Have you ever read the entire Bible? Most Christians have not.
At The Chapel at Warren Valley, we believe that preaching and teaching the Word of God is essential. We also believe it is essential that each one of us spends time reading the Bible every day.
God’s word is sufficient, eternal, authoritative, life-giving, and life-changing.
The Scriptures are God’s gift to us! In them, He shares who He is and what He requires of us.
But, most Christians do not know how to get started reading it.
We want to help!
So, we are sharing with you a method that we use in our own personal time with God. And, we want to suggest some reading plans that will help you read systematically through God’s Word this year.
THE METHOD: “4-P” Approach
GET THE MOST OUT OF READING THE BIBLE
We don’t want you to just read the Bible to check off some Christian to-do list. Our hope is that you’ll actually meet with God through the pages of His Word.
We’ve created the method, 4-P (Ponder, Personalize, Practice, Pray), to help you maximize your time in the Bible.
Ponder the Passage:
You may consider answering some of these questions as you review the passage that you have read and are studying:
- Begin by asking for the Holy Spirit to speak to you through His Word
- Read the passage.
- Make sure to notice the context of the passage you’re reading. Who is talking? Who are they talking to and what about?
- Don’t forget the basics: who, what, where, when, why and how. Then finally, what did I learn?
Personalize and Practice the Passage:
- What did I learn?
- Where has my thinking, beliefs, and values been challenged in this passage?
- Do I find any ungodly ways of thinking or behaving in my life?
- List and describe those areas in which I struggle.
- What does this passage teach me about God?
- Has my thinking about God changed?
- How have I learned to love God more and others selflessly as a result of this passage?
- Have I learned ways that I have acted unlovingly towards others that I must change?
- What are the practical steps that I can take to apply to what I have learned in this passage?
- Where must I change?
- What do I need to repent and confess?
- How will pondering and personalizing this passage change how I live my life today and moving forward?
Pray the Passage (ACTS)
- What specific things can I pray to show my increasing love for God (adoring God) based on what I learned in this passage?
- What specific things do I need to confess based on what I learned from this passage?
- What specific things do I need to thank God for based on what I learned from this passage?
- What specific things do I need to request in prayer (supplication) based on what I learned from this passage?
THE PLAN: Choose the best one for you
52 Week Bible Reading Plan
Read through the Bible in a year with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: epistles, the law, history, Psalms, poetry, prophecy, and Gospels.
Duration: One year | Download: PDF
Chronological Bible Reading Plan
Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.
Duration: One year | Download: PDF
Bible In A Year
This plan takes you through the entire Bible with two readings each day: one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.
Duration: One year | App: Accessible on YouVersion. Download the app.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once.
Duration: One or two years | Download: Website
Two-Year Bible Reading Plan
Read the Old and New Testaments once and Psalms and Proverbs four times.
Duration: Two years | Download: PDF
Bible Reading Plan Generator
Still can’t find a plan that works for you? Generate your own.
Duration: You decide | Online: Bible Reading Plan Generator
Links to the Bible reading plan from Ligonier Ministries