If we're going to read the Bible together, we need a way to read the Bible together. We'll be using the ESV Study Bible reading plan in 2014, but we think its important to match a principle to a practice.
So the principle for reading the Bible is 'listen and respond to God' and the corresponding practice for us is 'use the REAP method'.
REAP is a way to study the Bible that calls for you to:
- Read the text
- Examine the text
- Apply the text
- Pray the text
Here is an outline and explanation of each part of REAP; print a copy and put it in your Bible for easy reference.
You can get ready for next year by:
- Purchasing a copy of the ESV Study Bible (HINT: find a great format and buy it for less money on Amazon) or using a study Bible that you already own
- Choosing how you want your daily reminders to be delivered (calendar, email, web, print)
- Asking God to connect you with the 2-3 people he wants you to make this journey with next year.
Saturday - We'll show you what it looks like to use REAP when you study the Bible