December 8, 2014
Here’s a very helpful guide for reading the Bible one to one with a friend. All the material is sourced from the Streatham Central Church website.
We love to get people pairing up to read the Bible together one to one. No skill or formal training is required – just choose something short and manageable to read.
In terms of timing, aim for once a week, but be realistic and don’t let it become a burden or a chore. Before/after work can be a good time. Try and avoid using a whole evening / morning because you’ll find it hard to maintain that.
Here are some thoughts on what to read:
Colossians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, Titus, Psalm 119 (one stanza per session).
There are lots of ways you could do it, but the “Light-bulb, Question-mark, Arrow” template makes it very simple (instructions below):
Something that shines out at you as being significant
Something that’s hard to understand/accept
Something that applies personally to my life
Why not start and agree to no more than 6 sessions, that way there’s a clear and realistic end point? From there you can work out what’s best in terms of each reading with another or carrying on together.’