Each month this year we are encouraging our students and their families—and anyone else who would like to join us—to learn and master something we call, “Heart Holds.” Heart Holds are specific and basic teachings that all Christians should be able to refer to at any moment. They may be items to memorize, or readings to read during the month, or concepts to understand and mentally grasp or to put into practice.  Each month will be a different type of something for you to “hold on to” to help you stay firm in your faith.


Below, you will find additional resources to accompany our Heart Holds.


Click here for a complete list of this year's Heart Holds.

Advent Readings

Using the Common Advent Season Lectionary (Year C), we have created this easy calendar for you to immerse yourself in the Bible from November 28 through Christmas Day. You can choose to read all verses listed on the calendar, or you can focus on just the GREEN VERSES. Your choice.

This tool has been made to help your heart soften once again to the great story of God, which began in the Old Testament and was fulfilled in the new, through Jesus the Messiah.

As we lead up to Christmas, may we again anticipate His arrival to the earth as a newborn baby, and may we also anticipate his future return, when He will make things new. And may God bless us as we seek His kingdom and His righteousness. 


Download the calendar HERE or pick up a copy in the lobby. 

Gratitude Challenge

Our Heart Holds Gratitude Challenge is to follow along and complete our "Thankful in November" calendar. Write something you are thankful for each day and spend time thanking God for it. There are also scripture readings on Mondays and Thursdays. Download the calendar below and print it out at home or pick up a copy in the lobby. 


DOWNLOAD THE THANKFUL IN NOVEMBER CALENDAR

Learn Parable Points

For this Heart Hold, read the listed parable, and then describe the main point of the parable in one sentence.


Below, you'll find a reading plan/schedule for several of the New Testament parables and a summary guide so that you can easily highlight the main point of each parable. You can also download the reading schedule and guide for your convenience.  


DOWNLOAD READING PLAN OF PARABLES

DOWNLOAD PARABLE POINTS GUIDE


READ & LEARN THE FOLLOWING PARABLES THIS MONTH!

April 1: Two Home Builders - Matthew 7:24-29

April 2: Sower & the Seed - Luke 8:4-15

April 3: Free Day

April 4: Free Day

April 5: Mustard Seed - Luke 13:18-19

April 6: Lost Sheep - Luke 15:1-7

April 7: Hidden Treasure - Matthew 13:44

April 8: Sheep & Goats - Matthew 25:31-46

April 9: The Growing Seed - Mark 4:26-29

April 10: Free Day

April 11: Free Day

April 12: Ten Virgins & Lamps - Matthew 25:1-13

April 13: Two Sons - Matthew 21:28-32

April 14: Unmerciful Servant - Matthew 18:21-35

April 15: Master's Return - Luke 12:35-48

April 16: Bigger Barns - Luke 12:13-21

April 17: Free Day

April 18: Free Day

April 19: Good Samaritan - Luke 10:25-37

April 20: Friend at Midnight - Luke 11:1-13

April 21: Tree & It's Fruit - Luke 6:43-45

April 22: The Weeds - Matthew 13:24-30

April 23: Lost Son - Luke 15:11-32

April 24: Free Day

April 25: Free Day

April 26: Rich Man Lazarus - Luke 16:14-31

April 27: Vineyard Workers - Matthew 20:1-16

April 28: Choosing a Seat - Luke 14:7-11

April 29: Forgiven Debts - Luke 7:36-50

April 30: Persistent Widow - Luke 18:1-8

Read the book of Luke in Bible

For this Heart Hold, read the book of Luke from beginning to end. 


The book of Luke provides us with a great overview of Jesus' life, ministry, death, and resurrection. 


Below, you'll find a reading plan for the book of Luke. You can also download or print this reading plan for your convenience.  


We hope this schedule helps you stay on track as you're reading through it!


DOWNLOAD THE LUKE READING PLAN


READ THE BOOK OF LUKE IN MARCH!

March 1: Read Chapter 1

March 2: Read Chapter 2

March 3: Read Chapter 3

March 4: Read Chapter 4

March 5: Read Chapter 5

March 6: Free Day

March 7: Read Chapter 6

March 8: Read Chapter 7

March 9: Read Chapter 8

March 10: Read Chapter 9

March 11: Read Chapter 10

March 12: Read Chapter 11

March 13: Free Day

March 14: Read Chapter 12

March 15: Read Chapter 13

March 16: Read Chapter 14

March 17: Read Chapter 15

March 18: Read Chapter 16

March 19: Read Chapter 17

March 20: Free Day

March 21: Read Chapter 18

March 22: Read Chapter 19

March 23: Read Chapter 20

March 24: Read Chapter 21

March 25: Read Chapter 22

March 26: Read Chapter 23

March 27: Free Day

March 28: Read Chapter 24

March 29: Free Day

March 30: Free Day

March 31: Free Day

Memorize the New Testament Books of the Bible

For this Heart Hold, memorize all 27 books in the New Testament that you see listed below. 


Knowing all the books in the New Testament will allow you to easily find that book in your Bible whenever you need it!


To help make memorizing easier, you can sing the list in a song. Check out the song in this video!


Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John

Jude

Revelation