The Daily Lectionary pages are intended to help you "Be in the Word" of God on a daily basis. While the plan we are following to read through the whole Bible in one church year begins on December 1 and ends on November 30, you are welcome to join in at any time.(You may pick up where we are on the date you start, or you can begin with December 1st's readings and go from there.)
The book of Acts (8:26-39) tells how a man from Ethiopia was reading the book of Isaiah when Philip asked him if he understood what he was reading. The Ethiopian replied in part, "How can I, except some man should guide me?" (Acts 8:31 KJV). So, using what the man was reading, Philip preached Jesus to him. Unlike the Ethiopian, you are not lacking a guide for your reading. While the Holy Spirit is the one Who ultimately guides us into all truth (John 16:13), the Holy Spirit works through means. Our prayer is that these Daily Lectionary pages are such means for you.
This online Daily Lectionary guides you with a variety of pages:
- Today's Reading - tells what the reading is for that day (with links to the reading in the King James Version) and gives the background information for that month's reading (which background information is also available as a download)
- Biblog - short for "Bible web log", where you will presently find comments on the readings along with links to related Q&A and hymns for your meditation
- Q&A - general and specific questions and answers regarding the readings
- Prayers - for Bible reading in general and tailored to particular seasons of the church year
- Biblical Index - to find comments and questions for any reading at any time
You can do your reading when and where it is convenient for you, spending as little or as much time as you like. You can ask any question you want to ask without worrying what someone else might think of you for asking.
We think this is an ideal resource, and those who have used it tend to agree. Consider the following user's comment.
I must admit that when we started reading the Bible last December, especially beginning with Revelation, that I had doubts about my ability to finish the undertaking. However, by only reading two or three chapters a day, it was much easier than I anticipated. Although some of the books were a little tougher than others to get through, having Pastor Galler’s guidance available made all the difference in the world. Not only is reading the Bible very comforting but, really to my surprise, it is also quite interesting. In many cases it is much like reading a good novel, you just can’t wait to read the next chapter to learn ‘the rest of the story’. (More from this user)
(You can read the results of surveys about the Daily Lectionary here and here.)
You might have questions about the Daily Lectionary such as the following:
Bookmark this page, the Today's Reading page, or the Biblog, and make yourself at home! To begin to "Be in the Word," go to the scripture readings.