James 1:23-25 reminds us that, “if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.” (NASB) Obviously, the first step to doing is remembering… and for most of us, remembering requires focused study. That why, this week, we’re featuring the ministry of “Through the Word” – a group of pastor’s dedicated to helping Christians develop a daily habit of study and thoughtful application.
Each day, Through the Word posts a 10 minute audio guide focused on a single chapter of Scripture. These guides aren’t a deep Bible commentary, but they do help prepare listeners to carefully consider the lessons to be learned as they read the day’s passage. Users are then encouraged to follow up both the audio material and the printed Word with time spent in contemplation and fellowship with God.
Download the Android or IOS app and you’ll be provided with a special forum for recording your thoughts on the day’s passage and tracking your progress as you read God’s Word. Take notes on your favorite verses from the day’s reading, record messages that God has shared with you, and write out your plans for putting them into action in your daily life. There’s even a place to store your Scripture-prompted prayers! And if you don’t like typing out your observations, the app gives you an opportunity to make voice recordings, instead!
Looking to start with a specific book? Check out the Bible section of the website and you’ll have the opportunity to begin your journey anywhere you please! Get started today and become a doer of the word, not just a hearer!