the whole story
What is this?
In 2019, Cornerstone Church will go through the entire Bible as a community. Through a tool called The Bible Project, weíll participate in daily readings which go from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 and, by Christmas Eve 2019, we will have read the entire bible. Additionally, our messages on Sunday will coordinate with the reading plan. This is a year‑long project you can jump into at any time, and put as little or as much effort into as you are able. The tools, readings, and plans will be provided for you. All that is required is your willingness to dive in.
We will begin as a church on January 1st, 2019.
Start late, fall behind, or lose steam? Don’t sweat it! You can jump in at any time. Catch up through various videos, on the app, or by coming to any Sunday service!
Don’t know which translation to use? On Sunday mornings, we typically refer to the NIV, but there are many translations and versions to learn from and grow in; find one that helps you understand and learn best! If you want help in choosing a translation, feel free to reach out to somebody on staff!
Want to learn more? Check out our resources page online where you can find book recommendations, videos, and more to help you grow as a student of scripture. We also suggest going to TheBibleProject.com to explore all of their fantastic resources
Why are we doing this?
We believe that scripture is alive, active, and powerful; and, in order to live out our mission of being a community shaped by the gospel for the renewal of all things, we need to know the whole story. Our goal is to link arms and go through the narrative together, coming out on the other side as a people truly molded and changed by the Word of God.
Where do I start?
Throughout the year, we will be using a tool called Read Scripture which was created by the Bible Project. You can learn about that here and download the app from the App Store. Here are some steps to get started.
Download the free “Read Scripture” app on your smart device. Throughout the year, we will be using tools created and provided by The Bible Project. The tool we will use the most is an app called ìRead Scripture.î In the app, you will have access to a daily reading plan, which will take 15 to 20 minutes, the scripture itself, and videos to watch that will explain the context and meaning of the text. The app provides visuals and guided moments for a restful and nourishing quiet time. Every day you will read from either the Old Testament or the New Testament as well as a Psalm for devotional purposes.
Get a paper bible. We suggest reading along in a paper bible. This allows you to take notes, flip across the whole story, and be physically present with the Word of God. Don’t have a bible? We have one for you!
Develop a routine. It takes 30 days to make or break a habit. We suggest finding a time you can devote to getting into the Word everyday. Developing a routine can better equip you for consistency and growth. Mornings before work, at the dinner table with family, or right before bed are great places to start. Find a time that is right for you where you can focus and be present and mindful.
Get a reading partner. Whether it’s your spouse, a friend, your children, or a total stranger, having someone to read alongside and encourage you is a great step to take. Not only will you have someone to help hold you accountable to reading, but you will grow in community and friendship.
“Overview Intro” are copyright 2018 by The Bible Project and are available for viewing at www.thebibleproject.com
The Bible is a divine-human book that speaks God’s word to his people. We believe it ultimately points us to Jesus, who has the power to change individuals and whole communities when we let the biblical story speak for itself.
Special thanks to The Bible Project for generously providing the resources to make Year of the Bible possible!
“The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We create videos, podcast, and study guides that explore the Bible's unified story by focusing on its overarching themes and each book's literary design. We are committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context and communicating its wisdom for the modern world. Ultimately, we want to change how people read and use the Bible.”