International Bible Week – The fourth week in November usually marks as International Bible Week, formally called National Bible Week. It is usually celebrated each year starting the Sunday before Thanksgiving. However, last year and this year, it wasn’t the case. #BibleWeek
International Bible Week
I encourage you to take this time to read the bible daily. Stay in the Word of God. Fill yourself with the things of God and not things of the World.
Started by the National Bible Association. It has now merged with other ministries, like American Bible Society, YouVersion, and Scripture Union, to help form it as International Bible Week.
In 2019 International Bible Week will occur the week of November 24-30, 2019.
This week also is National Family Week!
There is even a day set aside in this week for International Day of the Bible.
First scheduled for December 8-14, 1941; Pearl Harbor had been bombed just hours before.1
I am featuring the below Bible Verse. It is one of my favorite verses. This shows that anyone in my household must serve the Lord, we will go to church as a family, etc.
“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”Joshua 1:9
I encourage you to share Bible verses every day on your favorite social media. Don’t just share one day of the year, or one week of the year, but try to share a Bible verse daily on your social network.
I also encourage you to ready your Bible daily and study what it says. Bible week should occur every week of the year, not just one week. We should honor the Bible daily!
More information visit nationalbible.org
Reading scripture can be an integral part of participating in one’s religion and bringing a faithful community together. Scripture is an essential component of weekly faith services, but the Bible can be embraced any day of the week.
Many may be surprised to discover that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt first declared the week of Thanksgiving as National Bible Week in 1941. National Bible Week encourages people to read the Bible or listen to its verses. The event is sponsored by the National Bible Association and the US Catholic Council of Bishops. National Bible Week 2019 marks the 78th commemoration of the event.
The timing of National Bible Week was perhaps intentional. The end of November marks the beginning of the season of thanks, faith and family. It’s a time of year full of community- and family-centric holidays. Incorporating faith into the mix can make the celebrations even more complete.
Even though National Bible Week may have a decidedly Christian slant, people of all religions can choose to rekindle or fully embrace their respective faiths and make them a priority this time of year. The following are just a few ways to be more faithful in honor of this event.
· Pair youth with older adults and encourage them to read religious passages together.
· Choose a favorite piece of scripture and share with others why it is so meaningful to you.
· Get a head start on the Christmas season by rediscovering Biblical passages that refer to the birth of Jesus Christ.
· Share God’s word in social media or exemplify it by being more patient, loving and supportive of people in your community.
First published November 23, 2014. Last Republished or updated November 11, 2019.