You’ve probably witnessed our pastors reference this on the weekend, and that’s because it’s the best thing ever. Already installed on over 395 million devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at Bible.com. You can play around with the 2,008 Bible versions in 1,349 languages to explore how different translations express a passage. It’s accessible to anyone with a digital device. You can even create verse images to share on your social media. I specifically love the highlighting and note-taking features. There’s also reading plans on every topic under the sun.
Nicky and Pippa Gumbel first introduced the Bible in One Year commentary in 2011 as a daily email for their congregation members. It has since grown into an app with a worldwide following. Nicky is the pioneer of Alpha, an 11-session introduction to the Christian faith now running all over the world. This app takes you through the entirety of Scripture in one year, including readings from the Old Testament, New Testament and either a Psalm or Proverb each day. Combined with commentary from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, this plan encourages us to apply the teachings of Scripture to our everyday life.
In scripture we are told that the more we internalize and memorize God’s word, the more He can use it to instruct, guide, and teach us new things as we go about our lives. Below is a guide to help you memorize two passages of scripture a month.
In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.-1 Peter 5:5-6