Bible Reading Plans

All, my apologies for posting this so late. A few Sundays back we talked about the view of Scripture as it is articulated in the BFM (Baptist Faith and Message). During that discussion we talked about having a Bible reading plan to follow. I recommended the one I use located at https://www.bible.com/. Mark Mathews also shared a method that he uses. Below he has outlined different Bible reading plans that you can use in your daily Bible reading. Thanks Mark.

Method 1 – Through the Bible in a Year

The One Year Bible – Bibles that are broken up into daily readings. By far the easiest.

Method 2 – Through the Bible in a Year

Old Testament Reading

Read through the OT in a year.
A. 3 chapters a day – about 20 minutes in the morning or evening
B. Include 1 chapter of Proverbs a day – 31 days – 12 times a year.
C. Keep a journal of things you read for further study – at this point you are just
reading the text.

New Testament Reading

Read through the NT in a year.
A.    Read 1 chapter a day – about 5-10 minutes
B.    Include 1 chapter of Proverbs a day – 31 days – 12 times a year.
C.    Keep a journal of things you read for further study – at this point you are just reading the text.

Method 3 – Through the OT in a year. Through the NT 3 times in a year. (45 min)

Old Testament Reading Program:

Same as Method 2 above
.
New Testament Reading Program:

Read through the NT 3 times in a year.
A.    Read 3 chapters a day – about 20 minutes in the morning or evening
B.    Include 1 chapter of Proverbs a day – 31 days – 12 times a year.
Keep a journal of things you read for further study – at this point you are just reading the text

Method 4 – Through the OT in a year. Through the NT once a month. (60-90 min.)

Old Testament Reading Program:

Same as Methods 2 & 3

New Testament Reading Program:

Read through the NT once a month.
A.    Read 9 chapters a day – about 45 minutes in the morning or evening
B.    Keep a journal of things you read for further study – at this point you are just reading the text

Method 5 – Through the OT in a year. NT 30 times in about 2 years.
(This method is by far the most difficult but reaps the biggest rewards)

Old Testament Reading Program:

Same as Methods 2, 3 & 4

New Testament Reading Program:

Read 5-7 chapters a day in the NT for continuity

Read the same book every day for 30 days.

Start with smaller book (Colossians, Philippians, Ephesians) then move to longer books and break them up into small sections (Matt. 1-7, Matt. 8–14, Matt. 15–21, Matt. 22-28)
One Chapter books (Philemon, II & III John & Jude) can be read 30 times in just a few days. Three Chapter books (II Tim, Titus, II Thess) can be read 30 times in about 15 days.

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