Reading Scripture Together

Reading Scripture Together

Many already have a Bible reading plan of some kind that you follow on your own. But as members with each other, each year we look to run the 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:

  1. Reading for distance
  2. Reading for depth

Both of these plans are available through Bible.com and the YouVersion App

DISTANCE (READING GOD’S STORY)

This is a Chronological Reading plan that takes you through the Story of Scripture in a way that places the record of Scripture in historical sequence. For instance, you will see where each of the prophets fit in the historical setting of Kings and Chronicles. Spend time in the Psalms while reading through Samuel and the life of David. Learn how the Gospels fit together to give you a timeline of Jesus’ life.

Details about this plan:

  • You will read for 6 days; rest (or catch up) 1
  • You will often read multiple passages of Scripture from different books of the Bible. Be prepared to move around and learn your way through the Bible.

Beyond Bible reading, this plan offers helpful resources to accompany your journey through the Bible. Brief commentary, timelines, and discussion questions would be great to use with your small group, a few friends, or your family!

(There are printed versions available at the Hospitality Center)

DEPTH (The New Testament)

This approach will give you the opportunity to read slowly through the New Testament, but in a way that groups the books together by author.

Details about this plan:

  • Read 6 days a week; rest (or catch up) 1.
  • The readings will consist of only one chapter per day.
  • 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.
  • To start out the plan, you read John’s writings—the Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation. Later in the year, you will read Luke and Acts together.

(There are printed versions available at the Hospitality Center)