Big Idea: The integrity of the Bible’s witness, transmission and message support its accuracy.
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever” (Isaiah 40:8). As such, starting this Sunday December 30, we will begin a 2-3 week series on Article II of our church’s Statement of Faith. We will focus in on the accuracy of God’s written revelation and its authority.
The key application for this series is simple: Become a Scripture-Saturated Person in 2013. Read God’s Word, study God’s Word, memorize God’s Word, and most important of all, meditate on God’s Word.
There are two ways we’d like to encourage you can get into God’s Word this year:
1) Use the Cornerstone Church Daily Reading Guides. Starting on January 13, Pastor Matt will provide a reading guide with 5-6 short Bible readings for each week. If you are new to the Bible or you want to be reading in passages that related to each week’s sermon, this is a great reading plan for you. (now available: http://cornerstone-marion.org/docs/Reading_Plan_Spring_2013.pdf)
2) Read through the Bible in 2013. There are many different ways to read through the Bible: straight through, chronological, a bit of the New Testament and Old Testament each day, etc. If you haven’t read through the Bible ever or in a long while, this is a highly recommended discipline for every Christian.
Here are a few options you might try:
Straight though the Bible: http://www.blueletterbible.org/reader/daily/PDF/Plan1.pdf
Following a historical timeline: http://www.esv.org/assets/pdfs/rp.chronological.pdf
Some from the OT and NT each day: http://www.bible-reading.com/bible-plan.pdf or http://www.navpress.com/uploadedFiles/15074%20BRP.dj.pdf
Christmas Eve 2012
Big Idea: Bow before this different kind of King.
Big Idea: Giving is glory.