Many already have a Bible reading plan that you follow on your own. But as members with each other, each year we look to run this race together. So, if you’re consistently in the Word, how can you encourage others in the church to be consistent, too? If you are not consistent in the Word, would you appreciate someone helping you establish consistency?
Each year we offer two options for us to get into the Word together:
- Reading for distance
- Reading for depth
DISTANCE (READ SCRIPTURE EXPERIENCE)
This plan takes you on a chronological journey through the entire Bible. For 2020, we are following the Read Scripture Experience.
- Read 2-5 chapters a day every day. It should take you about 15-20 minutes.
- Each day there is a Psalm to help you learn the daily habit of praying Scripture.
- Along the way, you will view animated videos providing overviews of a book, section, or major themes to help you understand what you are reading.
- Watch the introduction video.
- Get the app or download a printable version.
[While our church leadership is not in complete agreement with the philosophical positions of the creators of the Bible project, and we do recognize key doctrinal elements missing (i.e, God’s wrath on sin, propitiation, etc.) we do believe their contributions are valuable enough to recommend. As with any resource, always exercise biblical discernment.]
DEPTH (The New Testament +)
This approach will give you the opportunity to read slowly through the New Testament.
- Read 6 days a week; rest 1 (or catch up).
- The readings will consist of only one chapter per day.
- The plan groups books together by author. For example, to start out the plan, you will read John’s writings – the Gospel of John, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Revelation. Later in the year, you will read Luke and Acts together.
- Five of the days each week will come from the New Testament. The sixth reading that week will be a chapter from the Old Testament referenced in the New Testament passages earlier in the week.
- Utilize the Bible app to aid you in your reading. (If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to create one at bible.com)
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)