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Daily Readings from Scripture

Through the Bible in One Year

Reading the Christian Calendar

        over Three Years

Knowing the Bible is central to living the Christian life - to being faithful and obedient to the One Who loves you with an everlasting love.

Yet, surprisingly, many of us do not read the Bible on a regular basis.

 

Here, we are offering you easily accessible daily reading plans. The only thing "golden" about these plans is the Bible that you read. Contrary to what we usually think, the Bible is not the story of us: the Bible is the story of God. Through the pages of Scripture and in His actions and interactions with His people and through His Son, we meet the Holy God of Christian faith, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

Translations are preferable to paraphrased versions of the Bible. A paraphrased Bible is easier to read, and although there are some good paraphrases of the Bible available today, the whole point of studying Scripture is to learn what it says - not someone else's summary. The Scripture is a treasure of God's self-revelation in and through the people He prompted and inspired to write. The most literal English translation of the Bible is the New American Standard version, almost word for word from the original Greek and Hebrew. Other translations are good, as well, and any translation from the original languages is preferable to a paraphrased version, even those written by devout biblical scholars. 

The single, most important requirement for reading the Bible is to ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and teach you, to open the eyes of your heart, and to convict and cleanse your soul as you read each day. Do these things each day for one year, and God will change your life from the inside out. 

Through the Bible in One Year

Beginning with Genesis and Matthew, this reading plan will lead you through the Bible in one year, with the added benefit of reading through the Psalms and Proverbs twice in the course of one year. Psalms, especially, but also Proverbs, are used in worship and in prayer. The daily reading of each encourages spiritual growth in Christian life.

If you have never read the Bible from cover to cover, you might find it meaningful to do so, especially reading from the Old and New Testaments simultaneously. 

Readings for the week of July 18:

Sunday, July 18:

2 Chronicles 29

Psalm 1

Proverbs 3:1-5

Acts 10:24-48

Reading the Christian Calendar

over Three Years

The Christian Calendar is organized around the events of Jesus' life. Daily readings move through seasons, such as the season of Advent or the season of Lent. However, the Christian calendar involves much more in Jesus' life, including days we no longer commonly observe. The unfolding of Jesus' life is the unfolding account of God's activity in our salvation, redemption, and destiny. 

If you have read the Bible in its entirety before, you might want to try reading through the three-year cycle. 

Daily Readings for 
Kingdomtide 7:

Kingdomtide 7

July 18, 2021 

2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Psalm 23

Ephesians 2:11-22 

Mark 6:30-56