Bible Reading Plans for 2018
Join us as we read through the Bible together in 2018. Below are two reading plans, both of which go through the New Testament at the same time. We will begin our reading plans on January 1, but feel free to jump in with us at any time!
This plan will take you through the entire Bible in a year. Each day there are readings from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Once a week, there is a reflection day to review past reading or to read the sermon text for the upcoming Sunday.
This plan will walk you through the New Testament once, and the Psalms and Proverbs twice. Once a week, there is a reflection day to review past reading or to read the sermon text for the upcoming Sunday.
Reading, Reflecting and Responding to the Bible
Reading the Bible can be difficult at times. We encourage you to use a notebook or journal, and record your thoughts, prayers, and questions as you read. For reflection questions and general guidance on how to read the Bible, please visit our How to Read the Bible webpage.
Read With Others
One of the best ways to read the Bible is with others. We encourage you to take this journey through the Bible with a neighbor, coworker, or some friends in the church. Consider meeting regularly to discuss the readings and discover what God is speaking through his word.
If you are new to reading the Bible, or don’t feel confident to initiate discussions as you read with another person, we encourage you to read One-to-One Bible Reading by David Helm.
This short book not only explains the why of reading the Bible one-to-one, but also how to do it. Helm offers gentle counsel on how to initiate such a relationship (who to look for, how many times to meet, etc.) and how to structure a typical meeting. He also shares an easy method for reading the Bible called the COMA method: (1) Context, (2) Observation, (3) Meaning, (4), Application.