Senior Pastor ~ Daily Meditations
internet is a wonderful resource, offering many helpful sites that can
enhance our daily study, meditation, and spiritual growth. Unfortunately
there is a lot of weird stuff out there too! Here are some suggestions
of places to look for reliable daily study tools and aids. Some of them
offer daily subscriptions-you can have them send you emails with Bible
readings, devotions and meditations. Take a look around, and find the
ones that best suit your needs. I hope this will be a good start for
Daily Bible Reading:
Provided by the Presbyterian Church USA, this link uses the common lectionary
to provide daily Scripture readings.
Each day this website offers three options: a "card" with
an inspirational verse and picture, a short Scripture reading, and a
longer reading in several versions, including The Contemporary English
Version, Good News, the standard King James Version, and two Spanish
translations. If you read the longer selection each day, you will cover
the whole Bible in one year.
This link provides daily reading in numerous translations (New International
Version, The Message, Amplified Bible, New KJV-but not NRSV) Also Spanish,
French, German, Chinese, and many other languages). One nice feature
of this site is that you can click on audio links for some of the translations,
and have them read aloud to you.
Bible in One Year
Crosswalk.com is one of many websites that will guide you through reading
the entire Bible in one year, broken down day by day, in numerous translations.
I'm recommending this link because it DOES include the New Revised Standard
Version (the version we have chosen as our pew Bible at GBC).
This site offers daily Scripture readings based on the New International
Version, with thoughtful questions asked about the text, and personal
applications for consideration in your daily meditation.
This link is to a United Church of Christ resource - daily Bible readings,
following the common lectionary, with a brief meditation.
The Upper Room (Methodist) is a great resource for many Biblical study
aids and books. This link offers a daily reading from the NRSV, with
brief meditation, prayer, and thought for the day. It also offers a
prayer focus for the day, and suggestions for further reading and study.
From RBC, this daily short meditation and scripture reading has
been a favorite among Christians for a long time.
Utmost for His Highest"
At this website, Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
-an enduring Christian devotional classic-is broken down into daily
From Crosswalk.com, this link goes to a weekly column/devotional piece
written by popular Christian author Max Lucado.