We encourage everyone at Christ Church to read Scripture daily. There is something powerful and unifying about all of us reading the same Scriptures each day, too. Up until now we’ve been using the Daily Office Lectionary from the Book of Common Prayer, but we’ve decided to make a switch to the Moravian Daily Texts, starting in 2012. You are encouraged to make this move with us!
We’re doing this for a few reasons.
Firstly, using the Moravian texts gets us through the entire Bible in two years (and the Psalms twice), whereas the Daily Office skips portions of Scripture that are deemed difficult to understand or awkward to modern sensibilities.
Secondly, the Moravian texts simply go through Scripture from beginning to end, whereas the Daily Office jumps around a bit in an effort to be seasonal.
Thirdly, using the Moravian texts provides us with more opportunities to engage in a devotional reading of Scripture, because of the resources available, which will be outlined below.
Here is how you can access the daily texts, as well as some of the devotional material available:
Also, you can read some interesting information about the history of of the daily texts, which have their origin in a “great spiritual awakening” in 1727 in Herrnhut, Germany, led by Count Zinzendorf.
Let’s continue to read Scripture every day, seeking to listen to receive from the Father, hear his voice and respond in faith and obedience in 2012.
Also, in groups you can use the pamphlet below to ask questions of one another to spur on discipleship to Jesus.