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Bible Reading Plans

Bible Reading Plans

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. -- 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Reading through the Bible will give you a big picture view of Scripture as a whole. The more often you read through it, the more you will see how it all fits together. Consider one of these plans that will guide you in reading through the entire Bible.

  • Begin in Genesis and read about 4 chapters a day, 5 on Sunday.
  • 5x5x5 Reading Plan   This plan only takes 5 minutes a day and is an easy way to get started building a habit of spending time with God in His Scriptures each day. It is walk through the New Testament.
  • One Year Reading Plan   This plan takes you through the Bible in 1 year if you are up for a challenge.
  • Chronological Bible Reading Plan   Read through the Bible chronologically in a year.
  • Two-Year Reading Plan   This plan stretches the 1 year plan into 2 years.
  • Deepen Discipleship   Deepen Discipleship is an interactive discipleship process that will prepare Christians for both local and global disciple-making in the context of local church community. This Bible Reading plan is designed to be done in community, not alone.
  • Discipleship Journal Annual Plan  This plan keeps you in the Gospels all year, the Old Testament writings all year, and also takes you through the rest of the Old Testament and New Testament within the year.
  • M’Cheyne  Plan  This one has been around awhile and was made available by Robert Murray M’Cheyne.  It takes you through the entire Bible in one year, with reading in the morning and in the evening.
  • Family Plan  This annual plan gives you a portion of the Scripture to read through for family devotions while also providing a section for your personal time of meditation in the Scriptures

Shorter Plans. Shorter also implies greater intensity. The first takes you through the New Testament in 90 days. The second will get your through the NT in 60 days. The third will get you through the Old Testament in 180 days. Ellif’s article on “An Intimate Hour with God” is a great one for organizing an hour of daily devotional time. Finally, a plan that will take you through the New Testament in 30 days.