Read The Bible In A Year Together
Some of us at St. Paul’s are going to be reading the Bible over the next year. I don’t know how many of us are doing this yet, but I hope that by next Palm Sunday (April 1, 2012) we’ll be able to recognize 20-30 people who’ve spent a year with Scripture.
There are a lot of Bible reading plans out there – I do recommend getting one, rather than reading the Scripture straight thru from Genesis to Revelation. If you try reading straight thru, I can almost guarantee you’ll bog down in Leviticus! Instead, try one of the many reading plans out there that have you reading different parts of Scripture each day. The plan I’m using and encouraging our people at STP to use is from Michael Coley (you can download a PDF of the 52-week plan by clicking here). The virtue of this plan is that you’ll read some of every genre of the Bible each week. On Mondays you read from the Law, on Tuesday from history, on Wednesday from Psalms, etc. So you’ll read Leviticus alright, but only a few chapters a week, with lots of other readings in between.
If you’re interested in reading the Scripture online using this plan, I invite you to check out Coley’s website by clicking here.
Whatever plan you use, I know the real challenge will come in a few weeks, when I’ve gotten behind and have to decide whether to give up or keep pressing on. A little bit each day, for 365 days. Kinda like being faithful in one’s whole life – one day at a time.
If you decide you want to join me in reading the whole Bible this year, would you let me know?