Looking for a Bible reading plan for 2018?
Look no further! Here are a few that we would recommend for the new year:
- The F260 Bible Reading Plan: F-260 is a 260 day reading plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know. It's a manageable reading plan that anyone can navigate, even those who have never previously read through the Bible. The plan requires you to read one or two chapters a day for five days each week, with an allowance for weekends off. The two off-days a week are built in to give you "catch up days" when you’re behind on the reading. In order to digest more of the Word, F260 builds in memorization as part of the plan. To download a PDF version of the plan: CLICK HERE.
- The 5x5x5 Plan: Read through the New Testament in five days a week, five minutes a day.
5 minutes a day | If you’re not currently reading the Bible, start with five minutes a day. This reading plan will take you through all 260 chapters of the New Testament, one chapter per day. The gospels are read throughout the year to keep the story of Jesus.
5 days a week | Determine a time and location to spend five minutes a day for five days a week. It is best to have a consistent time and a quiet place where you can regularly meet with the Lord.
5 ways to dig deeper | We must pause in our reading to dig into the Bible. The plan gives you five different ways to dig deeper each day. These exercises will encourage meditation. We recommend trying a single idea for a week to find what works best for you. Remember to keep a pen and paper ready to capture God’s insights. To download a PDF version of the plan: CLICK HERE.
- The Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan: This plan takes you through the entire Bible in one year. It provides two readings for each day. The first reading alternates between Old and New Testament books. The second reading takes you through a chapter of the wisdom literature and Isaiah. There are five or six days each month with no designated reading to allow time to catch up on missed readings or to spend extra time in meditation. To download a PDF version of the plan: CLICK HERE.
- The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan: This plan offers special features that will aid you in your journey through the Bible:
- By reading from four separate places in the Scripture every day, you should be able to better grasp the unity of the Scriptures, as well as enjoy the variety of seeing four different viewpoints. You can begin at any point of the year.
- To prevent the frustration of falling behind, which most of us tend to do when following a Bible reading plan, each month of this plan gives you only twenty-five readings. Since you’ll have several “free days” each month, you could set aside Sundays to either not read at all or to catch up on any readings you may have missed in the past week.
- If you finish the month’s readings by the twenty-fifth, you could use the final days of the month to study the passages that challenged or intrigued you.
- If reading through the entire Bible in one year looms as too large a task, you can alter the plan to meet your needs. For example, you could read the gospels and the wisdom books this year, and the other two categories next year. To download a PDF version of the plan: CLICK HERE.