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Chair Time Reflections Blog

Chair Time Reflections is a place to find weekly encouragement based on the current sermon series. Every Monday morning, we’ll post a brief devotion based on the sermon, along with weekly Bible readings and additional resources to help you grow more in your faith all week long!

The Irony of Self-Help

The Irony of Self-Help Posted by: Josh Larrabee We Are Not Ashamed Focus Verse: "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the...

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The Gift

The Gift Posted by: Josh Larrabee Reposition: How Do You Receive the Holy Spirit? Focus Verse: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The...

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What Does The Holy Spirit Do?

What Does The Holy Spirit Do? Posted by: Stephanie Smith Reposition: Come Alive! Focus Verse: But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.  John 14:26 I...

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Find A Place

Claim a comfortable chair with a good reading light for your devotional space. Make sure that any study tools you are using – Bible, pen, journal, devotional book and/or reading plan are close by.

Find A Place

Find A Time

There is no “right” or “wrong” time of day to do your Chair Time. Pick a time that works best for you and write it down in your calendar. If you view your time spent alone with God as an appointment, you’ll be less likely to forget or skip it. Decide how long you plan to spend doing your Chair Time each day. 15 minutes is a great place to start, but you may desire to increase to 30 minutes or an hour later on. Consistency is key, so start with a manageable time frame.

Find A Time

Get Ready

Decide if you want to start a Bible reading plan or daily devotional. Check out the resources listed on the other side of this guide. A successful devotional time can be as simple as reading a Psalm on your Bible app and praying. You can also spend time journaling, doing an in-depth study or worshipping as part of your daily routine.

Get Ready

JUMP IN!

Start by praying that God will open your heart to what He wants to teach you. Then open your Bible and get started!

Jump In

Chair Time Resources

Need some resources to help you get started? Check out our resources that can help you have direction throughout your Chair Time.

Get Ready
Your personal Bible. Use your own Bible and develop a reading plan, or choose a ‘Bible reading plan’ from a simple Google search.
The YouVersion Online Bible. There are multiple reading plans available to choose from. You can use this Bible on your phone, iPad or computer. Scroll through the plans and choose one that fits your style.
Glo Bible gathers study content from contributing ministries, churches, publishers, and pastors and puts it just a tap away for you. Glo brings the text of Scripture to life through HD videos, high-resolution images, articles, 360-degree virtual tours, and much more. Available as an app and for download to your computer, this is a fantastic resource for Bible study!
A guided devotional plan. We have two favorites: He Reads Truth and She Reads Truth are available as apps, printed books, and can also send their study guides straight to your email account every day for free. A good devotional takes you through passages of scripture and helps you to think through and apply the truths you learn, enhancing your time with God.