This Fall semester, I want to challenge our church to read through the foundational passages of the Bible. We'll be using the Foundations 260 Reading Plan (courtesy of Robby Gallaty and Replicate Ministries). Here are some details on the plan from Robby's website...
What is the F260 and Who Should Use It?
The F-260 is a two hundred and sixty day reading plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know. This is a manageable plan that believers who never read the Bible before can complete.
How Does It Work?
The plan expects believers to read 1 or 2 chapters a day for 5 days each week, with an allowance for weekends off. The 2 off-days a week are built in so you may catch up on days where you’re unable to read In order to digest more of the Word. The F-260 encourages believers to read less and to keep a H.E.A.R. Journal. Click HERE for a sample H.E.A.R. Journal page.
Memorizing the Word
While many plans for memorizing Scripture are effective, a simple system has been effective for me. All you need is a pack of index cards and a committed desire to memorize God’s Word. It’s easy: write the reference of the verse on one side of the card and the text of the verse on the other. Focus on five verses at a time, and carry your pack of Scripture cards with you.
Throughout the day, whenever you have a few minutes, pull out your pack of Scripture cards and review them. Read the reference first, followed by the verse. Continue to recite the verse until you get a feel for the flow of the passage. When you are comfortable with the text, look only at the reference side of the card in order to test your recall.
Would you join us? We know that God’s Word does not return void (Isaiah 55:11), and therefore I believe that if we will faithfully read Scripture as a church, God will be faithful to move in our midst.
We will begin together on Monday, September 9. However, feel free to start early!
Downloads & Links
If you'd like to purchase the Foundations Reading Journal, follow these links: