Hearing God Speak

Since our time on Sunday reflecting on how God promises to speak to us through the Scriptures, a number of people have realised they need to be more deliberate in their personal reading of the Bible, but didn't know where to start.  Below are some resources that may help you read the Bible deliberately and regularly. You don't need to use them all! Just try one or two and see how you go. You may like to meet regularly with a Christian friend, or in a triplet, so you can talk about what you're learning and to help keep each other accountable in this discipline. 

Some recent research among Christians across the world found that:

“the number one thing you can do for yourself spiritually is read the Bible four times a week or more. Read it this frequently, and your life looks completely different to those who don’t read the Bible, or read it less than that.”



Reading Plans & Notes Children & Youth Web, Apps, & More
The Daily Reading Bible. 
60 undated readings with questions to get you thinking. Each reading includes the full Bible text.  Great for reading on the bus, or during a lunch break! (Australian). $7.95   http://mytmb.me/TDRBV1
 

For The Love of God.
Daily readings to take you through the Bible in a year. Or you can read less each day and take longer. With comments on the Bible passage from author & scholar D A Carson. $19.95  http://mytmb.me/FTLOGV1

Three Year Reading Plan.
FREE!

From Tim Chester, pastor and church planter in the UK. Allocates readings for each week, rather than each day, to read the Bible in 3 years (including the NT twice). http://mytmb.me/3yrwkly
Beginning with God.  
(Pre-School)
 
Helps parents with young children explore the Bible with their child. A simple and fun way to start your child in a regular habit of reading God's word & growing to know God. Includes stickers! $7.99  http://mytmb.me/begwgod
 

XTB. (7 - 10 years) 
Reading notes and activities especially for 7 - 10 year olds. Helps kids read, understand, apply and pray through the Bible. $7.99  http://mytmb.me/xtb7-10
 

Discover. (11 - 14 years) 
Daily readings for teenagers, to help grow a love for, and understanding of, God, through his Word.  3 months of readings with questions & activities.http://mytmb.me/disc6614

The Jesus Storybook Bible.(Pre-school - Primary School) 
Perhaps the best Bible for children and families available. Highlights God's rescue plan for the world through Jesus in every Bible story. $17.95 http://mytmb.me/thejsb

The Bible App for Kids 
See right hand column.
The Bible App.  FREE! 
Bible App with HEAPS of translations, so you can choose one you can read easily. Includes many reading plans, short-term and the "read the Bible in a year" type, including one produced by Billy Graham.  You can set reminders on your device, to help you set aside the time to read the Bible. Available for every conceivable device!  http://mytmb.me/yvbapp14 


Bible App for Kids.  FREE!
Allows kids to interact with Bible stories and see it come to life through animation, sounds, and the Bible text.  http://mytmb.me/bapp4k


Bible+  FREE!
Free apps for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows.  Incorporates reading plans to help you read regularly, including topical plans. ie "Forgiveness," "Marriage."   Includes the option to download or purchase additional resources. http://mytmb.me/1jP04sq


Bible Gateway.  FREE!
Website with many short and long Bible reading plans, and the possibility of reading in different translations.  http://mytmb.me/bibgate

 

You can find the Sunday ministry roster for our 10AM service here.

 

Good news for all our members and friends on the South Coast!South Coast Studies

 


We have started a second Bible Study Group in addition to our existing group, and both groups are now running Sunday evenings at 5 PM in the Middleton Pioneer Hall.  We are simultaneously running a high-school aged study group and a kids' program at the same venue.

If you're on the South Coast, you're most welcome to join us!

Sundays 5 PM.
Middleton Pioneer Hall
Walker Place, Middleton. 

red starWe are pleased to confirm that we will be offering supervised actvities on Sunday mornings throughout the school holidays for children up to year 6 in school.

Our regular Kids' Church program concludes on Sunday December 7th. For each of the following Sundays, ChildSafe approved leaders will be supervising craft, music, worksheets, DVDs, or other activities so parents, other adults and older children can gain the most from the Sunday gathering.

Activities will be running at both 9 AM and 11 AM church.  Children will start in the main gathering before being invited to leave for the day's activities.

 


Solidarity Sunday Leaflet Front ImageOn Sunday November 2, our church took part in Solidarity Sunday.

It was a time where more than 600 churches across Australia showed solidairity with our Christain brothers and sisters being persecuted by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as those in other parts of the persecuted church around the world.

We held a BBQ after church and a special 'Hour of Prayer' from 2 PM.

Please click on the image to download the PDF containing helpful information and Prayer Points that were used in the prayer time.



 

 
 

 


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