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Here are some suggestions of methods for reading the Bible.  All it takes is a commitment and a little of your time.

     

This year at Dover, Bible reading has really caught on. Very likely our implementation of Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes has had something to do with it. Quite a few of us are reading either the Old Testament or the New Testament through in a year. Below are several plans and pointers for reading either testament through in a year.

There are advantages to having both a verse-by-verse study of the Bible and a rapid-reading study. The verse-by-verse study helps us grasp the details. But the rapid-reading program, such as illustrated below, also helps us grasp the bigger picture of what God's word is saying to us. It helps us avoid the "missing the forest for all the trees" problem inherent in having only verse-by-verse studies of the scriptures. A rapid-reading program in which we read a testament in a year or less helps us make connections between various authors that would not likely be made in a verse-by-verse study only.

New Testament Books

Matthew-28 chapters

Mark--16 chapters

Luke--24 chapters

John--21 chapters

Acts--28 chapters

Romans--16 chapters

PLAN # 1

Read one chapter per day Monday – Friday only.

(If you miss any or all read the 1-5 chapters on Sat). There are 260 chapters in the NT. Five chapters per week x 52 weeks = 260. This will take from 5-10 min. per day or 20-30 on Sat/Sun

I Corinthians-- 16 chapters

II Corinthians--13 chapters

Galatians--6 chapters

Ephesians--6 chapters

Philippians--4 chapters

Colossians--4 chapters

I Thessalonians--5 chapters

II Thessalonians--3  chapters

PLAN # 2

You can also earn Good Samaritan points by reading your chapter to your parents or other family member for 10 days in a row each month.

This is worth 25 points per month.

 

I Timothy – 6 chapters

II Timothy – 4 chapters

Titus – 3 chapters

Philemon- 1 chapter

Hebrews – 13 chapters

James – 5 chapters

I Peter – 5 chapters

II Peter – 3 chapters

I John – 5 chapters

II John – 1 chapter

III John – 1 chapter

Jude – 1 chapter

Revelation – 22 chapters

PLAN # 3

If anyone would like to read the entire Bible this year simply read 3 chapters each day Monday – Saturday and 5 chapters each Sunday.

There are 1184 chapters in the Bible. If you read 23 chapters per week you will be done in 51 weeks and 4 days!

 

Old Testament Books

GENESIS

EXODUS

LEVITICUS

NUMBERS

DEUTERONOMY

JOSHUA

JUDGES

RUTH

I SAMUEL

II SAMUEL

I KINGS

II KINGS

I CHRONICLES

II CHRONICLES

EZRA

NEHEMIAH

ESTHER

JOB

PSALMS

PROVERBS

ECCLESIASTES

SONG OF SOLOMON

ISAIAH

JEREMIAH

LAMENTATIONS

EZEKIEL

DANIEL

HOSEA

 

 

JOEL

AMOS

OBADIAH

JONAH

MICAH

NAHUM

HABUKKUK

ZEPHANIAH

HAGGAI

ZECHARIAH

MALACHI