Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bible Reading for the New Year

There are few things as important for a growing believer as bible reading.  But sadly, it is one of the first things we neglect when life gets busy.  The new year is just around the corner and with the coming of 2015, you have a chance to begin a new bible reading program.  There are many different plans available depending on your time and commitment level.  There are plans that will help you read through the entire bible in a year and there are plans that include smaller portions of scripture.  We want to encourage you to make a renewed commitment to reading the word in 2015.  The information below provides links to many different reading plans that have been developed to help you get into the word.  Take a few minutes to find the plan that will work for you in this coming year.

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year,
Bro. Jonathan

 

Bible Reading Plans

Many people enjoy the structure of a Bible reading plan. Having a plan guides you to passages on a daily basis and leads you through the entire Bible over time. We need to read the entire counsel of God and not just camp on favorite passages. There are many Bible reading plans that are available. Please refer to the links below and chose a plan that fits your lifestyle and preference.

 

www.evergreenbloomington.com/main/bible_resources

www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/?version=NIV

www.biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/

http://www.bibleplan.org/

 

For a much larger selection of various Bible Reading Plans with descriptions, see below.

 

YOUVERSION Smart Phone App

Find lots of online reading plans at YouVersion.com.  All of these plans integrate with the YouVersion app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile device.  Each read-through-the-Bible plan can be set to your Bible version preference and start date.  So you can begin reading through the Bible at any time throughout the year! Browse the online plans now or access mobile reading plans through the YouVersion app on your mobile device.

 

More Bible Reading Plans

(from http://www.ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans/)

 

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe this year you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a reading plan, you should find it below.

52 Week Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in a year, with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: Epistles, The Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Gospels.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan

Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to a daily discipline of Bible reading.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

A Bible Reading Chart

Read through the Bible at your own pace. Use this minimalistic, yet beautifully designed, chart to track your reading.

Duration: Flexible | Download: PDF

Chronological Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan

Four daily readings beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew and Acts.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

ESV Daily Bible Reading Plan

Four daily readings taken from four lists: Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch and History of Israel, Chronicles and Prophets, and Gospels and Epistles.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Every Word in the Bible

Read through the Bible one chapter at a time. Readings alternate between the Old and New Testaments.

Duration: Three years | Download: PDF

Historical Bible Reading Plan

The Old Testament readings are similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament readings are an attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System

Reading ten chapters a day, in the course of a year you’ll read the Gospels four times, the Pentateuch twice, Paul’s letters four to five times, the Old Testament wisdom literature six times, the Psalms at least twice, Proverbs and Acts a dozen times, and the OT History and Prophetic books about one and a half times.

Duration: Ongoing | Download: PDF

Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan

Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once.

Duration: One or two years | Download: Website

Straight Through the Bible Reading Plan

Read straight through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Tabletalk Bible Reading Plan

Two readings each day; one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF
App: Accessible in the Ligonier App (iPhone / iPad & Android)

The Legacy Reading Plan

This plan does not have set readings for each day. Instead, it has set books for each month, and set number of Proverbs and Psalms to read each week. It aims to give you more flexibility, while grounding you in specific books of the Bible each month.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Two-Year Bible Reading Plan

Read the Old and New Testaments once, and Psalms & Proverbs four times.

Duration: Two years | Download: PDF

 

 

Even More Bible Reading Plans

(From http://www.backtothebible.org/index.php/Bible-Reading-Guides.html

 

One-year Reading Guides

The Bible “Read Me” Plan features multiple schedules to help you to read the Bible in a year. God’s Word is a big book and without a workable schedule it can be easy to give up before you even get through Genesis. Following are 5 unique guides to use as you read through the Bible:

 

Chronological

Read the events of the Bible as they occurred chronologically. For example, the Book of Job is integrated with Genesis because Job lived before Abraham.
View the guide

 

Historical

Read the books of the Bible as they occurred in the Hebrew and Greek traditions (the order in which they were written). For example, the Old Testament books in the Hebrew Bible do not occur in the same order as they do in our English Bible. The New Testament books are arranged according to their date of writing as well.
View the guide

 

Old and New Testament Together

Read the Old Testament and New Testament together. Your knowledge of the Old Testament will be enhanced by what you read simultaneously in the New Testament.
View the guide

 

Beginning to End

With this guide there are no surprises. You simply read through the Bible from start to finish, from Genesis to Revelation.
View the guide

 

Blended

If you prefer not to read straight through the Bible but want to add variety to your Scripture reading. For example, while you are reading the Old Testament book of Isaiah, you are also reading the New Testament book of Mark to heighten the variety of your Bible reading.
View the guide