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12 Books in 12 Months

12 Books in 12 Months

Our annual theme for 2019 is 12 Books in 12 Months: God’s Word for Everyday Life! The Holy Bible is the greatest book ever written. Even the most brilliant written works from the greatest human authors pale in comparison to the written and inspired Word of God.

As Christians, we turn to the Bible as our highest source and norm for all matters of faith and daily life. The Bible says what we believe, and we believe what it says. Scripture is timeless. It’s relevant. It’s life-changing. And most of the time it’s the most direct way God communicates directly to most of us.

That’s the difference between the Bible and any other book. Even books written about God are just that – words written by human authors about God. But the Bible is God’s Word written through human authors for us. There’s no other book like it.

Given all of that, it seems natural that everyone in the whole wide world would want to be fully familiar and fluent in the Bible … but too often we aren’t.

As a church, we want to change that for you. We want you, and the entire body of Christ called Lutheran Church of Hope, to be biblically fluent (not just biblically literate, but fluent). By the end of 2019, if you read the Bible daily (we’ll provide a guided daily tour), worship weekly (we’ll preach highly relevant and applicable sermons on the daily readings), and study the Word in groups (women’s, men’s, student, Life Groups, Bible studies, Page 2, etc.) … you’ll know God’s Word, and you’ll discover a quiet confidence along with a keen awareness of God’s presence and will for you in every life circumstance.


12 Books in 12 Months (Monthly Themes)

January - Book of Acts #RenewYear
February - First Letter to the Corinthians #LosingMyBadReligion
March - Gospel of Mark #MiracleMarch
April - Gospel of John #SingALong
May - Book of Proverbs #ScriptureAndAMovie
June - Book of Samuel #LifeLessonsFromKingDavid
July - Book of Esther #WhenGodSeemsAbsent
August - Book of Isaiah #TomorrowLand
September - Book of Jonah #WhaleOfATale
October - Gospel of Luke #StoriesOfUs
November - Book of Hebrews #SoulAnchor
December - Book of Revelation #WelcomeToTheNewAge


Daily Bible Reading

Printable Bible Readings: March | April

March Bible Readings

Friday, March 1 1 Corinthians 15:29-58
Saturday, March 2 1 Corinthians 16
Sunday, March 3 Mark 1:1-20
   Sermon text March 2 & 3: Mark 1:14-20
Monday, March 4 Mark 1:21-45
Tuesday, March 5 Mark 2:1-17
Wednesday, March 6 Mark 2:18-28
Thursday, March 7 Mark 3:1-19
Friday, March 8 Mark 3:20-35
Saturday, March 9 Mark 4:1-25
Sunday, March 10 Mark 4:26-41
   Sermon text March 9 & 10: Mark 4:35-41
Monday, March 11 Mark 5:1-20
Tuesday, March 12 Mark 5:21-43
Wednesday, March 13 Mark 6:1-29
Thursday, March 14 Mark 6:30-44
Friday, March 15 Mark 6:45-56
Saturday, March 16 Mark 7:1-23
Sunday, March 17 Mark 7:24-37
   Sermon text March 16 & 17: Mark 5:35-43
Monday, March 18 Mark 8:1-21
Tuesday, March 19 Mark 8:22 - 9:1
Wednesday, March 20 Mark 9:2-13
Thursday, March 21 Mark 9:14-32
Friday, March 22 Mark 9:33-49
Saturday, March 23 Mark 10:1-31
Sunday, March 24 Mark 10:32-52
   Sermon text March 23 & 24: Mark 8:1-13
Monday, March 25 Mark 11:1-21
Tuesday, March 26 Mark 11:22-33
Wednesday, March 27 Mark 12:1-27
Thursday, March 28 Mark 12:28-44
Friday, March 29 Mark 13:1-27
Saturday, March 30 Mark 13:28-37
Sunday, March 31 Mark 14:1-31
   Sermon text March 30 & 31: Mark 9:1-10

 

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Worship Times

West Des Moines
Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 8:00, 8:30 (Chapel), 9:15 & 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Thursdays (REVIVE for young adults), 7:00 pm