2021 Bible Reading Plan
At Radiant Church we have a goal to get people reading their Bibles and relating to God on a daily basis. We want to encourage you to come up with a reading plan for this year and set some spiritual goals. Like the old saying goes, “If you aim at nothing you will hit it everytime.” We want to encourage you to come up with a Bible reading plan, and we want to give you some tools to help.
The Reading Plan App: Here is a link to a helpful Bible reading app. Most people are used to plans on printed sheets, which unfortunately get lost easily or are never around when you need it. However, we always have our phone handy, and that’s why we recommend this simple and easy to use Bible Reading app. The app is free and provides several ways to read through the Bible: chronological, book by book, topical, thematic, etc. It also provides a way to track your progress. Pick a plan and jump into it! 30 minutes a day and you could read through the Bible in a year!
If you are trying to determine the best plan to use here is some explanation for a few different plans:
- Chronological Plan: This plan takes you to the beginning of the Bible and walks you through as the Bible unfolds. It helps you see how God’s plan of salvation unfolds in time in history. You better understand the Bible as a whole and the history of what God is doing and can see how he brings to fulfill what was spoken in the past. The disadvantage of this plan is that you can get bogged down in difficult books and sections (like the book of Leviticus or the prophets).
- McCheyenne Plan: This plan takes readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year, and through the rest of the Bible once each year. There are approximately 4 chapters per day in this plan. This plan helps you see connections in different books that you might not see. The disadvantage of this plan is you can get scattered in many different parts of the Bible, and not remember where you are or the themes of the individual books.
- Thematic Plan: This plan takes you through the Bible in a roughly chronological manner but intersperses the Old Testament reading with New Testament connections. This allows you to get some of the chronology of the Bible without getting too bogged down in the difficult passages.
- Through The Bible: This plan has each chapter of the Bible listed in the order it appears in your Bible. If you want to read through the Bible from cover to cover and keep track of where you are this is a great plan to follow. It helps you become more familiar with the Bible in your hand and how it is arranged.
We hope this helps you start 2021 the right way! If you have questions about getting started let us know. Also let us know if you make a commitment to reading the Bible each day, reading through the Bible in a year, or simply taking the first steps to ever reading the Bible. We would love to hear your goals so that we can encourage you to achieve it!
If you are feeling ill equipped to handle what life is throwing at you then start reading the Bible. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)