Why the Gospels?
We believe that if we want to discover the abundant life of Jesus in our daily lives and in our world, then we must apprentice ourselves to Jesus. Our aim is to learn the unhurried life of abiding with God and to be empowered by the Holy Spirit for the work of the Kingdom. One way that we can do this is to read and reflect on the Gospel accounts and follow Jesus in the story of his life told by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
What’s the plan?
Over the next 9 months, CANOPY will be reading through the Gospels three times. By reading just one chapter each day, we will read through the four Gospels in 90 days and then repeat that rhythm again...and again (three times total). By soaking in these accounts of Jesus' life we will allow these stories to become a part of us and deepen our intimacy with Jesus. Let's journey together as the writers of the Gospels show us what the very life of God looks like embodied in a human being.
How do I join?
If you are joining us midway through one of our 90-day cycles, you can jump right in and start reading with us or take an hour and catch up—since we are only reading a chapter each day it shouldn't take too long. We are using the Bible Project's Gospel Reading Plan found in the "plans" section of the YouVersion Bible App. If you prefer reading from a printed bible rather than digital form. However you choose to read, we encourage you to watch the Bible Project Summary of each gospel. These short videos are an amazing way to explore the depths of each gospel account and hear them in a fresh way. You can find these videos on YouTube or conveniently linked to the readings in the YouVersion Bible App.