Foundation 260

Join this church wide effort to read through the New Testament in 2021 and discuss what we discover, one chapter at a time. We will post reading guides and downloadable pages to give you every opportunity to make 2021 the best year ever in regard to your spiritual growth and biblical knowledge.

What is F-260 All About?
The Bible tells us many spiritual truths that we need to know about:
1. WE MUST ABIDE IN CHRIST: “I am the vine, you are the branches; the one who remains in Me, and I in him bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”  – John 15:5
2. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR TEACHER: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you.” – John 14:26
3. WE LIVE LIFE IN COMMUNITY: “and let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds, not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
How F-260 Works:
1. Read ONE chapter of the New Testament each day, Monday-Friday.
2. Apply the HEAR Journaling Strategy: to Highlight, Explain, Apply, and Respond to the text for each day. Our goal is NOT to read the New Testament through in a year, but to HEAR from God, a little each day.
3. Attend ONE Small Group each week, to discuss what the Holy Spirit taught you in your reading that week. What specific personal illumination or application does God have for you in his Word?
4. Weekends—Saturday is to catch up on reading, Sunday is to worship together.
Using the HEAR Strategy:
1. H = Read the chapter and discover just ONE verse that jumps off the page, HIGHLIGHT that verse and meditate on it.
2. E = Now seek to EXPLAIN what that verse means. What is the context? What comes before and after the word, phrase, passage, or chapter? How does this relate to the rest of the book or the Bible? Is this literal or figurative language? Is the text prescriptive (to DO something) or descriptive (information)? What does the verse teach about Jesus, theology, myself, others, or God’s mission?
3. A = APPLY the text to your life. What does passage teach about God? What does it mean today?  How can I apply it’s teaching? Is there an action or attitude that I must avoid or embrace? What is God saying to me?
4. R = How is God moving me to RESPOND to what I read today? Is there a call to action? Is there something God wants me to do or pray about? How does my life need to change or transform?
Self-Study Tools are Available:
1. The importance of CONTEXT: here is a description for every book of the Bible:
2. The importance of INVESTIGATION: find study questions for EVERY chapter of the Bible on our website:
Additional Steps with ANY Verse:
Is there a sin of which to confess/repent?
Is there a person I need to love or forgive?
Is there a person I need to encourage?
Is there a person I need to confront?
Is there a truth I need to remember?
Is there a need that I can meet?
Is there a place of service God has for me?
Is there an error to avoid?
Is there an example to follow?
Is there a task that God has for me?
Is there something I must surrender?

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