19338 Beaver Dam Rd, PO Box 67, Beaverdam, VA 23015
Beaverdam United Methodist Church
Monday, July 22, 2019
Friends, United in Christ, Nurturing Each Other and the World
2019 Bishop Lewis Bible Challenge
     Since 2017. Bishop Lewis has been encouraging the Virginia Conference to read the Bible in a year. Each year has featured a different way of reading. 
     For 2019, the Bible Challenge will be a blended style of reading; a mixture of Old Testament readings and New Testament each day. In this new year, challenge yourself to study the Bible and strengthen your faith in the process. Here is a link to the
2019 Bishop Bible Challenge. Each month’s readings will also be printed in each Advocate issue. 
January                        May                          September
February                       June                         October
March                           July                          November
April                             August                      December

Tips on reading the Bible daily:
  • Start reading the Bible today.
  • Set aside a specific time and place each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great; but feel free to use any time that works consistently with your schedule.
  • Get a good study Bible to help to illuminate the meaning of the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek text.
  • Choose a translation to use during your reading.
  • Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding.
  • Dive in and enjoy the richness of God’s Word! Apply God’s Word to your life. Bible study should be practical and applicable. I assure you that these seven steps will help you begin a journey in becoming a  “lifelong learner” of God’s Word.