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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: April | May

April Bible Readings

Monday, April 1 Mark 14:32-52
Tuesday, April 2 Mark 14:53-65
Wednesday, April 3 Mark 14:66-72
Thursday, April 4 Mark 15:1-32
Friday, April 5 Mark 15:33-47
Saturday, April 6 Mark 16:1-8
Sunday, April 7 John 11:32-35
Monday, April 8 John 1
Tuesday, April 9 John 2
Wednesday, April 10 John 3
Thursday, April 11 John 4
Friday, April 12 John 5
Saturday, April 13 John 6
Sunday, April 14 John 12:12-19
Monday, April 15 John 7
Tuesday, April 16 John 8
Wednesday, April 17 John 9
Thursday, April 18 John 13:33-38
Friday, April 19 John 10
Saturday, April 20 John 11:1-37
Sunday, April 21 John 20:11-18
Monday, April 22 John 11:38-57
Tuesday, April 23 John 12:1-26
Wednesday, April 24 John 12:27-50
Thursday, April 25 John 13
Friday, April 26 John 14
Saturday, April 27 John 15
Sunday, April 28 John 20:26-31
Monday, April 29 John 16
Tuesday, April 30 John 17

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