2018 NT Reading Plan

I am happy to introduce you to the first segment of our New Testament reading plan for the remainder of 2018! As you know, reading the Word of God is absolutely essential to a healthy spiritual life, and I have felt absolutely convicted that we should be reading the Word together as a congregation. So, I invite you to set aside some time in your daily schedule to spend in the presence of God by reading His Word along with your fellow church members!

 

This plan sets an easy goal for us—we can do this! For most days, we will only be reading one chapter a day. Where we have some shorter passages, we will sometimes read two chapters. I believe there is one day in November where we will read the three short chapters of Titus together, but that’s the longest.

 

I hope you will also take advantage of the suggestions that come along with the reading plan to dig a little deeper into the readings. Below are the instructionsl. Notice that we will start in the Gospel of Luke, so we can read Luke and Acts together (Luke wrote both of them), and then we will intersperse the other Gospels along the way. If you would like a copy of the entire reading plan, we will have copies at church, or you click on the link here. 

2018 NT Reading Plan

 

*This is a 6-day per week reading plan. Use Sundays to reflect on the prior week’s reading.

*The Gospels will be read throughout the 9-month plan to keep the story of Jesus in mind.

*Pick a consistent time and place to read and meet with the Lord each day.

*Begin each reading by praying that God would reveal His truth to you.

*Take a minute or two each day to dig deeper in the Word. Try some of these exercises:

  1. Underline or highlight key words or phrases in the passage.
  2. Rewrite key verses in your own words to show what they mean to you.
  3. Capture the big idea in each paragraph or chapter.
  4. Personalize the meaning by asking how God is speaking to you in the passage.
  5. Use the SPACE acronym—in this passage, is there a SIN to confess, a PROMISE to

claim, an ATTITUDE to have, a COMMAND to obey, or an EXAMPLE to follow?

2018 NT Reading Plan