FASTING DATES: JANUARY 6-27
You are invited to join the NCC family for 21 days of fasting and prayer from January 6-27.
When we fast, we are denying ourselves of things we love (food) for something that we love even more (God). Fasting is a time for us to draw closer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God, and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. Click LEARN MORE for a practical guide to choosing the best fast for your life.
Have you ever read the entire Bible narrative in its historical, chronological order in one year? Click the Historical Order Bible Reading Plan button below to download the pdf.
With the exception of the four gospels, which are ordered according to the time of their writing, the other books are broken down based on their content and blended with poetry and accounts from other passages to provide you with a complete, historical reading plan.
Every Sunday, you'll have a day of contemplation where you can consider the readings from the prior week and how you might apply them to your life.
2019 Teachings of Jesus Reading Plan
Jesus is the Good News. He paid the price to restore us to a right relationship with God. He modeled how we are to live our lives by the way He lived and through His teachings.
This reading plan provides the 52 of the teachings of Jesus, one for each week of the year. You can chose to read and study each scripture as well as meditate on it throughout the week as you consider how to apply it to your life. Click the Teachings of Jesus Reading Plan button below to download the pdf.
"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." John 15:4
Reading, understanding, and applying the truths of God's Word to our everyday lives teaches us to be more like Jesus. There is no better way to learn about our Savior than to read the Bible through in its entirety.
If you have read through the Bible in a year before and are looking for a new way to do it again, you might consider this option.
First, you will go through the Bible three times in one year. That's 12 chapters a day or about 60-90 minutes of reading for 25 days each month. Each day you read, you are reading from the Old Testament, New Testament, and a poetic book. At the end of 100 days, you will have read the entire Bible and the plan repeats itself.
Second, the readings are organized in related portions. For example, when you read about David in 1 Samuel, you will also be reading the Psalms he wrote and getting insights on his life from those writings.
Third, you will gain a greater knowledge of the message, events, and characters of each of the books, which will add to your over-all understanding.
By the end of 2019, you will have read the Old and New Testaments three times.
"But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law, he meditates day and night." Psalm 1:2