Free Downloadable Bible Reading Chart

Use this simple downloadable chart to track your Bible reading.

Daily Bible reading is an essential activity for every Christian. Your progress should be tracked and recorded. There are many ways to accomplish this, but for most people, a simple chart is enough.

This resource is a chart instead of a schedule. A Bible reading schedule will tell you what chapters to read on specific days. I have used many of them over the years.

In contrast, this Bible Reading Chart simply gives you the chapters of the Bible with no schedule or reading recommendations. You can read on your own schedule and mark off the chapters you have read.

It is designed for 8.5″ x 11″ paper. It can be folded in half to fit inside your Bible.

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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year to you and your family!

A new year is an exciting time. It signifies the end of one chapter in your life and the beginning of a new one. Many people start of the year excited about resolutions and makeovers, but most of those commitments don’t last. Here are a few articles from the past that will help you start 2019 off right.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life. I pray that I can help you reach your potential for God and change your world in 2019.

We have an exciting announcement of some opportunities we hope will enrich your life coming within the next week. You won’t want to miss them.

May God bless you as you serve him this year!  

Have a blessed holiday.

Paul

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New Year - New You: You Can Change

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The Circle of Gratitude and Glory

Giving thanks changes us and glorifies God.  If such a small thing has that much of an impact why don’t we do it more often?  You will after learning this truth.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.”  2 Corinthians 4:15  

Thanksgiving is an essential theme in the Bible.  Humans are different people when they are thankful.  Thanksgiving changes our heart and affects our community.

Do you know why you should give thanks?

Do you know how to give thanks?

We see a circle of Gratitude and Glory in our text verse.  Let’s break in down into three elements.

1. God Gives Abundant Grace.

This is a Bible Truth.  Also, it is the reality of our experience.

What is grace?  Here are a few simple definitions.

Grace– unmerited favour;  power of God to do His will;  God giving us what we don’t deserve.

His grace is Amazing!  (As the song says.)

This verse reminds us that His grace is abundant also!  What does the word “abundant” mean?  Here are the English and Greek definitions.

Websters – An American Dictionary of the English Language 

ABUND´ANT, a. Plentiful; in great quantity; fully sufficient; as an abundant supply. In scripture, abounding; having in great quantity; overflowing with.

Strong’s – A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible 

4121.  πλεονάζω plĕŏnazō, pleh-on-ad´-zo; from 4119; to do, make or be more, i.e. increase (trans. or intrans.); by extens. to superabound:—abound, abundant, make to increase, have over.

Those definitions paint a fantastic picture.  God gives us more grace than we could ever use!  Think about your life.  Consider the countless things that God does for you that you could never earn.  He gives them because He is good.

2 Corinthians Chapter four can be divided into a list of God’s Abundant Grace. (more…)

10 Proven Ways To Increase Sunday School Attendance

Sunday School is an untapped powerhouse of every church.  Jumpstart yours with these proven principles.

A Pastor asked me to give him some ideas about reenergizing a stagnant Sunday School program and increasing its attendance.  What a great question!  As I was meditating on the answer, I sensed that I should write an article about it to help others with the same question.

Also, the article would be a good reminder of the principles we teach to our own Sunday School workers at Curtis Corner Baptist Church.

I believe in the Sunday School ministry.  When done correctly, it will strengthen and invigorate your entire church.  Here are ten proven principles that will supercharge your Sunday School program.

1. Make Sunday School the preeminent ministry.

Sunday School should be the most important ministry in the Church.  It has been used of God like no other ministry since its inception.  It has a unique structure that can still be used to change the world.  A correctly organized Sunday School program will enhance your church in every way.  It will increase the potential of even the smallest church to (more…)

10 Rules For Respect in Relationships

How to stop misunderstandings & mischief.

In a world where people have forgotten how to treat one another, this list will save you a lot of grief.  Check it out.

 

Matthew 18:15-17  “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  [16]  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  [17]  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”

Matthew 5:23-24  “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;  [24]  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”

We live in a day where accusation and innuendo have tremendous power.  No longer are you innocent until proven guilty.  It seems that most people today believe you are guilty until proven innocent.  That sentiment plays strongly into satan’s role as the “accuser of the brethren.”

Furthermore, good people can get upset with one another over misunderstandings that are not handled (more…)