At The Chapel we are all about Jesus, and the Bible is God’s revelation to us about life in Jesus and with Jesus. We believe that the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of Old and New Testament, is the infallible Word of God, verbally inspired by God and without error in the original manuscripts. We believe that God’s intentions revealed in the Bible are the supreme and final authority in testing all claims about what is true and right. In matters not addressed by the Bible, what is true and right is assessed by criteria consistent with the teaching of scripture.
In an effort to help you understand and grow in the Bible we have compiled tools and recommendations to help your journey through God’s word.
We recommend two translations for different reasons.
At The Chapel we primarily use the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible because of its emphasis on word-for-word translation. (This means translators sought to use the best English word that captures the essence of each word in the original language.)
If you are new to Bible reading or Christianity, you may find it easier to use the New Living Translation (NLT). The NLT is a thought-for-thought translation that attempts to translate the essence of a passage to produce an accurate text for the modern reader.
Bible Overview Videos
The following links provide short videos on each section of the Bible to help you understand the individual Bible book facts, original context, unique insights, and the basic framework for each book. These videos are produced by thebibleproject.com where you can find more resources to help you understand and grow in your knowledge and application of the Bible.
YouVersion Bible is a free Bible app that has many translations (Including the ESV and NLT). It comes loaded with reading plans, free audio Bible, and helpful resources to get the Bible on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Read Scripture is a free Bible app that has the Bible Videos (see above) integrated into the Bible reading plan. The app includes the ESV version of the Bible organized to help you read, pray, learn, and meditate on God’s word.
New City Catechism (Learning Theology)
The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers. CLICK HERE to use the catechism online or download the free catechism app for iOSOS or android.