Bible Reading Plan
About the Plan
Our Bible Reading Plan is an opportunity to encourage one another to create a regular habit of being prayerfully in the Word. Each Sunday, a new bookmark with the week’s readings is made available in the foyer, with twelve weeks at a time accessible on this web page.
This plan is arranged so that you can start or pick it back up on any week and be right in sync with everyone who is reading. Whether you have a strong habit of being in the Word or you’ve never been able to establish this means of grace, the goal is for each person to be both encouraged and an encourager of others in the church body as we walk together through the Scriptures. Besides the opportunity to fellowship with others around the week’s passage, we intend to frequently connect to the passage during our corporate worship, classes, and other ministries.
The bookmark is designed for you to pace yourself. If you struggle with regularly being in the Word, then use the pace on the left side (so that if you miss a couple days you can still complete the readings). If you are regularly in the Word, use the right side to pace yourself. The goal isn’t to check off that you’ve completed the week’s readings. No, the goal is to grow in a habit of being regularly and prayerfully in the Word, so that your life, and the lives of one another, look increasingly like Christ each day.
- The number on the very bottom is the week # we are on. The first reading of the week is listed on the bottom, the second above it, and so on.
- Readings are chronological as to when the events or writings occurred in history and they rotate between Old Testament, a Gospel, and the New Testament.
- Average weekly reading time is under one hour
- Like to help create resources that add to others’ understanding and application? Just let us know.
For more information, there is a 23-minute overview video here (note: audio purposefully drops out between 1:27-4:10).
- Week 1-3/4/19
- Week 2-3/11/19
- Week 3-3/18/19
- Week 4-3/25/19.
Over the next few weeks, our Bible reading plan will take you all the way through Job, perhaps one of the oldest books of the Bible. Job is wisdom literature and knowing how to interpret the back and forth dialogue in the primary portion of the book (81% of Job) is not easy. Job isn’t so much a lesson on why people suffer as it is a lesson on God and representing Him correctly—that He is sovereign and just and never required to explain His actions or why He allowed evil. It’s the mischaracterization of God by Job’s friends that seems most upsetting to God. While Job’s counselor’s do express some truisms mixed with their errors, their understanding of God and subsequent application to Job is the problem. Watch for poor counsel based on personal experience (Eliphaz), tradition (Bildad), or religious convictions (Zophar), rather than on the true character of God. As you read, determine if it is true (as Satan suggests) that men will only worship God in response to earthly blessings. And walk away with precious comforts about God that this book offers those who do suffer—even the righteous.
- Week 5-4/1/19
- Week 6-4/8/19
- Week 7-4/15/19
- Week 8-4/22/19
- Week 9-4/29/19
- Week 10-5/6/19
- Week 11-5/13/19
- Week 12-5/20/19cyb