Conference Reading Plan Focuses on Jesus

December 01, 2002 | Doug Johnson

Members across the Inland Northwest are invited to join Max Torkelsen II, Upper Columbia Conference president, in a reading plan that focuses on the life and teachings of Jesus.

The reading plan will carry participants through the Gospels and four books on the life of Jesus: Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, Christ’s Object Lessons, Steps to Christ, and The Desire of Ages, all by Ellen G. White.

Some may prefer to read Messiah, a recent paraphrase of The Desire of Ages, by Jerry Thomas.

The “Growing in Jesus” reading plan provides an opportunity for readers to unite with fellow Adventists in the Conference to learn more about Jesus and grow closer to Him.

On page 83 of The Desire of Ages, the author encourages readers to meditate on the life of Jesus: “It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones.”

While the spiritual rewards derived from the reading program are obvious, those who complete the series of books in 2003 will receive a copy of the book, Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, by Randy Maxwell, compliments of the Adventist Book Center and the Upper Columbia Conference.

More details on the “Growing in Jesus” reading plan will be mailed to churches and can be found on copies of a compact disc (CD) the Upper Columbia Conference will send to each Adventist household in the Inland Northwest in the next few weeks.