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‘REAP’ is a simple Bible reading technique to encourage daily reading and reflection on scripture.

READ: Read a passage of Scripture. Be on the lookout for the verse, word or sentence that jumps out at you. Write that down in your journal, with the Bible reference next to it.

EXPLORE: Rewrite it in your own words as though you were trying to explain it to someone else.  Note what jumped out at you and why?  What observations would you make  about what you’ve just read in its context?

APPLY: How might you apply what you have just read to your own life?  Don’t rush. Use this time to meditate on what you feel God might be saying to you through this passage.

PRAY: Ask God to help you hear and understand His Word.  Write down what it is you want to say to or ask of God in light of what you have just read. Don’t be afraid to pause and listen!  Ask Him to give you direction for the day, for the week, and for your life.

This year, we have devised a New Testament reading plan that tracks through key sermon series throughout 2018. This will encourage our Church family to be engaging in many of the Scriptures that will be expounded on Sundays. We pray that as we journey together in God’s Word, we will indeed see more people, more like Jesus.

To encourage our families to engage in these conversations together, we are also following the same REAP methodology with our Kidzlife, Youth and Young Adult communities. This is a great opportunity to walk together with your children through the Scripture and wrestle with and reflect on the Word of God as a family.

Each day one of our Ministry Team will provide their personal reflections here, which you can read and reference as a guide to help you with your own devotions. Feel free to join in the conversation and add your own insights and revelations on the passages we read together here on the blog, or feel free to share these posts on social media.

Any questions or concerns please contact us at hello@church.nu.

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June 30, 2018

Colossians 2

Read // Colossians 2:6-8 (ESV) 6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so…
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June 17, 2018

Acts Chapter 17

Read // Acts 17: 11“And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in…
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June 15, 2018

Acts Chapter 15

Read // Acts 15: 36-41 38“But Paul disagreed strongly, since John Mark had deserted them…
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June 12, 2018

Acts Chapter 12

Read // “When Herod saw how much this pleased the Jewish leaders, he arrested Peter…
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May 31, 2018

Luke Chapter 24

Don’t Stop Believing Read // 19-24 …Then our high priests and leaders betrayed him, got…
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May 30, 2018

Luke Chapter 23

Death of Jesus NOTE: How we approach scripture is important. I was so frustrated with…
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May 27, 2018

Luke Chapter 20

Read // Luke 20:17 and Luke 20:25 Explore // It’s interesting to note the placement…
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May 26, 2018

Luke Chapter 19

Read // Luke 19-1-6 Explore // In this passage, we see a man named Zacchaeus,…
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May 25, 2018

Luke Chapter 18

Read // Luke 18:9-14 Explore // The most controversial part about this parable is that…
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May 24, 2018

Luke Chapter 17

Read // Luke 17:5 and Luke 17:37 Explore // Today’s REAP was particularly difficult as…
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May 23, 2018

Luke Chapter 16

Read // Luke 16:9 and Luke 16:31 Explore // The first verse stood out to…
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May 22, 2018

Luke Chapter 15

Read // Luke 15:11-32 Explore // This has to be one of my favorite parables…
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May 21, 2018

Luke Chapter 14

Read // Luke 14:15-23 (The Parable of the Great Banquet) Explore // I find it…
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May 19, 2018

Luke Chapter 12

Read // Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry…
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May 18, 2018

Luke Chapter 11

Read // Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say, ‘Our Father in heaven, Your…
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May 16, 2018

Luke Chapter 9

Read // But Jesus said, “You feed them.” They answered “But we have only five…
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May 13, 2018

Luke Chapter 6

Read // Luke 6:37-38 New International Version (NIV) Judging Others 37 “Do not judge, and you will…
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May 12, 2018

Luke Chapter 5

Read // Luke 5:8-10 New International Version (NIV) 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at…
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May 8, 2018

Luke Chapter 1

Read // Luke 1:34-38 New International Version (NIV) 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel,…
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May 7, 2018

Philippians Chapter 4

Read // Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer…
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May 6, 2018

Philippians Chapter 3

Read // Philippians 3:7-8 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the…
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April 26, 2018

1 Peter Chapter 1

Read // 1 Peter 1:13 “therefore preparing your minds for action and being sober-minded”  …
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April 26, 2018

Romans Chapter 16

Read // Romans 16:3 “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. They risked…
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April 15, 2018

Romans Chapter 6

Read // Romans 6:14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under…
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April 14, 2018

Romans Chapter 5

Read // Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace…
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April 12, 2018

Romans Chapter 3

Read // Romans 3:27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what…
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April 11, 2018

Romans Chapter 2

Read // Romans 2:23 You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. Explore…
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April 7, 2018

John Chapter 19

Read // John 19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the…
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April 6, 2018

John Chapter 18

Read // John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered,…
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March 9, 2018

Hebrews Chapter 4

Read // Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we…
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March 8, 2018

Hebrews Chapter 3

Read // But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so…
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March 7, 2018

Hebrews Chapter 2

Read //  Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of…
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March 6, 2018

Hebrews Chapter 1

Read // Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?  (Hebrews…
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March 5, 2018

Mark Chapter 16

Read // Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They…
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March 4, 2018

Mark Chapter 15

Read // Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we…
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March 3, 2018

Mark Chapter 14

Read // Mark 14:33-34 Explore // In this passage, Jesus uses strong, emotive language to…
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February 27, 2018

Mark Chapter 10

Read // Mark 10:43-45 Explore // Jesus flips the understanding of greatness. As James and…
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