The new year is an excellent time to begin a daily Bible reading plan or to resume one if you did this in years past but fell short in recent months.

Providence Church is offering a great plan that takes us through the New Testament and many parts of the Old Testament as well.

It should be refreshing to go through many of the foundational narratives of the Old Covenant that inform our faith… and to do so with other people in our church. This will give us a broader sweep of redemptive history throughout God’s Word.

The start of a new year is also a time to commit to growth in particular areas of Bible doctrine. Pick some doctrines that interest you or ones about which you might want to learn more and then find good authors who can explain them to you.

You might want to study the doctrine of pneumatology, the study of the Holy Spirit; or perhaps the doctrine of forgiveness as we grow in our relationship with others.

Whatever area you choose, make this a year of advancement in the Christian faith. Learn new aspects of God’s great love for us, of His sovereignty, and saving power. Let’s also commit to learning new music in hymns and lyrics that glorify God.

2012 can be a year of phenomenal spiritual growth if you want it to be. It begins with your commitment to do so and it comes to pass one decision at a time.

With you in the journey,
Pastor Kevin

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