Read the Bible

Read the Bible

Jesus wants a relationship with you! It’s why He came and lived and died and rose again.

Relationships take time, so develop the habit of regular time with God–reading the Bible and talking with him! At Life Center we call it PBJ time: Prayer, Bible, and Journal.

What does time with God look like?

Prayer – Talk with God and listen for His answer.
Bible – It’s the story of God pursuing relationship with us.
Journal – If God says something, it is worth writing down!

Prayer

Is simply a conversation between you and God! He is listening and wanting to speak to you!

Bible

Pick a version of the Bible that is easy to read (recommendations below) and a reading plan. At Life Center we have a plan we follow–it’s more fun to read together! You can also find plans on the Bible app.

Journal

Reflecting on the Bible is easier when you ask yourself a few questions when you read:

  • What verse stands out? (Scripture)
  • What’s the main idea? (Observation)
  • What does it mean for your life? (Application)
  • What do you want to express to God? (Pray)

We call it S.O.A.P.

When should I do PBJ time?

Choose a time that will be uninterrupted by projects or people so you can focus on God’s word and build your relationship with Jesus.

What if I miss a day or two (or 3 or 4)?

Don’t quit – keep at it! Read today’s reading, and skip what you missed, then make it up another time. You don’t get down on yourself when you forget to eat breakfast do you? Just make sure to eat lunch!

What version should I read?

We recommend the New International Version (NIV) or New Living Translation (NLT)—they’re easy to understand and apply.

Our Pastors PBJ!

See what Pastors Joe and Michael are journaling along with other Life Center updates and resources!

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Our Pastors PBJ!

See what Pastors Joe and Michael are journaling along with other Life Center updates and resources!

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