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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: January | February

January Bible Readings

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Luke 24:35-53
Wednesday, Jan. 2 Mark 13:26-37
Thursday, Jan. 3 Hebrews 9:18-28
Friday, Jan. 4 John 20:11-18
Saturday, Jan. 5 Matthew 28:16-20
Sunday, Jan. 6 Acts 1:1-2:13
   Sermon text Jan. 5 & 6: Acts 1:6-11
Monday, Jan. 7 Acts 2:14-47
Tuesday, Jan. 8 Acts 3:1-4:22
Wednesday, Jan. 9 Acts 4:23-5:11
Thursday, Jan. 10 Acts 5:12-6:7
Friday, Jan. 11 Acts 6:8-8:3
Saturday, Jan. 12 Acts 8:4-25
Sunday, Jan. 13 Acts 8:26-9:31
   Sermon text Jan. 12 & 13: Acts 2:36-41
Monday, Jan. 14 Acts 9:32-10:8
Tuesday, Jan. 15 Acts 10:9-48
Wednesday, Jan. 16 Acts 11:1-12:19
Thursday, Jan. 17 Acts 12:20-13:12
Friday, Jan. 18 Acts 13:13-43
Saturday, Jan. 19 Acts 13:44-14:20
Sunday, Jan. 20 Acts 14:21-15:35
   Sermon text Jan. 19 & 20: Acts 10:44-48
Monday, Jan. 21 Acts 15:36-16:40
Tuesday, Jan. 22 Acts 17
Wednesday, Jan. 23 Acts 18
Thursday, Jan. 24 Acts 19
Friday, Jan. 25 Acts 20
Saturday, Jan. 26 Acts 21:1-21:25
Sunday, Jan. 27 Acts 21:26-22:23
   Sermon text Jan. 26 & 27: Acts 18:4-11
Monday, Jan. 28 Acts 22:24-23:11
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Acts 23:12-24:27
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Acts 25
Thursday, Jan. 31 Acts 26

February Bible Readings

Friday, Feb. 1 Acts 27
Saturday, Feb. 2 Acts 28
Sunday, Feb. 3 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Monday, Feb. 4 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
Tuesday, Feb. 5 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Wednesday, Feb. 6 1 Corinthians 2:1-13
Thursday, Feb. 7 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:4
Friday, Feb. 8 1 Corinthians 3:5-23
Saturday, Feb. 9 1 Corinthians 4:1-13
Sunday, Feb. 10 1 Corinthians 4:14-21
   Sermon text Feb. 9 & 10: 1 Corinthians 12:27-31
Monday, Feb. 11 1 Corinthians 5
Tuesday, Feb. 12 1 Corinthians 6
Wednesday, Feb. 13 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
Thursday, Feb. 14 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Friday, Feb. 15 1 Corinthians 8
Saturday, Feb. 16 1 Corinthians 9:1-18
Sunday, Feb. 17 1 Corinthians 9:19-27
   Sermon text Feb. 16 & 27: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
Monday, Feb. 18 1 Corinthians 10:1-22
Tuesday, Feb. 19 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
Wednesday, Feb. 20 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 
Thursday, Feb. 21 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Friday, Feb. 22 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Saturday, Feb. 23 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Sunday, Feb. 24 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
   Sermon text Feb. 23 & 24: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Monday, Feb. 25 1 Corinthians 14:1-12
Tuesday, Feb. 26 1 Corinthians 14:13-25
Wednesday, Feb. 27 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Thursday, Feb. 28 1 Corinthians 15:1-28

Study Guides

Daily Bible Reading

Daily Devotions  


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


Page 2Page 2

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm

Each week at Page 2 we offer great music, expand on the previous weekend’s sermon by covering additional chapters in the text we couldn’t hit in each series, experience the Lord’s Supper and have time for small group discussions. With a relaxed, campfire vibe and messages led by various Hope pastors, Page 2 is designed for both those who travel on the weekends, as well as those wanting to go further into the weekend’s message. Several Life Groups at Hope have also adopted Page 2 as their weekly meeting.


Group LaunchGroup Launch

Mondays, Feb. 4-25, 6:30-8:00 pm

Group Launch is a great place for anyone looking to get connected to a small group. Throughout this class, participants will have the opportunity to meet new people and be placed into a group. Then, once the class is over, each new small group will be encouraged to continue meeting together offsite for Bible study, sermon discussions, service projects and more.