A one-year journey through God’s Word taken one day at a time.
I’m excited to share J.’s Bible Reading Plan with you. I hope you will consider taking this journey through God’s Word with me. Although our church began the challenge in September, you may start the adventure at any time. I have removed the specific dates in his plan so that you can feel free to start any day of the year. Just check it off as you go.
If you are new to reading the Bible, or if you have limited time, I encourage you to start with either of the first two columns (or both). The Psalmists wrote their prayers to God, eloquently expressing their emotions. There you will find praise and requests, sometimes written with sorrow and pain, and other times penned with joy. Proverbs is a book written from a father, passing his wisdom to his son. The Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life on earth. Four different authors share the stories that impacted them, each told from their own perspective.
The New Testament tells of Jesus’ life on earth, the forming of Christian churches, letters from a missionary named Paul to the churches he visited, and prophecy of the coming end of the world. If you would like to read it in its entirety, read columns two and four.
The Old Testament tells the story of the beginning of the world, and the human race. It chronicles the history of the Jewish people, from the time God chose their ancestor Abraham, through Israel’s turbulent past. Although the first several books are in chronological order, the poetic books and prophetic books are grouped together in the second half instead of placed within the other books. If you would like to read the entire Old Testament, read columns one and three.
If you feel particularly adventurous, read all four columns each day. In one year’s time, you will have read the entire Bible. I hope you are up for the challenge because I know it will impact your life.
Before you begin each day, pause to ask God to help you understand the things you read from his perspective. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” God always keeps His promises.
I’d love to hear from you on your journey. Share your aha moments, questions and prayer requests to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May your adventure begin!