The Word of God has always been central to the people of God. As the newly-formed nation of Israel was about to cross the Jordan to enter the land Yahweh was giving to them, Moses gave them a command, that at the end of every seven years they were to gather so that someone could read the whole of Scripture over them.
The goal was so that everyone, “men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within [their] towns [would] hear and learn to fear the Lord [their] God, and be careful to do all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 31:12). At Red Mountain, we began to dream: what would that be like for us to establish that rhythm in our community? What might Yahweh do in and through us if we, as a community, read the whole of God’s Word together?
We believe that God’s Word informs and instructs our actions and heart posture towards God, ourselves and others. Our world is tumultuous and increasingly distancing itself from God. God’s Word is the only thing that remains constant. By knowing what His Word says, we can hold onto hope and truth in the midst of chaos and encourage others to new life in Him.
This reading plan is designed in such a way that you will read two or three chapters a day, as well as a Psalm. By the end of the year, you’ll have meditated upon the Psalms two and a half times. As the year progresses, we’ll provide helpful videos on difficult passages of Scripture and Q&A videos where pastors will answer any questions you have about what you’ve read.
If you want to read ahead, feel free to do so. If you get out of habit, jump right back in and start at the current day. The goal is to spend time with God each day, so we encourage and challenge you to aim for that each day. We are really excited to read through the Bible together in a year as a church body. It is our hope and prayer that this year will be a formative time for us as we meet with God regularly through His Word.