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 there are two different options for us to get into the Word together:
- Reading for distance
- Reading for depth
This reading plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. It provides two readings for each day.
- The first reading alternates between Old and New Testament books, giving you three or four chapters a day.
- The Gospels are spread throughout the year.
- The second reading takes you through a chapter or so of the wisdom literature and Isaiah.
- To prevent the frustration of falling behind and to provide some reflection time, each month consists of only 25 readings. You’ll have several days each month to meditate more deeply on something that was significant to you in the past week, to catch up on missed readings, or to revisit favorite passages.
You can download a printable plan at navigators.org.
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)