Today I had the privilege to worship with a another congregation in Charleston, SC and for the second time in a row, I found another church doing some sort of Bible reading in a year plan. I was at another church in Georgia doing a year in the New Testament and this one was just beginning today a year in the Bible, based off a book called The Story. There must be something in the water that we southeastern pastors are drinking. But whatever the reason, it excites me to be around others who are diving into God’s Word because they see they exceeding value of meeting him there.
This week we will finish 1 Corinthians and the Minor Prophets. It is the last week of the summer quarter so keep with it and finish strong. I would also recommend flipping back through all you’ve read these last months. I think it will encouraging to see all that God has shown you in these books.
We will have our own review, as well, coming up Wednesday, September 26, at 6 pm. Love to have you come out for a free meal. Invite a friend even. I welcome the planning headache you’ll cause if lots people come (and RSVP!).
We’re getting so close to the end of this quarter. For me, it’s flown by. In some ways that has been great–but some weeks it just seems like I have less time. But that is to be expected. We never have perfect weeks or completely normal schedules. So we make our choices and work hard to keep our priorities in place.
What helped when we finished the Spring quarter was having an event to close it out, while at the same time previewing what is ahead. We’re going to do that again this month. Summer is almost over and the Fall is around the corner, so let’s get ready.
Mark your calendars: SEPTEMBER 26 – Year in the Bible, Review and Preview, Pt. 2
Last time we gathered after church for some food, fellowship, and some learning. We’ll keep that format, but change the time. Instead of after church, we’ll do it Wednesday evening at 6 pm. This is perfect for both those who want to have a refresher on all we’ve done this last quarter. But if you are new (OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO’D LIKE TO JOIN? hint hint), this is for you. We’ll then have some introductory comments on what is ahead. I think the third quarter is one of the hardest. You don’t have that motivation from being close to the end and our opening excitement may have worn off.
You can do it!
And of course, you can do it this week, too. We have two more weeks of Minor Prophets, and we’re beginning 1 Corinthians. Send your thoughts and insights my way.
PS – RSVP to me for the Review/Preview session. I’m providing dinner, so I need to know how much to make.