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.


June 02

The Wise Men

Did you know this is the only place the story of the Magi is told? This has become a very big piece of the Christmas celebration, and yet it is just mentioned in this one chapter of the Bible! When I read the story, the big question that stuck out to me is: Why had no one else noticed the star the wise men had not only seen but followed the whole way to Jerusalem? Herod was disturbed that these important folks had travelled all this way, and not to see him, but honor "the King of the Jews." The wise men left Herod and went on to find the child and worship Him, presenting Him with gifts. These guests from foreign lands took time to follow a star for a year or two, seek out the local leadership and meet with them, go and find the baby to worship Him, and were open to warnings in dreams to return home another way! They were looking for Jesus, even when they didn't know it was Jesus they were looking for. That's why Herod and all Jerusalem missed a star – they were not looking for it.

What is going on in my life that I need to follow in faith to get through?

Matthew 2


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