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Join the conversation as Gateway reads the Gospel of Mark

It's here! Our Lent 2021 reading challenge is off and running. Can we - the people of Gateway and all our friends online - read through the book of Mark 120 times by Easter? We've got the 40 days (plus 6 Sundays) of Lent to get it done.

HERE'S THE CHALLENGE

We hope every adult connected to our congregation will read through the gospel of Mark twice by Easter Sunday, April 4th.

We would LOVE to get the kids involved too. An audio bible or this reading plan from our sister churches in Winnipeg might be the way to go.

See Pastor Stacia's post below for ways you can get started. Find what works for you and make it happen.

  • Read a chapter a day or the whole book at once.

  • Listen in the car while you drive or before you go to bed.

  • Join a reading plan on YouVersion's Bible app.

  • Borrow a copy of The Story Bible from the church.

You can do this! We can do this!

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There are loads of ways that you can join Gateway in our Lenten reading challenge this year. It is our congregation's goal to read through the book of Mark 120 times collectively by Easter. If we all read about a chapter a day or 6 chapters per week, we can do this!


You can access the book of Mark, and the entire bible, in dozens of different translations of Scripture at www.biblegateway.com . We most often use the NIV (New International Version) or NIRV (New International Reader's Version) during our Sunday worship services at Gateway, but different translations work better for different people. Maybe check out a few different versions of of the first chapter of Mark and decide which one you like best.


Another reallly accessible way to encounter the Gospel of Mark is by using the Bible app. Find out more here: https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/ . If you download the app, you can friend me on it so we can encourage one another, chat about the text if you have questions, share prayer requests, and even follow a reading plan!


Of course, hard copies of the Bible are hard to beat too. If you are looking for a particular translations or version, let me know in the comments and I will try to help you out.


Kids might enjoy listening to a chapter a day together with you using an audio bible (the Bible app has these). Or you might want to check out these videos The Meeting House has shared on YouTube.


Are you willing to give it a shot? What makes you excited to try this out? What might be holding you back? Let me know in the comments!

-Pastor Stacia

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