Bible Reading Plan

We invite you to join us in reading through the entire Bible together.  We're not trying to complete it in a limited time frame like a month or a year; but rather, we want to create a habit (or discipline) of getting to know God's heart through what He's told us about Himself. 

This year, we are doing something a little different.  Instead of just reading through a chapter or two a day, we want to slow down and help Scripture remain with us, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us from it, more clearly throughout the day and week.  We will continue reading through the Psalms on the weekends; but during the week, we encourage you to not only read the passage, but write it down as well.  The act of writing will help you think about each word, and will help you remember the verses longer.  Questions and cross-references will be available in the weekly bulletin, which can be downloaded from the Streaming page.

When reading, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What does it say about God?
  • What does it say to/about me?
  • What can I learn from this reading?

November 28 - December 4

  • Sunday: Proverbs 22:22-29
  • Monday: Matthew 1:18-21  Of Joseph it is said in vs 20 “as he considered these things”, or as he pondered, meditated, enquired of the Lord - this season create moments of silent considerations ... of who God is, the gift of Jesus, the Gospel, the Church, etc.
  • Tuesday: Ezekiel 37:24-28  In vs 26 what kind of a covenant is it going to be? After reading vs 27 reflect, consider ... what happened after the Fall (Gen 3:23-24). Then read Revelation 21:3!
  • Wednesday: Matthew 1:22-25  Joseph “did as the angel of the Lord commanded him” (vs 24) we know less of Joseph and more about Mary, but there’s enough about Joseph’s character and integrity for us to learn. Pray and ask God to give you a heart that’s quick to obedience
  • Thursday: Jeremiah 31:31-34  Consider what inner work is God’s Word and Spirit doing in you now? Make room and space for God to work ... He wants to
  • Friday: Matthew 2:1-6  How interesting that Jesus was born in a very evil political period; the chief priests and scribes, i.e. the religious leaders knew the truth of God’s Word and prophecy, yet didn’t recognize it nor live by it! How interesting ...
  • Saturday: Hebrews 8:7-12  Do you sense the joy, the intent, the confidence that God displays while stating this! How come God is so excited?

December 5-11

  • Sunday: Matthew 2:7-12  Does God work through wicked systems, or can He work outside those frameworks to achieve His goals?
  • Monday: Luke 1:1-7  Zechariah was righteous, lived godly, yet didn’t have a child. Have you wondered why sometimes you do everything that is right before God and yet there are unfulfilled needs/desires?
  • Tuesday: Genesis 12:1-9  When God desires to work in your life, how much do you need to know before you respond and take your first step? How much did Abram know (in vs 9 he’s still journeying). Consider if your desire to know more, inability to trust, could be an impediment to God able to work with you
  • Wednesday: Luke 1:8-17  In vs 9, it says he was chosen “by lot”, other words randomly and that happens to be the eventful day! Do you go about your life content and faithful?
  • Thursday: Hebrews 11:8-16  Notice the word “faith” repeated over and over again. If faith was such a significant part of these details, how does “faith” work in your daily living, your relationship with God?
  • Friday: John 17:14-18  Jesus says that we are “not of the world” do people around us see us as ‘aliens’ ... very committed but detached?
  • Saturday: Luke 1:18-25  Was Zechariah’s inability to speak a punishment or a sign? Was he wrong in asking (vs 18)? God’s ways are mysterious!

December 12-18

  • Sunday: John 14:2-3  What’s Jesus doing? For whom? How fascinating is this?