Starting the Year


Let's start the year Growing Together for the Glory of God!  Please bring your favorite dish and join us for our Worship and Prayer Fellowship Dinner on January 11th.  Registration is also open to sign up for a Small Group.


Scripture Memory

Fighter Verses

Consider Fighter Verses for scripture memorization in 2023.  The Fighter Verses program comes with an App you can download with songs and other tools to help with verse retention.  We print the Fighter Verses on our LCC Kids coloring sheets each week and also on our LCC Prayer Calendar.


Bible Reading Plans

DJBRP Discipleship Journal Reading Plan (PDFYouVersion App) Each day you read from four different parts of the Bible.  The printable bookmarks help you mark your place or you can download the YouVersion App and follow along on your mobile device.    
Psalms-Ezekiel Psalms-Ezekiel Plan (PDF)
A great plan for beginners! Track 1 is two chapters a day, all the way from Genesis to Malachi. Track 2 is also two chapters a day for Psalms and Ezekiel, but when you reach the New Testament, it’s just one chapter a day.
Love of God For the Love of God: A Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God's Word - D. A. Carson provides comments and reflections working through the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan.  This plan works through the Old Testament once and works through Psalms and the New Testament twice.    

You can find additional Bible Reading Plans here.

Bible Reading Plans For Kids:

Exploring the Bible Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids - David Murray    
Meeting with Jesus Meeting with Jesus: A Daily Bible Reading Plans for Kids - David Murray    


 Refuge In the Lord I Take Refuge: 150 Daily Devotions through the Psalms - Dane Ortland    
 Morning and Evening Morning and Evening - Charles Spurgeon    
 New Mercies New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional - Paul David Tripp    
 Take Heart Take Heart: Daily Devotions to Deepen Your Faith - David Powlison    

Devotionals For Families:

 OSN Old Story New: 10 Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God - Marty Machowski
(follows along with our LCC Kids curriculum - available in the LCC Kids area)
 BGSB The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible - Jared Kennedy (used in our LCC Kids Pre-K class)    
NCCa The New City Catechism Devotional: God's Truth for our Hearts and Minds (Follows along with our LCC Kids 5th-6th grade curriculum)    

Book Resources to Cultivate Spiritual Habits

Praying Life A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World - Paul Miller    
Prayer Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God - Timothy Keller    
Habits of Grace Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines - David Mathis    
Spiritual Disciplines Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life - Donald Whitney    

Book Resources to Start the Year

At Your Best At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor - Carey Nieuwhof    
Deep Work Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - Cal Newport (secular writer with helpful insights on focus)    
Do More Better Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity - Tim Challies    
Redeeming Your Time Redeeming Your Time: Seven Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive - Jordan Raynor    
Refresh Refresh: Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands - Shona Murray    
Reset Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture - David Murray    
What's Best Next What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done - Matt Perman    



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