Bible Month

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible really is good for life!

It’s good not just for the tough times, but for all of life. When we’re lonely, broken or disappointed, the Bible should be there. And when we’re joyful, content and at peace, the Bible should also be there. The Bible needs to be in and through our day to day walk with God.

But the Bible is not an easy book to read and understand.

In fact it can be quite a challenge. Because our mission is to help people interact with the Bible, we’re constantly creating new resources to help people dig deeper into the world’s most valuable and precious book.

Below you’ll find a list of resources designed to help you read the Bible and encourage others to read it too.

For church leaders – your 2018 Bible Month pack will be mailed to you on June 1. By then, all the resources will also be available on this website. The church pack will include a DVD with three new Good For Life testimony videos (2 mins each), plus also the seven previous testimony videos.

If you’ve got questions about how your church can be involved, we’d love to chat with you.  Call us on 0800 424 253 to speak to one of our team.


The Bible: Good for Life


To help your church encourage Bible reading during Bible Month, we’ve developed a range of Good for Life resources. Good for Life is all about equipping Christians with the tools they need to ensure the Bible remains an important part of their faith. Our Good for Life resources include study guides, posters, videos and two different Bible reading challenges.

Check out Good for Life…

 

Bible Month resources

Essentials Bible Reading Challenge

Last year more than 5,000 people participated in the Six Month Bible Reading Challenge. This year we’ve produced a new reading challenge with essential readings broken down into manageable 30 day chunks. The Essentials Bible Reading Challenge features six months of readings, broken down into six 30 day sections. Start with 30 days in Genesis, then move onto Psalms and Proverbs. The second half of the challenge features 30 days with Jesus, then Acts and finally 30 days with Paul.

The Six Month Bible Reading Challenge

More inspiring testimony videos

We’ve created three new short films featuring everyday Kiwis and their journey with the Bible.  These are now available to play in your church, along with the six already released short testimony films.

Watch the videos

Sermon notes

We’ve prepared some sermon notes that reference John 5:36-40. Clearly, there is a way of reading, studying and memorising the words of the Bible which can completely (as the Message paraphrase puts it) “miss the forest for the trees.” That is, to be so focused on the words of the Bible that we miss the bigger picture… These notes are designed to help you prepare a sermon for Bible Month that will challenge and encourage your congregation. Feel free to cut and paste what you need.

Download the pdf

Wall posters

Want to make the message stick in your church? Then get one of our large A1 or A2  sized posters. There are six to choose from, with two new ones (A2 size). The posters are $9.99 each (plus shipping) and are a great reminder to others of the importance the Bible should have in their faith journey.

Check out the posters

Small group resources

There are four different small group Bible studies available for free download. These include a study through the Gospel of Luke for youth, plus some fresh and creative new studies through Exodus, 1 Timothy and the Parables in Matthew. These are all available as pdf documents and there are some explanatory notes to help you.

Read more

Latest New Zealand Bible Reading Research

This random sample of the population tells us the percentage of New Zealanders that own a Bible, and how often it’s read.  We’ll also find out how often Christians read the Bible and whether or not it influences their everyday life.

Read more

Bible specials

We have some very special prices available for a short time on some of our most popular Bibles. Check them out, and be quick so you don’t miss out!

Check out the specials

Any month can be Bible Month. If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about celebrating Bible Month in your church, give us a call on
0800 424 253 or email Steve on smcrobie@biblesociety.org.nz