Bible Reading Plans

The Bible holds the key to life.

Reading it opens up a new world – the one God created for you.

 

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Life can be hard. Reading God’s Word daily will bring hope, encouragement and practical solutions into your life.

Of all the reasons people don’t read the Bible, the one mentioned most often is that it’s overwhelming. It seems long and complicated.

This is a place to begin reading the Bible. These two-week reading guides take you quickly into passages every follower of Jesus needs to know.

Start today. Don’t put it off. The greatest story of God’s amazing love for you is available NOW.

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Two-Week Guided Tours for Reading the Bible

1. The Life and Teachings of Jesus

Day Passage Theme
1 Luke 1 Preparing for Jesus’ Arrival
2 Luke 2 The Story of Jesus’ Birth
3 Mark 1 The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry
4 Mark 9 A Day in the Life of Jesus
5 Matthew 5 The Sermon on the Mount
6 Matthew 6 The Sermon on the Mount
7 Luke 15 The Story of Jesus’ Birth
8 John 3 Parables of Jesus
9 John 14 A Conversation with Jesus
10 John 17 Jesus’ Final Instructions
11 Matthew 26 Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples
12 Matthew 27 Jesus’ Execution
13 John 20 Jesus’ Resurrection
14 Luke 24 Jesus’ Appearing After Resurrection

 

2. The Life and Teachings of Paul

Day Passage Theme
1 Acts 9 The Conversion of Saul
2 Acts 16 Paul’s Macedonians Call and Jailbreak
3 Acts 17 Scenes from Paul’s Missionary Journey
4 Acts 26 Paul Tells His Life Story to a King
5 Acts 27 Shipwreck on the Way to Rome
6 Acts 28 Paul’s Arrival in Rome
7 Romans 3 Paul’s Understanding of the Gospel in a Nutshell
8 Romans 7 Struggle with Sin
9 Romans 8 Life in the Spirit
10 1 Corinthians 13 Paul’s Description of Love
11 1 Corinthians 15 Thoughts on the Afterlife
12 Galatians 5 Freedom in Christ
13 Ephesians 3 Paul’s Summary of His Mission
14 Philippians 2 Imitating Christ

 

3. The Old Testament

Day Passage Theme
1 Genesis 1 The Story of Creation
2 Genesis 3 The Origin of Sin
3 Genesis 22 Abraham and Isaac
4 Exodus 3 Moses’ Encounter with God
5 Exodus 20 The Gift of the Ten Commandments
6 1 Samuel 17 David and Goliath
7 2 Samuel 11 David and Bathsheba
8 2 Samuel 12 Nathan’s Rebuke of the King
9 1 Kings 18 Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
10 Job 38 God’s Answer to Job
11 1 Corinthians 15 A Classic Confession
12 Psalm 51 Words of Comfort from God
13 Daniel 6 Daniel and the Lions
14 Amos 4 A Prophet’s Stern Warning

4. Becoming a Follower of Jesus

Day Passage Theme
1 Genesis 3 The First Sin Creates a Need
2 Isaiah 52 Salvation Prophesied
3 Isaiah 53 The Role of the Suffering Servant
4 Luke 15 Three Stories about God’s Love
5 John 3 Jesus Explains “Born Again”
6 John 10 The Good Shepherd
7 Acts 8 Conversions Spread Outside the Jewish Community
8 Acts 26 Paul Testifies of His Conversion Before a King
9 Romans 3 God’s Provision for Sin
10 Romans 5 Peace with God
11 Galatians 3 Salvation Unavailable by Obeying the Law
12 Ephesians 2 New Life in Christ
13 1 Peter 1 Future Rewards of Salvation
14 2 Peter 1 Making Your Salvation Sure

5. Prayers of the Bible

Day Passage Theme
1 Genesis 18 Abraham’s Plea for Sodom
2 Exodus 15 Moses’ Song to the Lord
3 Exodus 33 Moses Meets with God
4 2 Samuel 7 David’s Response to God’s Promises
5 1 Kings 8 Solomon’s Dedication of the Temple
6 2 Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat Prays for Victory
7 Ezra 9 Ezra’s Prayer for the People’s Sins
8 Psalm 22 A Cry to God for Help
9 Psalm 104 A Prayer of Praise
10 Daniel 9 Daniel’s Prayer for the Salvation of Jerusalem
11 Habakkuk 3 A Prophet’s Prayer of Acceptance
12 Matthew 6 The Lord’s Prayer
13 John 17 Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples
14 Colossians 1 Paul’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

6. The Holy Spirit

Day Passage Theme
1 Judges 14 The Spirit Gives Samson Strength
2 1 Samuel 10 King Saul’s Experience
3 Matthew 3:1 – 4:10 The Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation
4 John 14 Jesus Promises the Spirit
5 John 16 The Work of the Spirit
6 Acts 2 The Spirit Comes at Pentecost
7 Acts 10 The Spirit Guides Peter to Accept Gentiles
8 Romans 8 Christians’ Victory in the Spirit
9 1 Corinthians 2 Wisdom from the Spirit
10 1 Corinthians 12 Gifts of the Spirit
11 1 Corinthians 14 Gifts of Tongues and Prophecy
12 Galatians 5 Life in the Spirit
13 Ephesians 4 Unity and Gifts
14 1 John 4 Signs of the Spirit

7. Women of the Bible

Day Passage Theme
1 Genesis 2 Eve, the First Woman
2 Genesis 18 Sarah Laughs at God’s Promise
3 Genesis 24 Rebekah’s Marriage to Isaac
4 Genesis 27 Rebekah, the Manipulative Mother
5 Judges 4 Deborah’s Leadership Frees Her People
6 Ruth 1 Ruth and Naomi’s Deep Friendship
7 1 Samuel 1 Hannah Prays for a Son
8 1 Kings 17 A Poor Widow and the Prophet Elijah
9 1 Kings 21 Jezebel, an Emblem of Wickedness
10 Esther 2 Esther is Chosen as Queen
11 Esther 4 Esther’s Courage at the Risk of Death
12 Luke 1 Mary and Elizabeth Receive Great News
13 Luke 2 Mary Gives Birth to Jesus
14 John 11 Mary and Martha and Their Brother’s Death

8. Men of the Old Testament

Day Passage Theme
1 Judges 6 God Calls Gideon to Rescue His People
2 Judges 7 Gideon Conquers His Fears and His Enemies
3 1 Samuel 3 God Calls Young Samuel
4 1 Kings 3 Solomon Is Given Wisdom
5 1 Kings 19 Elijah Runs for His Life
6 2 Kings 5 Elisha Heals a Powerful Foreign General
7 Isaiah 6 God Calls the Prophet Isaiah
8 2 Kings 18 King Hezekiah Under Military Siege
9 2 Kings 19 Isaiah Speaks God’s Word to King Hezekiah
10 2 Chronicles 34 Josiah Sets His Nation Back on Course
11 Nehemiah 2 Nehemiah Begins Rebuilding a Wall
12 Jeremiah 38 Jeremiah Refuses to Change His Message
13 Daniel 1 Daniel Risks His Life in Captivity
14 Daniel 5 Daniel’s Word to Participants in a
Drunken Royal Party

9. Social Justice

Day Passage Theme
1 Exodus 3 God Hears the Cries of the Slaves
2 Leviticus 25 The Year of Jubilee – A Time of Economic Revolution
3 Ruth 2 A Poor Woman Finds Help
4 1 Kings 21 Elijah Speaks to a Land-Grabbing, Murderous King
5 Nehemiah 5 Nehemiah Demands Justice for the Poor
6 Isaiah 5 Warning to Fun-Loving Materialists
7 Isaiah 58 Worship that God Appreciates
8 Jeremiah 34 Freedom for Slaves
9 Amos 2 Sins Against God by His Own People
10 Amos 6 Warning to the Complacent
11 Micah 6 What the Lord Requires
12 Luke 3 John the Baptist Tells How to Prepare for Jesus
13 Matthew 6 Jesus Speaks on Material Things
14 James 2 How to Treat the Rich and the Poor

10. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Day Passage Theme
1 Genesis 12 The Call of Abram
2 Genesis 13 Abram and Lot Separate
3 Genesis 15 The Lord’s Covenant With Abram
4 Genesis 17 The Covenant of Circumcision
5 Genesis 18 The Three Visitors; Abraham Pleads for Sodom
6 Genesis 19 Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed;
Lot and His Daughters
7 Genesis 22 Abraham Tested; Nahor’s Sons
8 Genesis 24 Isaac and Rebekah
9 Genesis 27 Esau and Jacob
10 Genesis 28 Jacob’s Dream at Bethel
11 Genesis 29 Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
12 Genesis 31 Jacob and Laban
13 Genesis 32 Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau;
Jacob Wrestles with God
14 Genesis 33 Jacob Meets Esau

11. Moses and the Exodus

Day Passage Theme
1 Exodus 2 Birth of Moses; Moses Flees to Midian
2 Exodus 3 Moses and the Burning Bush
3 Exodus 4 Signs for Moses; Moses Returns to Egypt
4 Exodus 7 Moses and Aaron; The Plagues
5 Exodus 12 The Passover; The Exodus
6 Exodus 14 Parting of the Sea
7 Exodus 16 Manna and Quail
8 Exodus 19 At Mount Sinai
9 Exodus 32 The Golden Calf
10 Numbers 14 The People Rebel
11 Deuteronomy 1 Appointment of Leaders; Rebellion Against the Lord
12 Deuteronomy 2 Wanderings in the Wilderness
13 Deuteronomy 4 Obedience Commanded; Idolatry Forbidden
14 Deuteronomy 31 Joshua to Succeed Moses

12. David

Day Passage Theme
1 1 Samuel 16 Samuel Anoints David; David in Saul’s Service
2 1 Samuel 17 David and Goliath
3 1 Samuel 18 Saul’s Growing Fear of David
4 1 Samuel 20 David and Jonathan
5 1 Samuel 21 David at Nob; David at Gath
6 1 Samuel 22 David at Adullam and Mizpah;
Saul Kills the Priests of Nob
7 1 Samuel 24 David Spares Saul’s Life
8 2 Samuel 6 The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
9 2 Samuel 7 God’s Promise to David; David’s Prayer
10 2 Samuel 11 David and Bathsheba
11 2 Samuel 12 Nathan Rebukes David
12 2 Samuel 13 Amnon and Tamar; Absalom Kills Amnon
13 2 Samuel 15 Absalom’s Conspiracy; David Flees
14 2 Samuel 18 David Mourns

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