Key Connections (January 4, 2017)

Bible Reading Plans for 2017 (Nathan W. Bingham, Ligonier Ministries)

Many Christians take the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits, and then change or begin a Bible reading plan….For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from.

Do We Expect More Than God Promises? (Sarah Walton, Set Apart)

If God is good, faithful, just, loving, kind, merciful, gracious, compassionate, and sovereign, why does he allow these confusing circumstances that tend to rattle us?

A Better Way to Make Bible-Reading Resolutions (Sam Allberry, The Good Book Company)

Resolution-minded me quickly turns Bible reading into something mechanical. It becomes about advancing the bookmark an allotted number of pages in my Bible; not about getting to know my God better or letting his voice captivate my heart.

Seven Steps to Strengthen Prayer (Bonnie McKernan, Desiring God)

While it won’t be the same for everyone, seven specific actions have really helped me in my battle against a weak prayer life.

The Myth of the Busy Life (Meghan Feir, Unlocking the Bible)

We often try to compartmentalize our lives: work life, home life, social life. But the lines overlap, despite our best attempts, especially when we become exhausted by our rat race.

Kristen Wetherell is a writer, Bible teacher, and the content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the author, along with Sarah Walton, of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (The Good Book Company, April 2017). She blogs at her website, and you can follow her on Twitter. She and her husband, Brad, are members of The Orchard in Itasca, Illinois. Connect with Kristen at her website.

Date Posted: Jan 4th, 2017