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Posted 12/31/10 , edited 1/1/11
Hey everyone. It's been awhile since I last posted. A couple months back, I was challenged by one of the speakers I hear to devote myself to reading the New Testament in a month. At first, I was skeptical that I could do it, but I wanted to try it out. He said it would take me about 30 minutes of reading a day to get through it. Unfortunately, I wasn't completely successful, as I only finished it a couple hours ago (basically, it took me two months to complete it). However, I don't regret reading it. I've never been able to say I've read the entire New Testament. It was wonderful, reading it. At times, there was conviction, others brought me peace, others excitement. There is truly no greater a book than the Bible.

The next year, I plan to try reading the entire bible in a year, reading the Bible for thirty minutes at a time. When I'm finished, I'll tell you all about it.

However, I present you all the same challenge, try to see if you can read the New Testament in a month. Take 30 minutes out of your day and read until the time is up. If you read anything interesting during your time, post it on here, and we can all discuss it together. I'd love to see what you all think after reading it.

Personally, I loved reading the books Hebrews and James. Hebrews 11 was the hall of faith, where the incredible faith of the prophets and various other believers in the old testament are listed. It's awe-inspiring.

James 2:14-26 shows us that faith is good, however we must supplement them with works. The Bible says that "It is by grace you have been saved, through faith. And this is not of yourselves. It is a gift of God. Not by works, so that no one can boast." Our salvation comes from God and him alone. We are under his domain, and it is by his grace (getting what we don't deserve) we are freed from our sins. However, we must also act for God, as servants to his name, doing His will.
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