Bible Reading Plans for 2020
Join us as we read through the Bible together in 2020. Below are two reading plans. We will begin our reading plans on December 31, 2019, but feel free to jump in with us at any time!
This plan was developed by The Bible Project. The plan is divided into 16 sections and goes in semi-chronological order. Each day you will also read one Psalm for slower reading and prayer. By the end of the year, you will go through the Psalms 2.5 times.
You can download the plan on our website or get the free app on your phone. There are also great videos to go along with your reading to help give you an overview of the book of the Bible you are reading or a Biblical theme. These videos can be viewed on the app or on the The Bible Project’s website.
This plan features smaller sections of Scripture. There are five days of reading each week, and each day is just 1-2 chapters. You read one chapter in the Old or New Testament along with a Psalm or Proverb. Instead of reading larger sections, this plan has you reading at a slower pace. Although you will not read the entire Bible you will read the major sections of the Bible (Law, Poetry, Prophets, Gospels, Epistles, and Apocalyptic).
Resources for Reading the Bible
- God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts
In this excellent overview, Roberts gives you the big picture – showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the Kingdom of God.
- Biblical Theology by Nick Roark & Robert Cline
This book explains basic principles for reading the Bible which help to teach the big picture story from every text. Understanding the Bible in Christ-centered terms shapes the church’s teaching and missions, and protects the truth of the gospel around the world.
- Family Worship Bible Guide by Joel Beeke
This resource is wonderful to have alongside your morning devotion. There is a brief summary of every chapter of the Bible, and some reflection questions to consider. The title makes one think it is only for family worship, but it would be perfect for any individual reading through the Bible.
Resources for Prayer
- Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney
This resource shows readers how to prayer through portion of Scripture line-by-line, helping us to stay focused, allowing God’s Word itself to direct our thoughts and words.
- The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett
This is a collection of prayers from the Puritans.
- Prayer by John Onwuchekwa
This book focuses on the necessity of regular prayer as a centeral practice in the local church – awakening us to the need and blessing of corporate prayer by examining what Jesus taught about prayer, how the first Christians approached prayer, and how to prioritize prayer in our congregations.
- Devoted to Prayer: A Guide to Praying Through the Book of James
For the month of January, our church will be praying through the Book of James together. This guide offers guiding principles for praying through scripture, as well as reflection questions and meditations on each chapter of James