Bible Reading Drive 2022
A big and warm welcome to you! Thank you for your consideration to join our many brothers and sisters from our church in the daily reading of His word! Bible Reading Drive (BRD) is a curated daily Bible reading schedule to complement our church’s theme of the year. It is designed to provide daily scripture readings for our meditation, reflection, and journaling at a personal level.
BRD was officially launched in 2016 to encourage all of us to read God’s Word every day. The good intention is to help us inculcate a spiritual discipline of reading the Bible daily. We believe that practising Spiritual Discipline is one way in which we can experience spiritual growth in our faith. Other ways from which we can experience spiritual growth are Significant Circumstances, Scriptural Obedience, Spiritual Relationships and Sacrificial Service. These five holistic faith catalysts are conveniently termed using the acronym ‘CORDS’.
BRD 2022 will follow our church’s 2022-2025 theme. As such, we aim to cover the whole Bible during the same period of four years. Psalms will be read daily except for the period during the Season of Lent. On Sundays, you will find that we will be reading Psalms only. This is to allow us to focus on the Sunday sermon/passage and reflect on the reflection pointers. In addition, we will read at least one Gospel every year. Similarly, as there are four Major Prophets, we will be reading one Major Prophet a year. All-in-all, we will be covering approximately 15-17 Books of the Bible yearly. While there will be repetition of some books over the course of the four years, we will certainly finish reading all 66 Books by 2025.
In your daily reading of the scriptures, I encourage you to journal your reflections. One method to journal is to use R.O.A.D. in your journaling. Details of this method can be found in the following segments. Enough said! Let’s dive into His Word and may your soul profit spiritually! Have a blessed 2022!
(Chairperson, Discipleship & Nurture Committee)
On the R.O.A.D
What do you write in your journal?
- Use the R.O.A.D. format (below) to Read, Observe, Apply and Do what God is saying to you through the Scriptures.
- Read the Bible for formation, and not purely for information. In formational reading, you will be reading the Scriptures to discern and respond to what God is saying to you.
- Ask yourself what God is calling you to do or to be. How may you grow in Christ? What lessons of Christlikeness are there to be learnt? What examples of Christ are there to follow? What promises of God are there to claim? And what commands are there to obey?
- Write your feelings, thoughts and reflections down in your journal and then commit to put them into practice in your life. Allow God’s Word to transform what you do and how you live.
Using the R.O.A.D. Format
As you do the readings, use the R.O.A.D. (Read, Observe, Apply, Do) format to help you hear and respond to what God is saying to you through the Scriptures. Write your entries in your journal.
READ… or listen to the scripture readings for the day, inviting the Holy Spirit to give you understanding. Read it slowly. It is best to read through all the prescribed Bible passages. Then go back and read the passage/verse that you feel God wants you to focus on and which resonates with your spirit. Read that passage/verse a third time, slowly. Be willing to stay with portions of the text that seem to be speaking to you, and allow for times of silence and re-reading.
OBSERVE… what the passage/verse is about. When and where did the event happen? What was the context? Who were the people involved? What was the main message the writer had for the people of that time? As you re-read that particular section, take note of what you observe in that passage. In this segment, we want to also hear and explore more deeply the specific words, images or phrases through which God may be speaking to you. Allow these words to sink into our consciousness and to examine our relationship with God. Record your observations.
APPLY… the passage/verse to your life. What relevance has this passage/verse to your life? What are the lessons to be learned? What promises are there to claim? What examples are there to follow? What commands are there to obey? Look for all the possible applications for your life arising from what you understand the passage is saying. Here is when you move from information to revelation.
DO… what God has revealed to you. Choose one of the applications and commit yourself, with full dependence on God, to work out the application that very day. It may be to respond in worship, to act in faith on something, to trust in God’s promise, to correct a behaviour, to restore a relationship, to share the revelation with someone else, to serve someone in need, etc. When you do what is revealed to you, you move from revelation to transformation. Once you have carried out what God has purposed you to do, record your experience in obeying God’s revelation to you.
Be sure to develop a healthy habit of spending time daily with God.
On the Wesley Church App (Plans available in Jan 2022)
Download and Install
Click here and navigate to the “Download and Install” tab for instructions.
Accessing the BRD2022 Reading Plan
Click here and navigate to the “Using the App” tab for instructions on how to access the Reading Plans are also found on this link.
On iOS Platform (iPhone/iPad)
Go to App Store and search for “Reading Plan” by James H. Price.
Go to “Settings” by tapping on the icon with 3 horizontal lines at the top right corner of the screen.
Tap “Reading Plan”, and “View Available Plans”.
Scroll down the page listing all the available plans and locate “WMC-BRD2022”. Tap the “Download” button.
Tap “Done” to go back to “Reading Plan” in “Settings”. Select “WMC-BRD2022” by tapping on it.
Go to “Settings”. Tap “Bible Links” to choose the Bible App (e.g. YouVersion, Bible Gateway) of your choice.
Go to “Settings”. Tap “Start Date” and set the start date to “1 January 2022”. Click “Done”.
On Android Platform
Search and download “Quick Bible” from Google Play Store.
Tap on the icon with 3 horizontal lines.
In the drop-down list, tap “Reading Plan”.
On the next screen, tap on the “+” icon to get to the “Download” screen.
Click on the tab “BY ID”. Type in “wmcbrd2022rpa” (case-sensitive).
After download, tap on the name “WesleyMC BRD2022“ to select the reading plan.
Next, tap on the date “Day 1: XX XXX XXXX”, and in the drop-down list, tap “Set Starting Date” and set it to “1 Jan 2022”.
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