As we begin 2014, I want to invite you to join me in reading God’s Word Daily. I have created this reading plan to take us through Easter. In these books, you will encounter some of the greatest chapters, verses, and theology you could ever learn. However, we do not just read God’s Word to learn what it says, we also read God’s Word because it will change our lives.
Oftentimes, we know that reading God’s Words should be part of our daily discipline, but we do not know where to start reading, how to glean understanding from scripture or where to focus when we study.
The Apostle Paul told young Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work”(2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Notice above that God’s Word is able to lead us to Salvation through faith in Christ and is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness and all those are good things. However, the point of reading God’s Word is that we would be better “equipped for every good work.”
Thus, the point of reading the Bible is not simply to learn a few more Bible facts. No, the point of reading God’s word is to let it change us in order to prepare us for more and more good works. The result of these good works will never bring more glory to us, but as Jesus clearly stated we should “…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”(Matthew 5:116)
So make a decision today, to participate in the Journey to Easter hear at Cottonwood. For more helpful hints on how to read God’s Word go to our church website at www.cottonwoodcreek.org.
Your Pastor,
John Mark

Journey to Easter 2014
Cottonwood Creek Bible Reading Plan

January 6- Romans 1
January 7- Romans 2
January 8- Romans 3
January 9 -Romans 4
January 10- Romans 5

January 13 -Romans 6
January 14 -Romans 7
January 15 -Romans 8
January 16 -Romans 9
January 17- Romans 10

January 20- Romans 11
January 21- Romans 12
January 22- Romans 13
January 23- Romans 14
January 24- Romans 15

January 27- Romans 16
January 28- Philippians 1
January 29- Philippians 2
January 30 -Philippians 3
January 31- Philippians 4

February 3- 1 John 1
February 4- 1 John 2
February 5- 1 John 3
February 6- 1 John 4
February 7- 1 John 5

February 10- 1 Timothy 1
February 11- 1 Timothy 2
February 12 -1 Timothy 3
February 13- 1 Timothy 4
February 14 -1 Timothy 5

February 17- 1 Timothy 6
February 18- 2 Timothy 1
February 19- 2 Timothy 2
February 20- 2 Timothy 3
February 21- 2 Timothy 4

February 24- Galatians 1
February 25 -Galatians 2
February 26- Galatians 3
February 27- Galatians 4
February 28 -Galatians 5

March 3- Galatians 6
March 4 -Colossians 1
March 5- Colossians 2
March 6- Colossians 3
March 7- Colossians 4

March 10- Ephesians 1
March 11- Ephesians 2
March 12- Ephesians 3
March 13- Ephesians 4
March 14- Ephesians 5

March 17- Ephesians 6
March 18- Matthew 5
March 19- Matthew 6
March 20- Matthew 7
March 21- John 1

March 24 -John 2
March 25- John 3
March 26- John 4
March 27- John 5
March 28- John 6

March 31- John 7
April 1- John 8
April 2- John 9
April 3- John 10
April 4- John 11

April 7- John 12
April 8- John 13
April 9- John 14
April 10- John 15
April 11- John 16

April 14- John 17
April 15- John 18
April 16- John 19
April 17- John 20
April 18- John 21 (Good Friday)

April 20- Matthew 28 (Easter Sunday)

Here are a few questions to help in your biblical reflection:
• What did I learn from the passage that I didn’t know before?
• What did the passage mean to those first century readers?
• What does it mean to me?
• What verse really stuck out to me?
• What changes do I need to make in my life?
• What verse gives me comfort or wisdom in my trials and difficulties?
• What is God’s will for my life?
• Is there a verse I would like to memorize?