As we journey into the new year, I'd love for us to develop some family rhythms of chasing after Jesus. The following Bible reading plan is designed to take our church family through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through the Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period.
Here’s a few reasons why we believe this plan will benefit our family this coming year:
- By reading from a few separate places in the scriptures every day, you should be able to better grasp the unity of the scriptures, as well as enjoy the variety of four different viewpoints
- To prevent the frustration of falling behind, which most of us tend to do when following a Bible reading plan, this plan includes periodic 'catch up days'. Since you’ll have several ‘catch up days’, you could set aside these days to catch up on any readings you may have missed in the past month.
- If you finish the month’s readings on time, you could use your catch up days to study the passages that challenged or intrigued you.
- Using the REAP method as you read your bible is a great way to grow in your knowledge and understanding of God and His story of redemption. Click the image below for more information and an example of the REAP method.
In the year ahead, ask God each day to speak directly to you from the scripture portions you read. BE EXPECTANT, and let your continual exposure to God’s Word reshape your attitudes and behavior as you gain a better understanding of every part of His written testimony to us.