It’s hard to read the whole Bible in a year. Some of it is tough sledding. And if you aren’t familiar with all of the terrain, it can be daunting. But don’t give up.
Many people try to read cover to cover in 365 and run out of gas along the way. They don’t give up on reading the Bible altogether—just the trying to read all of it in a year. And you know what? It’s okay if you don’t read through all 66 books in a year. You aren’t a JV Jesus-follower. Aim for a life spent in the living and active book. Bible intake and discipleship with the risen Christ is the point. Workout your own salvation (Philippians 2:12).
So how will you read the Bible in 2019?
Will you find a book of the Bible, grab a commentary or two like a scuba tank to take a deep dive into that ocean of the Bible? There’s some cool stuff down there. Take pictures.
How about joining me for a chronological reading through the New Testament? Reading the New Testament narratives and letters as the events unfolded is sure to be a blast.
Here’s the rundown of the plan:
- 19 weeks finishing the first week of May)
- 5 days a week (weekends are free for catching up or reading elsewhere)
- Read some books in one sitting. I love this feature. You learn a lot by reading whole books at once. You can do this with Ephesians, 1 Timothy, 1 Peter, etc. If you’ve never done this kind of reading before, I suspect you might enjoy this part the most.
You want in?
- Download the plan.
- Join this Facebook group, if you want, and take part in discussions, encouragement, and insights from other brothers and sisters—mostly from Redeemer Church, where I’m a pastor.
Cheers to new mercies, old joys, and fresh zeal for name of Jesus.