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A New Road to Biblical Literacy

Following this path, I preached through the entire Bible in one year.

Leviticus had struck again. In January the congregation had begun yet another annual plan of daily Bible reading, but by February, Leviticus had ended their enthusiasm again.

But after a remedial survey on a Minor Prophet, one of the ladies said, "I never realized that little book had so much to say." I was surprised that a simple survey of the book's background, theme, and outline had so aroused her curiosity. It gave me an idea.

So the next year, our church began an ambitious project: If the congregation would take up daily Bible reading again, I would teach scriptural surveys that covered the passages they were reading. By year's end, the congregation had read Genesis to Revelation, and I had taught 250 messages on all 66 books. I had to preach five times a week to keep up with the church (they were devouring 20-30 chapters a week), but a simple plan and some well-organized software enabled us to do it.

One step ahead

Each day of the week, the congregation read a new passage, ...

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