taking the next step, offering four new Bible reading plans to choose from, an updated app launching January 1, 2020, and two brand new journals. Within the journal, you’ll find four plans — each different, but all purposefully designed to immerse you in the truth of Scripture.
- The Story Plan summarizes the Bible’s key accounts, highlighting the events and people that played a part in God’s story of redemption. No matter your age or where you are in your faith journey, the Story Plan is a great place to start.
- The Chronological Plan follows the story of how God rescued humanity through Jesus in the order that it happened. This plan is great for those who want to read the Bible with the context of a sequential timeline.
- The One Year Plan combines two readings every day, typically an Old and a New Testament passage, walking you through the entire Bible in one year.
- The Two Year Plan provides one Old and one New Testament passage every day, as well as portions of the gospels. This plan is a great way to slow down and meditate on all God is saying through His Word.
Pre-order your new L3 Journal online today.
How can I get the most out of reading the Bible?
We don't want you to just read the Bible to check off some Christian to-do list. Our hope is that you'll actually meet with God through through the pages of His Word. We've created the acronym, R.E.A.P., to help you maximize your time in the Bible. As you set about to read the day's passage, keep the following things in mind.
R - Read
You'll not only begin your time reading the Bible, but first prepare your heart and mind with a simple prayer. "Lord, here I am. Speak to me today."
E - Examine
Make sure to notice the context of the passage you're reading. Who is talking? Who are they talking to and what about? Don't forget the basics: who, what, where, when, why and how. Then finally, what did I learn?
A - Apply
Ask God to show you how this passage of Scripture applies to your life. How does God want me to live differently based off what I've read?
P - Pray
Don't forget God is with you. As you read His Word, view your time as a conversation instead of a monologue. God speaks through the Bible, but as in any conversation, communication and understanding occur in the context of a back and forth dialogue.
The journal aspect of the L3 Journal involves you carrying out the R.E.A.P. steps with a pen and paper in hand. As you begin to organize your thoughts around each part of the acronym, you'll be amazed how your heart connects to God. Order your own L3 Journal here.
To see a sample journal entry and read a few more R.E.A.P. pointers, click here.