I want to start a Bible-reading movement!



Colossians 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,…”

A couple of my favorite ministry authors, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, talk about how Colossians 3:16 can be lived-out:

“What we are really talking about is a Bible-reading movement – in families, in churches, in neighborhoods, in workplaces, everywhere. Imagine if all Christians, as a normal part of discipleship, were caught up in a web of regular Bible reading – not only digging into the word privately, but reading it with their children before bed, with their spouse over breakfast, with a non-Christian colleague at work once a week over lunch, with a new Christian for follow-up once a fortnight for mutual encouragement, and with a mature Christian friend one a month for mutual encouragement.”


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6 Comments on “I want to start a Bible-reading movement!”

  1. I love it! Especially as a focus for our informal, but directed relationships that take place outside of our structured worship/fellowship times.

    • In small ‘pockets’ it is going well. I’d love to see it grow, and I’m learning that most people don’t really know how to read their Bibles in a regular, sustained fashion that helps them listen to the Lord! We’re working to teach, model, and encourage people in this!

  2. That is primarily what my wife and I use as we meet with people in personal discipling contexts and help them learn to read the Bible. We each meet regularly with small groups (2-3 others) and do this together with them. I’ve found that James is a great book to go through teaching men how to read it using ‘The Swedish Method’.

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