PAY IT FORWARD

12 Day Reading Plan

When we read the Bible, we aren’t just trying to gather information, we want to experience transformation. The Bible is the only book where the author is present when you read it! Here are a few simple questions we can ask to help us live out what we’re learning:

  • What can I learn from this Scripture about God and people?
  • How can I live this out in my life?
  • What do I need to pray for?

Ask these questions as you read these passages of Scripture from the life of Jesus.

DAY 1
Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-21)
Jesus’ miraculous birth was a fulfillment of prophecy and a reminder that God loved us enough to come to us so we could have a relationship with Him.

DAY 2
Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17)
Jesus was baptized to mark the beginning of His ministry and it can be the beginning of your ministry too. When we are baptized, it represents the beginning of our relationship with God. It’s our first step of obedience and a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ that made our relationship possible.

DAY 3
Temptation of Jesus (Luke 4:1-13)
Jesus faced the same temptations we face, but stood up against them by focusing on the truth of Scripture and relying on the strength of the Holy Spirit within Him. A relationship with God gives us access to the same resources.

DAY 4
Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-20)
When God speaks to our heart, it’s like a seed planted in soil. The condition of our heart determines how much growth will happen.

DAY 5
Jesus Prays (Luke 11:1-13)
Prayer is one of the primary ways we communicate with God. It helps us to align our plans and perspective with His. Don’t be afraid to share your needs and concerns because He cares for you.

DAY 6
Woman at the Well (John 4:1-30)
When Jesus encountered the woman at the well, her thirst was satisfied, her life was changed, and she immediately began to invite others to come meet Jesus. Be willing to share your story and invite others to experience what you have experienced.

DAY 7
Holy Spirit (John 14:16-27)
When we receive Christ and our relationship with Him begins, the Holy Spirit comes to be our counselor and teacher.

DAY 8
Ultimate Servant (Matthew 20:20-28)
If we want to follow Christ’s example, then we need to serve as He served. Find a place to serve within the church and watch how God uses your gifts to impact the lives of others!

DAY 9
The Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-35)
Jesus celebrated Passover with His disciples. Even He, the perfect leader, had people who turned against Him. Don’t be discouraged if some people don’t understand your relationship with Christ!

DAY 10
The Crucifixion of Jesus (Luke 23:26-56)
Jesus’ death was the ultimate expression of His love. His sacrifice provided forgiveness for our sin and paved the way for us to have a relationship with Him.

DAY 11
The Resurrection of Jesus (Luke 24:1-49)
Jesus’ resurrection was final evidence that He was truly the Savior of the World. The power of God that raised Him from the dead is the same power that is at work in you.

DAY 12
The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)
Jesus’ last recorded words to His disciples were a challenge to go throughout the world and share their story. This small group of people changed the world with their boldness and commitment to tell others about Christ. God calls you to do the same!
We want to help you along this lifelong journey of devotion to Jesus Christ.
You can use this personal devotional process everyday to help you along the way.
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