We are excited to spend time concentrating on Jesus each day this summer and hope you are too!

Pick up a reading guide, download the app, check it out online: whatever works best for you.

Ever feel like you just can’t understand what the Bible says or what it means? Try reading a modern translation such as the CSB or NLT. Each translation tries to balance staying true to the original meaning with being readable in today’s English vernacular. We find the CSB to balance these well. The NLT is even easier to read but loses some of the power and depth of meaning found in the CSB.

Whatever translation you chose, the important part is to get in the Bible every day. Before reading ask God to help you to understand what you read. Then sit back, read the daily reading in your Bible or using the links below, and trust God to teach you something about His love for you. Consider asking yourself the following questions:

What does this passage teach me about God?
What does this passage teach me about mankind and/or myself?
What do I need to do as a result of these?
Who can I share what I learned with?

Follow us on twitter (@nlcc #gospel90) for a daily reminder. We’d love for you share what you are learning.


August 19

The Good Shepherd

If you've been around New Life long you have probably heard us say that a disciple is someone who hears and follows Jesus. That concept comes right out of this passage. Jesus is the good shepherd. His sheep hear and follow His voice. They follow Him because they know He is the "Good" shepherd. We can trust Him and know what He is guiding and protecting us.

The second half of John 10:10 is a great promise for us in this respect: I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.

If you are still with us in this journey through the Gospels in 90 days, then you are at least forming the habit of reading God's word so that you can better hear His voice. Daily time in the Bible and in prayer are both huge for hearing His voice. There are two more keys you need to keep in mind if you want to hear Him. First, you need to ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you, to reveal something new from the Bible to you, to help you hear the voice of our Father. Second, you need to obey what you've already been told. Whether you need to forgive someone, or get baptized, or something else altogether, if God has already revealed a next step to you and you haven't taken it, take it today. If you logistically can't do it today or you need help, talk to someone about your decision and ask them to help you and to hold you accountable to take your next step. You won't be sorry.

Are you hearing God when you ask Him to reveal stuff to you in His word? If not, what do you think is holding you back? What can you do about that? Who can you call to help?

John 10


Below is the “Summer” schedule beginning with June 1st:

June

Jun 1 – Matthew 1
Jun 2 – Matthew 2
Jun 3 – Matthew 3
Jun 4 – Matthew 4
Jun 5 – Matthew 5
Jun 6 – Matthew 6
Jun 7 – Matthew 7
Jun 8 – Matthew 8
Jun 9 – Matthew 9
Jun 10 – Matthew 10
Jun 11 – Matthew 11
Jun 12 – Matthew 12
Jun 13 – Matthew 13
Jun 14 – Matthew 14
Jun 15 – Matthew 15
Jun 16 – Matthew 16
Jun 17 – Matthew 17
Jun 18 – Matthew 18
Jun 19 – Matthew 19
Jun 20 – Matthew 20
Jun 21 – Matthew 21
Jun 22 – Matthew 22
Jun 23 – Matthew 13
Jun 24 – Matthew 24
Jun 25 – Matthew 25
Jun 26 – Matthew 26
Jun 27 – Matthew 27
Jun 28 – Matthew 28
Jun 29 – Reflection Day
Jun 30 – Mark 1

July

Jul 1 – Mark 2
Jul 2 – Mark 3
Jul 3 – Mark 4
Jul 4 – Mark 5
Jul 5 – Mark 6
Jul 6 – Mark 7
Jul 7 – Mark 8
Jul 8 – Mark 9
Jul 9 – Mark 10
Jul 10 – Mark 11
Jul 11 – Mark 12
Jul 12 – Mark 13
Jul 13 – Mark 14
Jul 14 – Mark 15
Jul 15 – Mark 16
Jul 16 – Luke 1
Jul 17 – Luke 2
Jul 18 – Luke 3
Jul 19 – Luke 4
Jul 20 – Luke 5
Jul 21 – Luke 6
Jul 22 – Luke 7
Jul 23 – Luke 8
Jul 24 – Luke 9
Jul 25 – Luke 10
Jul 26 – Luke 11
Jul 27 – Luke 12
Jul 28 – Luke 13
Jul 29 – Luke 14
Jul 30 – Luke 15
Jul 31 – Reflection Day

August

Aug 1 – Luke 16
Aug 2 – Luke 17
Aug 3 – Luke 18
Aug 4 – Luke 19
Aug 5 – Luke 20
Aug 6 – Luke 21
Aug 7 – Luke 22
Aug 8 – Luke 23
Aug 9 – Luke 24
Aug 10 – John 1
Aug 11 – John 2
Aug 12 – John 3
Aug 13 – John 4
Aug 14 – John 5
Aug 15 – John 6
Aug 16 – John 7
Aug 17 – John 8
Aug 18 – John 9
Aug 19 – John 10
Aug 20 – John 11
Aug 21 – John 12
Aug 22 – John 13
Aug 23 – John 14
Aug 24 – John 15
Aug 25 – John 16
Aug 26 – John 17
Aug 27 – John 18
Aug 28 – John 19
Aug 29 – John 20
Aug 30 – John 21
Aug 31 – Reflection Day