meeting god face to face

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. - Psalm 16:11

there is no greater joy, than the joy of being in his presence.

What are we doing that is so important we don’t have time to do the ONE THING that Jesus says is needed … to sit at His feet listening while experiencing the joy of a relationship with Him? 

To take Jesus seriously, and actually sit at His feet in real time, in real life, at SACC we’ve embraced reading through the Bible in an approach that we call Face to Face. It’s a way of reading through all of God’s Word every year.

We encourage you to join us as we read the Bible relationally to meet Him Face to Face.

This is eternal life,

that they may know You,

the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. - John 17:3

How to spend time Face to Face

There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to journaling. It will look different from person to person, so do what works best for you!

Bible: Get your Bible, whichever translation fits best for you (English Standard Version (ESV), New American Standard Bible (NASB95), New International Version (NIV), etc).

Notebook/Pen: Then pair your Bible with something to record your thoughts, this could be any type of notebook (nothing fancy required!) or even your computer and get started!

SOAP: A practical Guide to Reading and Journaling

Scripture – As you read through a section of scripture, zero in on one specific passage that strikes you in a special way. Make this passage the focal point for reflection.

Observation – What do you observe about this key passage? What is God saying in His Word? What are your thoughts about what you observe?

Application – In light of what God says in this passage, what is He calling you to do in response? This may be obvious or it may take some serious consideration. Take the step to be a doer of God’s Word, and not just a hearer (James 1:22).

Prayer – As you have heard God speak to you, respond by speaking back to Him. Ask Him to open your eyes. Thank Him for speaking to you. Ask Him for strength to respond rightly to His truth.

Adapted from The Divine Mentor by Wayne Cordeiro, Chapter 7

You can also download the "Life Journal" reading plan on the YouVersion Bible App on your mobile device to follow along with the Face to Face Reading Plan.

Do you want to go deeper with God? Do you want community? Do you wish you could mix it up and learn what God is saying to others?

FACE TO FACE ONLINE COMMUNITY IS FOR YOU. Every day when you read the passage you will be able to answer the question – “Based on today’s reading, what is one thing God is saying to you?” and so will everyone else in the group. Just think, we will be personally and powerfully encouraging one another as an online community of people hearing what God has said and sharing what God is asking us to be and do. You will also be able to ask questions, post comments, etc. So, jump in . . . go deeper with others and with God as he molds us into what He wants for us.

Download the 2019 Face to Face Reading Plan to print out. 

Read today's Face to Face reading.