2019 Bible Reading Plan
Are you ready to encounter the Bible in a practical and powerful way this year? ME TOO!
This plan is intended to help you do a few things:
1. Cover a lot of material in a year.
2. Take time to “deep dive” with Bible Journaling without over committing.
3. Emphasis the New Testament.
4. Understand the Old Testament in a loosely chronological way.
5. Break away from a cover-to-cover read, keeping things interesting.
6. Allow you enough interaction with the scripture to grow in your understanding.
7. Be flexible enough to work around a busy schedule while allowing you to stay on track.
This is not an “every day” plan, but it can be utilized everyday.
Each week you’ll have 6 days of reading and 5 days of journaling (or “deeper study”). Rather than dating each reading, I’m suggesting that you sit down at the beginning of each week and schedule your sessions. This will allow you to consider the uniqueness of each particular week and plan accordingly. I find having the reading in my calendar helps a lot. Yes, I actually will put “Read John 1-5” or “Journal James 4” in my calendar.
Depending on my schedule, I might double up my reading on a day so I can have a day free for an event. If you will be mindful and considerate of your schedule, you won’t find yourself 6 weeks in and 3 weeks behind.
The reading portions are much longer than the Journaling portions.
Here’s how I suggest you approach it.
Just read. Don’t take notes. Don’t stop. Don’t go deeper. Just read.
I use an audio Bible to read along with the text in front of me. That helps me set a pace and stay focused. If you want to just use an audio Bible, or use an audio Bible for the Old Testament and read the New Testament, or the reverse, that’s fine. The goal here is to finish. Don’t try to be hero.
If you’re using this plan, you’re probably familiar enough with me to know I really like journaling and wide margin Bibles.
The problem with “deep study” is that with a typical person’s schedule you probably won’t finish the Bible in less than 3 years. Study requires you to slow down, think, research, pray, process, etc… You can probably finish the reading portion of the plan in 30 minutes and then spend 15 minutes to an hour on the chapter you’re journaling through.
I split up my journaling and reading time.
In this plan you will cover the Old Testament 1 time and the New Testament 4 times in one year.
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