There is something simple and profound about Bible Reading Groups. We read one or even a few books of the Bible during the week, and then meet for an hour sharing three things we loved about what we read. Simple, and yet the impact is profound and life-changing. The goal is not to read the bible, it is to be reading the Bible; immersed in the word over a life-time.
My passion for Bible Reading Groups springs from the following simple dilemma;
Nothing is more spiritually essential to me in my personal honest pursuit of God and godliness than the Bible. But at the same time, I know how much I struggle to keep reading the bible, week after week, year after year. How many times have I started and quit within 3 weeks, resulting in guilt and even a strong distaste for reading the Bible at all?
I regularly struggled with this dilemma until I realised following Jesus was not meant to be done alone. I need people to help me stay focused on reading and keep me going. For the past 7 years I have been a part of small groups of 4-5 people who read the bible at a quick pace. Nothing has been more potent in growing my love for God than the simple desire to read His book continually, encouraged by others with the same heart.
Pastor Brian Ingraham