Bible Reading Plans for 2019
Join us as we read through the Bible together in 2019. Below are two reading plans. We will begin our reading plans on December 31, 2018, but feel free to jump in with us at any time! There are give reading days during the week. You have the freedom to choose which days to read, and will always have two days built-in for reflection or catching up.
This plan will take you through the entire Bible in a year. Each day includes a reading from the Old Testament and the New Testament. On occasion, a day will also include a Psalm.
This plan will walk you through most of the Bible, focusing on foundational passage of Scripture. In additional to your reading, this plan also includes verses for memorizing each week.
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 by Grace Community Church (Coming Soon)
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.