Bible in One Year Express

Bible in One Year

The daily Bible reading devotion for young people. Take less than 15 minutes a day to cover the whole Bible in 365 days with selected Bible readings and a full commentary from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Toby Stokes introduces this edition of the Bible in One Year which encourages us not only to apply the Bible to our everyday life, but also to grow in our relationship with Jesus.

All Episodes

Psalm 139:17–18, Zechariah 7:9–10, 8:23, Jude v.1,3–4,12,16,20–21a,24–25. At other times, I am absolutely desperate for God’s presence, his mercy and grace When we find ourselves in this place of desperation, nothing but the presence of God will satisfy

Dec 8

12 min 47 sec

Psalm 139:13–16, Zechariah 1:8,10–11,16; 3:3–4,9c–10; 4:6b, 3 John 1–8. Tozer wrote, ‘God is love and God is sovereign His love disposes Him to desire our everlasting welfare, and His sovereignty enables Him to secure it

Dec 7

13 min 36 sec

Proverbs 29:23,25, Haggai 1:2-6,8,14, 2 John 1:1–10. However, spiritual fitness is far more important than physical fitness It also involves balancing a number of areas of your life

Dec 6

13 min 50 sec

Psalm 139:1–2,3b,5,8–10, Daniel 12:1–3, 1 John 5:1–8,11–15,20. In addition, God’s *general will* for all of us is revealed in the Bible In the passages for today we see what God wants for you and for everyone

Dec 5

12 min 47 sec

Psalm 138:2a,3,7a,8a, Daniel 11:32b-33a, 1 John 4:7–21. But perfect love drives out fear’ (v 18)

Dec 4

13 min 18 sec

Psalm 137:1, Daniel 10:7–12,19, 1 John 3:11,13–14,16–24. In the spiritual world, it is God-reliance’ Supremely, it involves confidence in the presence of God

Dec 3

13 min

Proverbs 29:18, Daniel 8:26, 1 John 3:1–7,8b–9. Vision without action is merely a dream Action without vision is a nightmare! But *vision combined with action* can change the world

Dec 2

13 min 4 sec

Psalm 136:23–26, Daniel 7:1,13–14, 1 John 2:12,15-17,21-27. Yet you have the powerful spiritual ‘antiseptic’ to use against these destructive forces It is vital that you learn to do so

Dec 1

12 min 53 sec

Psalm 136:1, Daniel 6:13,16–23, 1 John 1:3,5–9, 2:1–6. You can be real before God and before others The result is a level of authenticity, vulnerability and intimate connection with one another that is best summed up in this beautiful word, ‘fellowship’

Nov 30

14 min 2 sec

Psalm 135:13–14, Daniel 4:37, 2 Peter 3:3–4a,8–10,13–15,16b–18. ‘We are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth’ (2 Peter 3:13) God is going to vindicate his people (Psalm 135:14)

Nov 29

13 min 30 sec

Proverbs 29:2,4,7, Daniel 3:16b–18,22–25,27b–28, 2 Peter 2:1–2,4a,5,9–10,14–15a,17a,18–20. Yet in the face of extreme suffering he refused to deny his faith The lives of men and women like this are hugely inspiring, challenging and motivational

Nov 28

14 min 2 sec

Psalm 135:5, Daniel 2:27–28a,30,44–45, 2 Peter 1:1–9,12,16–18. There is good reason to put your trust in God You will grow in faith as you study the truth of God’s word and boldly proclaim that ‘there is a God’ and ‘he is great’

Nov 27

13 min 47 sec

Psalm 134:1–2, Daniel 1:8,15, 2:1–2a,10,12,16–18a,19–20, 1 Peter 5:1–11,14b. He declared: ‘I am a great sinner but Christ is a great Saviour ’In today’s New Testament passage, Peter speaks of ‘*the God of all grace*’ (1 Peter 5:10)

Nov 26

13 min 54 sec

Psalm 133:1,3b, Ezekiel 47:6,9,12, 1 Peter 4:1–2,7–16,19. Three themes dominate his remarkable ministry: unity, love and the Holy Spirit They are distinct, but closely linked

Nov 25

13 min 10 sec

Proverbs 28:26, Ezekiel 45:1,3b,9,15, 1 Peter 3:1–3a,4,7–17. What they see they believe!’*As we read yesterday, you are called to follow Jesus’ example in your life (1 Peter 2:21) Today we see some of the implications of this

Nov 24

13 min 3 sec

Psalm 132:3–5,13–14, Ezekiel 43:2, 44:4, 1 Peter 2:4–17,20b–24. The holy temple in the New Testament is one made of ‘living stones’ (1 Peter 2:5) – in other words, people like you and me This is God’s new home

Nov 23

14 min 13 sec

Psalm 131:1b–3, Ezekiel 41:18b–19a, 1 Peter 1:3–4,6–9,14–16,18–22, 2:1–3. 23–25, MSG) In today’s passages, we see the implications of this new birth, the various stages of spiritual growth as a son or daughter of God and how ‘you may grow up in your salvation’ (2:2)

Nov 22

13 min 57 sec

Psalm 130:1–5, Ezekiel 40:4, James 5:13–18. Watchman Nee wrote, ‘Our prayers lay the track down which God’s power can come Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails

Nov 21

11 min 29 sec

Proverbs 28:13, Ezekiel 38:23, 39:28–29, James 4:1–10. ’ As Albert Einstein said, ‘I do not fear the explosive power of the atom bomb What I fear is the explosive power of *evil* in the human heart

Nov 20

11 min 58 sec

Psalm 129:4, Ezekiel 37:2b–5,6b–10, James 3:1–2a,3–5,9–11,13–18. 3) The answer is yes, yes, yes

Nov 19

13 min 31 sec

Psalm 128:1–2, Ezekiel 34:2,11-12a, 15–16, James 2:1–4,8,12,14–17. Centuries ago, when the people of God were in exile and despair, they cried out to God, “*How should we then live?*” (Ezekiel 33:10, KJV) The same question rings down through the ages

Nov 18

12 min 39 sec

Psalm 127:1–2, Ezekiel 33:11, James 1:2–6,12,19–22,26–27. At any given moment, I find there are a number of different things going on at the same time In the passages for today we see five of these aspects, which all begin with the letter T

Nov 17

13 min 31 sec

Proverbs 27:23, 28:1–3,5, Ezekiel 30:26, Hebrews 13:1–5,7–8,15–16,20–21. The Christian community, the church, is the community of our Lord Jesus, the ‘great Shepherd of the sheep’ (Hebrews 13:20) Every local church is called to be a community of the great Shepherd

Nov 16

12 min 51 sec

Psalm 126:2–3,5, Ezekiel 28:2b-4a,5b,12b–17 (or 28:12b–16,17 as a shorter option), Hebrews 12:14–24a,28–29. H Spurgeon pointed out, ‘three results of nearness to Jesus’ – happiness, holiness and humility

Nov 15

14 min 40 sec

Psalm 125:1–3a,4,5b, Ezekiel 27:33–34, Hebrews 12:1–3,5–6a,7a,8,11–13. In each of the passages for today, you see what you need to do in order to run ‘the race marked out for \[you\]’ (v 1), as well as some of the results of doing so

Nov 14

13 min 25 sec

Psalm 124:2,4,7–8, Ezekiel 24:18, Hebrews 11:23–29,32,39–40. This became the expression that Paton used Faith is *leaning our whole weight upon Jesus*

Nov 13

12 min 45 sec

Proverbs 27:18,20–21, Ezekiel 22:29–30, Hebrews 11:1–3,5–10. The writer of Hebrews says, ‘Now *faith* is *being* *sure* of what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see’ (Hebrews 11:1) St Augustine wrote, ‘God does not expect us to submit our faith to him without reason, but the very limits of our reason make faith a necessity

Nov 12

12 min 38 sec

Psalm 123:1,2b–4, Ezekiel 22:1–2,3a,4,12, Hebrews 10:19–25a,26,36–39. The writer of Hebrews encourages his readers not to be ‘quitters’ but ‘to stick it out’ (vv 34–39, MSG)

Nov 11

13 min 55 sec

Psalm 122:1, Ezekiel 20:11-12, Hebrews 10:1–7,9b–14. it is *irresistible*

Nov 10

12 min 5 sec

Psalm 121:1–3,7–8, Ezekiel 18:30,31b,32, Hebrews 9:18,22,24–28. ‘We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ *once for all*’ (10:10) This ‘*once*’ event stemmed from God’s great love for us and has huge implications for your life and mine

Nov 9

12 min 41 sec

Proverbs 27:5–6,9–10, Ezekiel 16:60, Hebrews 9:1–3,6–9,11–14. The ‘*precious blood of Christ*’ (1 Peter 1:19) is stressed throughout the whole New Testament:- It makes *forgiveness* possible (Colossians 1:14)- It *purifies* you from every sin (1 John 1:7)- Through it, you *draw near to God* (Ephesians 2:13)- It brings *peace and reconciliation* (Colossians 1:20)- It *gives life* (John 6:53)- It enables you to *overcome Satan* (Revelation 12:11) In today’s passages, we see different aspects of what all of this means

Nov 8

13 min 33 sec

Psalm 120:1,6–7, Ezekiel 14:6b,11, Hebrews 8:3–4,6,8b,10b–13. Loneliness has been described as ‘a homesickness for God’ God created you for community – calling you into a loving relationship with him and with other human beings

Nov 7

11 min 34 sec

Psalm 119:170–171,175–176, Ezekiel 11:1,5,19,20b, Hebrews 7:18–27. You come to him *through* *Jesus*, the man who is God, our Lord, brother and friend Your prayers are inspired by *the Holy Spirit of God,* who lives within your heart

Nov 6

12 min 50 sec

Psalm 119:162,165, Ezekiel 7:1–2a,19,27, Hebrews 6:13–20. Faith involves trusting the promises of God God makes a promise; faith believes it, hope anticipates it, patience quietly waits for it

Nov 5

12 min 33 sec

Proverbs 26:27, Ezekiel 4:4a,5–8, 5:15, Hebrews 5:12–14, 6:1a,4-6, 9–12. He does not want you to get hurt There are many warnings in the Bible and they all stem from God’s love for you

Nov 4

12 min 11 sec

Psalm 119:156a,159b, Ezekiel 1:26,28, Hebrews 4:14–16, 5:1–6,8–9. The priestly work of Jesus is hinted at elsewhere, for example, the ‘high priestly’ prayer of Jesus in John’s Gospel (John 17) and the ‘beloved disciple’s’ description of Jesus as ‘advocate with the Father’ (1 John 2:1) But it is here in the book of Hebrews that the theme is taken up and expounded

Nov 3

12 min 16 sec

Psalm 119:147, Joel 2:23,25,28–30a,32a, Hebrews 4:1–3a,6–7,9–12. In the book of Joel, there is a division of destiny between those who call on the name of the Lord and those who do not (Joel 2:32) Joel goes on to say, ‘Multitudes, multitudes in the *valley of decision*! For the day of the Lord is near in the *valley of decision*’ (3:14)

Nov 2

11 min 40 sec

Psalm 119:138,140,143, Joel 2:12a,13, Hebrews 3:1–9,12–13. However, you can see in these same scriptures that the secret to dealing with these is to ‘*fix your thoughts* on Jesus’ (v 1)

Nov 1

12 min 57 sec

Proverbs 26:13–14,20, Obadiah 15a,21, Hebrews 2:1–4,9–11,14–15,17–18. He is both the *author* of our faith and the *author* of our salvation (2:10), described earlier as such a ‘*great salvation*’ (v 3)

Oct 31

13 min 1 sec

Psalm 119:130,132–133, 135, Lamentations 3:40–41a, 5:19,21, Hebrews 1:1–6,8,14. Your key to understanding God’s character is Jesus Your key to life is Jesus

Oct 30

12 min 49 sec

Psalm 119:127, Lamentations 2:11,19a, 3:20b,21–24, Philemon 4–12,16–18. Later on in the letter, Paul asks him to ‘*refresh my heart* in Christ’ (v 20)

Oct 29

12 min 52 sec

Psalm 119:115–116, Lamentations 1:1,3b,12b,20a, Titus 3:1–8. 8,14) To quote John Wesley, ‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can

Oct 28

12 min 35 sec

Proverbs 26:4–5,12, Habakkuk 1:2–4a,5, 3:17–19, Titus 2:1–5,7-8,10b. I have often heard it said that ‘the Bible is full of contradictions’ It is certainly true that there are many *apparent* contradictions

Oct 27

13 min 23 sec

Psalm 119:105,108–109,111–112, Jeremiah 52:33, Titus 1:1–4a,5–6a,9–11,15–16. There is a line in the film *The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel*: ‘Everything will be all right in the end… If it’s not all right, then it is not the end ’ Way beyond its context in the film, these words convey a profound theological truth

Oct 26

12 min 39 sec

Psalm 119:97,103, Jeremiah 51:15,36a,46a, 2 Timothy 4:1b–7,16–17. His whole life has been about telling others the good news of Jesus His last words urge Timothy to do the same

Oct 25

12 min 16 sec

Psalm 119:89, 91–93,96, Jeremiah 50:21c,45, 2 Timothy 3:1–5,10–12,14–17. It actually has God’s breath, his Spirit, in it Through the Bible, God speaks to you

Oct 24

12 min 47 sec

Proverbs 25:21, Jeremiah 50:4b, 2 Timothy 2:1–3,5–10,15,19,22–24. ’ Being ‘useful to the Master’ and ‘instruments for noble purposes’ (v 21) starts with *dedicating* your life to him and re-dedicating it regularly to his service

Oct 23

12 min 23 sec

Psalm 119:81, Jeremiah 48;10a,11,29, 49:1, 2 Timothy 1:2a,3,5–9,13–14. As Paul became aware that he was handing on the gospel to the next generation, his greatest concern was that Timothy should guard it (1:11–14) The older I get, the more I appreciate the wisdom of the generations before me and the more I realise the responsibility we *all* have to pass the baton on to the next generation

Oct 22

12 min 6 sec

Psalm 119:73–74, Jeremiah 46:28, 1 Timothy 6:3–12a,17–18,19b. 17) find ‘a firm foundation’ and ‘take hold of the life that is truly life’ (v 19)

Oct 21

12 min 31 sec

Psalm 119:66–68,71–72, Jeremiah 43:1–2a, 44:1a,4–5a, 1 Timothy 5:1–4,8,17–20, 6:1-2. We live in a fallen world Everyone goes through hard times and some people find themselves in circumstances that make life hard all of the time

Oct 20

13 min 14 sec