Abide

Spend Time In The Bible

Pastor Scott Gilchrist introduced the Abide method as a means to help us grow in our relationship with God through time spent in the Bible and prayer. Spending time with God regularly … daily … helps us grow in our understanding of abiding in Christ in our home, at work, in school, and in every area of our lives.

Abide Method

The Abide method is based on copying out by hand passages of the Bible each day of the month. Each of the 30 scriptures listed for the month takes about 10 minutes or less to copy out. As you simply copy these texts out of your Bible, listen to God’s voice. Don’t hurry, simply abide and enjoy each day for 30 days. Pray like the Psalmist, “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” Ps 119:18.

Watch the Abide Video to learn more about this powerful method of spending time with God in his word.

How to get started

Use the following schedule to abide in God’s word this month. Spend time reading, praying, and copying out the passages listed each day. Each section takes about 10 minutes to write out.

May Passages:

May 1 – Zechariah 14:12-21
May 2 – Matthew 1:18-25
May 3 – Mark 2:1-12
May 4 – Luke 14:15-24
May 5 – John 6:22-29
May 6 – Acts 15:1-11
May 7 – Romans 4:1-8
May 8 – 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5
May 9 – 2 Corinthians 1:3-11
May 10 – Galatians 1:1-9
May 11 – Ephesians 6:10-20
May 12 – Philippians 1:19-26
May 13 – Colossians 1:9-14
May 14 – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
May 15 – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
May 16 – 1 Timothy 4:9-16
May 17 – 2 Timothy 2:8-19
May 18 – Titus 1:1-9
May 19 – Philemon 1-11
May 20 – Philemon 12-25
May 21 – Hebrews 1:1-7
May 22 – James 1:1-8
May 23 – 1 Peter 1:22-2:3
May 24 – 2 Peter 1:1-11
May 25 – 1 John 4:1-6
May 26 – 1 John 4:7-14
May 27 – 2 John 1-6
May 28 – 2 John 7-13
May 29 – Revelation 1:1-6
May 30 – Revelation 1:7-11
May 31 – Revelation 1:12-20


April Passages:

April 1 – Genesis 2:15-25
April 2 – Exodus 1:15-22
April 3 – Numbers 20:1-13
April 4 – Deuteronomy 31:1-8
April 5 – Joshua 2:1-7
April 6 – Joshua 2:8-14
April 7 – Joshua 2:15-24
April 8 – Judges 2:1-9
April 9 – Judges 2:10-16
April 10 – Judges 2:17-23
April 11 – 1 Samuel 2:1-10
April 12 – 2 Samuel 12:1-6
April 13 – 2 Samuel 12:7-15a
April 14 – 2 Samuel 12:15b-23
April 15 – 1 Kings 18:16-24
April 16 – 1 Kings 18:25-29
April 17 – 1 Kings 18:30-40
April 18 – 1 Chronicles 29:9-17
April 19 – 1 Chronicles 29:18-25
April 20 – Job 40:1-9
April 21 – Jeremiah 5:20-31
April 22 – Jeremiah 9:23-10:5
April 23 – Jeremiah 10:6-11
April 24 – Ezekiel 3:1-11
April 25 – Micah 6:1-8
April 26 – Zechariah 12:1-9
April 27 – Zechariah 12:10-14
April 28 – Zechariah 13:1-6
April 29 – Zechariah 13:7-14:3
April 30 – Zechariah 14:4-11