We’ve gathered up the following resources to help you go deeper in your faith journey both individually and in groups.
- oremus Bible Browser. A simple online bible that has access to the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation
- BibleGateway. A more robust resource also with an NRSV translation
- Blue Letter Bible. Various translations along with one of the most comprehensive online study aids
We follow a cycle of readings in the Liturgy called the Revised Common Lectionary. Every Sunday we read from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Christian Testament and the Holy Gospel. The lectionary is a cycle or calendar of readings that goes through much of the Bible in a three year period.
Devotionals provide an opportunity to deepen and strengthen our relationship with God by reading the Bible and other literature and sitting silently and meditatively.
- Begin your devotional time by quieting yourself. Take a few deep breaths and become still.
- Then read a short passage in the Bible and some additional reading at d365.org or BibleGateway.
- At the end of your reading time, be silent and wait to see what words, feelings, or images rise in your heart or tug at your thoughts. Notice what situations or people come to mind.
- Say a prayer, asking God to help you follow the guidance you have received and to be with the people who came to mind during your reading and reflection
The WSBC Library
The Watts Street Library contains many excellent resources for theological study, Baptist history, and a wide variety of other topics. There are also a number of classic adult fiction books. We subscribe to many periodicals, all of which may be checked out. In the children’s collection, there are picture books, “easy” readers, and fiction titles.
The Watts Street Baptist Church Library is open whenever the building is open. Self service check out procedures are posted. A library committee member is usually available for assistance upon request.