Community Vision for Believers in Jesus Christ

I’ve been living on Signal Mountain for almost 17 years now.  What holds a community together?  Government? Employment? Affluence? Pride? Benefits? Ethnicity? Good Schools?  Security and safety?

As helpful as those are, they are all grounded on deeper foundations.  One of the strongest bonds to hold people together in community is this: Religious faith.

Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love God, and that the second is to love our neighbor.  This is the glue (and proof) of the Christian faith.  God’s vision for us is for us to be closer to Him and closer to each other.  God created us in His likeness and though we fall short of that glory, He redeemed us through Jesus death for our sins and resurrection from the grave.  We who believe this are called to come together in faith and obedience to Him.

Signal Mountain has 22 church buildings, representing at least 11 denominations, serving a community of around ten thousand citizens (many of which go off the mountain to church, and some come from off the mountain to attend church here).

While there are differences and disagreements among us, we share a common location and those of us who believe in Jesus share a common book, the Bible.

What might happen if we all agreed to read just the New Testament and talk to each other about it?

This next year, 2016, let’s see how many of us can do just that!  Won’t you join us and take ten minutes a day to read from the book that has shaped western culture?  From January to March, just ten minutes a day, and you can read every word of the New Testament in your Bible.

Here’s a reading schedule:

Jan 1, 2016 Matt. 12
Jan 2, 2016 Matt. 345
*Jan 3, 2016 Matt. 678
Jan 4, 2016 Matt. 91011
Jan 5, 2016 Matt. 121314
Jan 6, 2016 Matt. 151617
Jan 7, 2016 Matt. 181920
Jan 8, 2016 Matt. 2122
Jan 9, 2016 Matt. 232425
*Jan 10, 2016 Matt. 262728
Jan 11, 2016 Mark 123
Jan 12, 2016 Mark 456
Jan 13, 2016 Mark 789
Jan 14, 2016 Mark 101112
Jan 15, 2016 Mark 1314
Jan 16, 2016 Mark 1516Luke 1
*Jan 17, 2016 Luke 234
Jan 18, 2016 Luke 567
Jan 19, 2016 Luke 8910
Jan 20, 2016 Luke 111213
Jan 21, 2016 Luke 141516
Jan 22, 2016 Luke 1718
Jan 23, 2016 Luke 192021
*Jan 24, 2016 Luke 222324
Jan 25, 2016 John 123
Jan 26, 2016 John 456
Jan 27, 2016 John 789
Jan 28, 2016 John 101112
Jan 29, 2016 John 1314
Jan 30, 2016 John 151617
*Jan 31, 2016 John 181920
Feb 1, 2016 John 21Acts 12
Feb 2, 2016 Acts 345
Feb 3, 2016 Acts 678
Feb 4, 2016 Acts 91011
Feb 5, 2016 Acts 1213
Feb 6, 2016 Acts 141516
*Feb 7, 2016 Acts 171819
Feb 8, 2016 Acts 202122
Feb 9, 2016 Acts 232425
Feb 10, 2016 Acts 262728
Feb 11, 2016 Rom. 123
Feb 12, 2016 Rom. 45
Feb 13, 2016 Rom. 678
*Feb 14, 2016 Rom. 91011
Feb 15, 2016 Rom. 121314
Feb 16, 2016 Rom. 15161 Cor. 1
Feb 17, 2016 1 Cor. 234
Feb 18, 2016 1 Cor. 567
Feb 19, 2016 1 Cor. 89
Feb 20, 2016 1 Cor. 101112
*Feb 21, 2016 1 Cor. 131415
Feb 22, 2016 1 Cor. 162 Cor. 12
Feb 23, 2016 2 Cor. 345
Feb 24, 2016 2 Cor. 678
Feb 25, 2016 2 Cor. 91011
Feb 26, 2016 2 Cor. 1213
Feb 27, 2016 Gal. 123
*Feb 28, 2016 Gal. 456
Feb 29, 2016 Eph. 123
Mar 1, 2016 Eph. 456
Mar 2, 2016 Phil. 123
Mar 3, 2016 Phil. 4Col. 12
Mar 4, 2016 Col. 34
Mar 5, 2016 1 Th. 123
*Mar 6, 2016 1 Th. 452 Th. 1
Mar 7, 2016 2 Th. 231 Tim. 1
Mar 8, 2016 1 Tim. 234
Mar 9, 2016 1 Tim. 562 Tim. 1
Mar 10, 2016 2 Tim. 234
Mar 11, 2016 Tit. 12
Mar 12, 2016 Tit. 3Phile. 1Heb. 1
*Mar 13, 2016 Heb. 234
Mar 14, 2016 Heb. 567
Mar 15, 2016 Heb. 8910
Mar 16, 2016 Heb. 111213
Mar 17, 2016 Jam. 123
Mar 18, 2016 Jam. 45
Mar 19, 2016 1 Pet. 123
*Mar 20, 2016 1 Pet. 452 Pet. 1
Mar 21, 2016 2 Pet. 231 Jo. 1
Mar 22, 2016 1 Jo. 234
Mar 23, 2016 1 Jo. 52 Jo. 13 Jo. 1
Mar 24, 2016 Jude 1Rev. 12
Mar 25, 2016 Rev. 34
Mar 26, 2016 Rev. 567
*Mar 27, 2016 Rev. 8910
Mar 28, 2016 Rev. 111213
Mar 29, 2016 Rev. 141516
Mar 30, 2016 Rev. 171819
Mar 31, 2016 Rev. 202122

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