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Revived by His Word: Reading Through the Bible Together
Part of the Nurture initiative for Women’s Ministries aims to encourage each woman to be committed to the Word of God. Ellen White beautifully wrote: “There is nothing more calculated to strengthen the intellect than the study of the Scriptures. No other book is so potent to elevate the thoughts, to give vigor to the faculties, as the broad, ennobling truths of the Bible. If God’s word were studied as it should be, [women] would have a breadth of mind, a nobility of character, and a stability of purpose rarely seen in these times (Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ, p. 90).
The church globally is being invited to join the initiative," Revived by His Word: Reading the Bible through Together" initiative. More information: www.revivalandreformation.org
The Initiative Summarized
Church members are encouraged to read or listen to one chapter of the Bible each day beginning April 17, 2012, the first day of Spring Meeting.
The reading plan begins with the world church President Ted Wilson joining the division presidents in reading Genesis 1 responsively. The presidents will conclude the initiative by reading Revelation 22 during the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas.
During the 1,171 days from Spring Meeting 2012 through the beginning of the General Conference Session on July 2, 2015, participants will cover the 1,189 chapters in the Bible. By reading one chapter each day and two chapters during the General Conference Session, millions of participating members will complete their journey through the Bible. An online component, featured on the Revival and Reformation website and sponsored by the world church’s Ministerial Association, allows participants to share devotional thoughts.
United By His Word
Revived by His Word will become much larger than reading or listening to one chapter of the Bible each day. It will direct the attention of the entire world church to the importance of knowing Jesus through His Word and encourage families to read the Bible together. In cultures where the Bible is not readily available, this initiative will encourage elders to gather the church family to read the Bible aloud. It is simple, practical, and affordable.
“I would like to invite every church member to join
the worldwide family of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church in reading one chapter of the Bible a day, beginning
April 17, 2012, and concluding during the General Conference Session in the summer of 2015.
I am confident that this journey through the Bible together will draw us all closer to Jesus.
As we prayerfully read and meditate upon God’s Word, we each will be led to a renewed
experience with the Savior as we look forward to His soon second coming.”
Ted N. C. Wilson
all, take time to read the Bible—the Book of books. A daily study of the
Scriptures has a sanctifying, uplifting influence upon the mind. Bind the Holy Volume
to your hearts. It will prove to you a friend and guide in perplexity.
Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students 138.3