It’s finally summer, so start reading!


Every year, I challenge our youth to read through the New Testament during the summer.  Reading three chapters a day, you can read through the New Testament in three months.   I’m a little late issuing the challenge this year because our schools are just now letting out, but I think we all need to read the Bible consisently.  The summer is a great time to start.  Here is some info that I have posted before about different reading plans.

Plans that you can read through your phone, email, or internet

PDF Plans that you can download and printout

Here are a few tips:

  • Post the checklist somewhere in your room where it will constantly remind you to read
  • Pick a time each day when you are least busy
  • Pick a consistent place and time and stick with it (early is better, don’t cram it in before you go to bed)
  • Keep a notebook or journal and write down things that confuse you or that you have questions about. And then follow through and ask questions. We’ll set aside time during youth to do just that.
  • Also write things that you need to change in your life. It is important to allow God to speak to us through His Word and allow His Word to change our lives.

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I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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3 Responses

  1. Sweet. does it feel rushed to read through the NT in 3 months?

    • Mike says:

      I don't think it's too rushed. If you just read straight through, you're looking at 10 to 15 minutes per day. In past years, I have tried to correlate youth messages and take questions as we have gone through it together. That is really the best way to do something like this, so that everyone is reading and talking about it at the same time.

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