National Bible Week

wilberforceNational Bible Week has been celebrated during Thanksgiving Week every year since 1941.

If we want to have strong faith, we need to know God’s Word, and the Holy Bible is His Word.

The Bible says

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)

We can get to know God’s Word in a variety of ways:

  • Daily Bible reading and devotions. I follow a guide available from my church: How to Have a Meaningful Time with God. I’ve also written before about studying the Bible.
  • Attend Bible study classes offered by your church, as I attend a Bible study at All Saints Anglican.
  • Take an online Bible study course. I’ve taken a number of excellent classes from JesusWalk Bible Study Series. Advent, which starts next Sunday, is a good time to start a Bible study, such as Christmas Incarnation, a four-week Advent study.
  • Use the Bible study tools available online at Bible Gateway,, and many other Bible study resources.   
  • Read Bible study books such as Morning Coffee with James.

National Bible Week reminds us that we should reading and study God’s Word every day. Share your thoughts and suggest resources in comments.

One of my favorite prayers in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer is the one for the Second Sunday in Advent:

BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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