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Bible Plans for 2017

It's almost 2017 and that means it's a great time to reflect on your Bible reading plans for the new year.  We thought it would be helpful if we reposted this list from last year of reading plans offered by three different ministries. Take a look below and pray about how the Lord would have you study His Word in this new year. Bible Gateway: Bible Gateway offers many different Bible reading plans (including these below) that they will send to your email daily: - OT and NT in the NIV version, 365 days.  Readings sent daily to your email. - OT and NT in the KJV version, 365 days.  Readings sent daily to your email. - NT in the NIV version, 365 days.  Readings sent daily to your email. Ligonier Ministries: Ligionier Ministries, a ministry of RC Sproul, offers all the following Bible reading plans via PDF (plus more on their website): - 365 days, each day of the week dedicated to a different genre of the Bible - 5x5x5 plan - read through the NT in a year, Monday through Friday.

Christmas favorites

It's almost Christmas Day and we thought it would be fun and encouraging to share some questions and answers from several of our  Bloom!  staff about Christmastime!  Enjoy! Victoria: What's your favorite Christmas tradition and why? The Christmas Eve service at our church.  It's special to me because we sing Christmas carols together and we light each other's candles and sing "Silent Night" at the end.  This is often a time when the reality of Jesus' birth sets in. Share with us a favorite Christmas movie or song and why you love it. One of my favorite Christmas songs is "O Holy Night."  It's awesome because the chorus calls people to remember the holiness of Jesus' birth and to still realize the specialness of each Christmas that follows. Joanna: How do you focus on Christ during Christmas, especially when it's so easy to get caught up in the festivities? Service!   Just as we talked about recently , I try to keep