Our vision at SPBC is to Go Deeper; to go deeper with God we should listen to his word, and reading the Bible is the most direct way to hear God’s word.

One way to do this is to ensure that we study the bible daily. Scripture Union offers a series of daily bible studies and podcasts called Wordlive. To sign up and customise the studies that you receive click the link and register on the Wordlive site.  You can choose to receive the studies as e-mails, podcasts or you can read them in your web browser.

You can find today’s study here.

If you are looking for ideas to help you with your daily bible reading, click this link for a useful A-Z of different ideas and resources to help you.

Other hints and tips

Follow a plan

Using Bible reading notes is a great way to explore the Bible and there is a range to choose from so you should be able to find one that suits you. Many Bible reading notes include a Bible reading plan so that you can also read the whole Bible in a year (or 5!). Notes will also help you apply your faith in your daily life.

Develop a habit

One suggestion is to read the Bible as early in the day as possible – “No Bible, no breakfast. No read, no feed” (Ray Comfort]).   However, choose a time and place to suit you. Set aside a regular time when you are able to concentrate. Have a way to remind you: calendar; email; RSS feed; Outlook task; etc. Some schemes have readings for five or six days a week, which is useful if you occasionally miss a day.

Make it interesting

You might want to try reading a different translation, listen to a podcast rather than read, find a partner for discussion or for mutual support. Read with a purpose, but always be open to something new.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew

If you are new to reading your Bible, don’t set your goals too high. You can read the New Testament in a year at one chapter, or less each day; that might be a better target than the whole Bible. Or choose a “highlights” plan and programme to suit your pace.

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