Read Through the Bible!

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Reading through the Bible, as a whole, can be a deeply enriching experience for Christians of every age! God opens our hearts and minds as we explore His Word, and the Holy Spirit stirs our hearts as we read and digest Holy Scripture. The Bible, itself, tells us that “the Word of God is living and active” (Hebrews 4:12) and that the words of the Bible judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

But, many Christians simply don’t know where to begin their journey through the Bible.

Perhaps, you’ve tried a “Through the Bible” program that encouraged you to begin to read the Bible in Genesis; but, your progress ground to a complete halt when you began working your way through Leviticus. Many people who enthusiastically begin to read through the Bible become discouraged when they fall behind – and realize they just don’t have enough time to catch-up with the scheduled readings. I’m hoping that this attempt to guide you through the Bible, over the course of a 52-week period, will be different!

First, I’m going to “take the pressure off” by providing the readings on a weekly basis, so that you don’t become overwhelmed and I am going to encourage you to just keep moving forward. If you miss a day, now and then, don’t worry about it! Just stay focused and read the particular chapters of the Bible that have been suggested for that particular day. It’s far better to keep moving forward – even is you miss a reading, now and then – than to tightly chain yourself to a strict routine that you will, likely, abandon.

Second, I’m going to “take the pressure off” by providing a mixture of readings from very different parts of the Bible. I’m hoping that if you find a particular book of the Bible hard to understand that you’ll just keep moving through the reading knowing that tomorrow’s reading will be from a different part of the Bible. And please, if you’ve just discovered this “Through the Bible” reading program today, don’t think that you need to start by starting at “Week 1” (although you may want to do that). Just begin moving though the Bible with this week’s suggested readings. Remember: you are reading through the Bible with other faithful Christians who are reading the same part of that Bible that you are each day!

And third, I’m going to “take the pressure off” by encouraging you to create a routine that will help you to set-aside time to read God’s Word each day (if you don’t already have a regularly, scheduled time for daily Bible reading and prayer) realizing that most of us can create new “habits” by doing something, each day, for 21 days. Just imagine, in just three short weeks, you can develop a routine where reading God’s Word becomes a part of every single day!

So, here are a list of readings for our journey:

Week #1

Sunday: Romans 1-2 – Monday: Genesis 1-3 – Tuesday: Joshua 1-5 – Wednesday: Psalm 1-2 – Thursday: Job 1-2 – Friday: Isaiah 1-6 – Saturday: Matthew 1-2

Week #2

Sunday: Romans 3-4 – Monday: Genesis 4-7 – Tuesday: Joshua 6-10 – Wednesday: Psalm 3-5 – Thursday: Job 3-4 – Friday: Isaiah 7-11 – Saturday: Matthew 3-4

Week #3

Sunday: Romans 5-6 – Monday: Genesis 8-12 – Tuesday: Joshua 11-15 – Wednesday: Psalm 6-8 – Thursday: Job 5-6 – Friday: Isaiah 12-17 – Saturday: Matthew 5-7

Week #4

Sunday: Romans 7-8 – Monday: Genesis 12-15 – Tuesday: Joshua 16-20 – Wednesday: Psalm 9-11 – Thursday: Job 7-8 – Friday: Isaiah 18-22 – Saturday: Matthew 8-10

Week #5

Sunday: Romans 9-10 – Monday: Genesis 16-19 – Tuesday: Joshua 21-24 – Wednesday: Psalm 12-14 – Thursday: Job 9-10 – Friday: Isaiah 23-28 – Saturday: Matthew 11-13

Week #6

Sunday: Romans 11-12 – Monday: Genesis 20-23 – Tuesday: Judges 1-6 – Wednesday: Psalms 15-17 – Thursday: Job 11-12 – Friday: Isaiah 29-33 – Saturday: Matthew 14-16

Week #7

Sunday: Romans 13-14 – Monday: Genesis 24-27 – Tuesday: Judges 7-11 – Wednesday: Psalms 18-20 – Thursday: Job 13-14 – Friday: Isaiah 34-39 – Saturday: Matthew 17-19

Week #8

Sunday: Romans 15-16 – Monday: Genesis 28-31 – Tuesday: Judges 12-16 – Wednesday: Psalms 21-23 – Thursday: Job 15-16 – Friday: Isaiah 40-44 – Saturday: Matthew 20-22

Week #9

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 1-2 – Monday: Genesis 32-35 – Tuesday: Judges 17-21 – Wednesday: Psalms 24-26 – Thursday: Job 17-18 – Friday: Isaiah 45-50 – Saturday: Matthew 23-25

Week #10

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 3-4 – Monday: Genesis 36-39 – Tuesday: Ruth – Wednesday: Psalms 27-29 – Thursday: Job 19-20 – Friday: Isaiah 51-55 – Saturday: Matthew 26-28

Week #11

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 5-6 – Monday: Genesis 40-43 – Tuesday: 1 Samuel 1-5 – Wednesday: Psalms 30-32 – Thursday: Job 21-22 – Friday: Isaiah 56-61 – Saturday: Mark 1-2

Week #12

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 7-8 – Monday: Genesis 44-47 – Tuesday: 1 Samuel 6-10 – Wednesday: Psalms 33-35 – Thursday: Job 23-24 – Friday: Isaiah 62-66 – Saturday: Mark 3-4

Week #13

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 9-10 – Monday: Genesis 48-50 – Tuesday: 1 Samuel 11-15 – Wednesday: Psalms 36-38 – Thursday: Job 25-26 – Friday: Jeremiah 1-6 – Saturday: Mark 5-6

Week #14

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 11-12 – Monday: Exodus 1-4 – Tuesday: 1 Samuel 16-20 – Wednesday: Psalms 39-41 – Thursday: Job 27-28 – Friday: Jeremiah 7-11 – Saturday: Mark 7-8

Week #15

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 13-15 – Monday: Exodus 5-8 – Tuesday: 1 Samuel 21-25 – Wednesday: Psalms 42-44 – Thursday: Job 29-30 – Friday: Jeremiah 12-16 – Saturday: Mark 9-10

Week #16

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 15-16 – Monday: Exodus 9-12 – Tuesday: 1 Samuel 26-31 – Wednesday: Psalms 45-47 – Thursday: Job 31-32 – Friday: Jeremiah 17-21 – Saturday: Mark 11-12

Week #17

Sunday: 2 Corinthians 1-3 – Monday: Exodus 13-16 – Tuesday: 2 Samuel 1-4 – Wednesday: Psalms 48-50 – Thursday: Job 33-34 – Friday: Jeremiah 22-26 – Saturday: Mark 13-14

Week #18

Sunday: 2 Corinthians 4-5 – Monday: Exodus 17-20 – Tuesday: 2 Samuel 5-9 – Wednesday: Psalms 51-53 – Thursday: Job 35-36 – Friday: Jeremiah 27-31 – Saturday: Mark 15-16

Week #19

Sunday: 2 Corinthians 6-8 – Monday: Exodus 21-24 – Tuesday: 2 Samuel 10-14 – Wednesday: Psalms 54-56 – Thursday: Job 37-38 – Friday: Jeremiah 32-36 – Saturday: Luke 1-2

Week #20

Sunday: 2 Corinthians 9-10 – Monday: Exodus 25-28 – Tuesday: 2 Samuel 15-19 – Wednesday: Psalms 57-59 – Thursday: Job 39-40 – Friday: Jeremiah 37-41 – Saturday: Luke 3-4

Week #21

Sunday: 2 Corinthians 11-13 – Monday: Exodus 29-32 – Tuesday: 2 Samuel 20-24 – Wednesday: Psalms 60-62 – Thursday: Job 41-42 – Friday: Jeremiah 42-46 – Saturday: Luke 5-6

Week #22

Sunday: Galatians 1-3 – Monday: Exodus 33-36 – Tuesday: 1 Kings 1-4 – Wednesday: Psalms 63-65 – Thursday: Proverbs 1 – Friday: Jeremiah 47-52 – Saturday: Luke 7-8

Week #23

Sunday: Galatians 4-6 – Monday: Exodus 37-40 – Tuesday: 1 Kings 5-9 – Wednesday: Psalms 69-71 – Thursday:Proverbs 2-3 – Friday: Lamentations – Saturday: Luke 9-10

Week #24

Sunday: Ephesians 1-3 – Monday: Leviticus 1-3 – Tuesday: 1 Kings 10-13 – Wednesday: Psalms 69-71 – Thursday: Proverbs 4 – Friday: Ezekiel 1-6 – Saturday: Luke 11-12

Week #25

Sunday: Ephesians 4-6 – Monday: Leviticus 4-6 – Tuesday: 1 Kings 14-18 – Wednesday: Psalms 72-74 – Thursday: Proverbs 5-6 – Friday: Ezekiel 7-12 – Saturday: Luke 13-14

Week #26

Sunday: Philippians 1-2 – Monday: Leviticus 7-9 – Tuesday: 1 Kings 19-22 – Wednesday: Psalms 75-77 – Thursday: Proverbs 7 – Friday: Ezekiel 13-18 – Saturday: Luke 15-16

Week #27

Sunday: Philippians 3-4 – Monday: Leviticus 10-12 – Tuesday: 2 Kings 1-5 – Wednesday: Psalms 78-80 – Thursday: Proverbs 8-9 – Friday: Ezekiel 19-24 – Saturday: Luke 17-18

Week #28

Sunday: Colossians 1-2 – Monday: Leviticus 13-15 – Tuesday: 2 Kings 6-10 – Wednesday: Psalms 81-83 – Thursday: Proverbs 10 – Friday: Ezekiel 25-30 – Saturday: Luke 19-20

Week #29

Sunday: Colossians 3-4 – Monday: Leviticus 16-18 – Tuesday: 2 Kings 11-15 – Wednesday: Psalms 84-86 – Thursday: Proverbs 11-12 – Friday: Ezekiel 31-36 – Saturday: Luke 21-22

Week #30

Sunday: 1 Thessalonians 1-3 – Monday: Leviticus 19-21 – Tuesday: 2 Kings 16-20 – Wednesday: Psalms 87-89 – Thursday: Proverbs 13 – Friday: Ezekiel 37-42 – Saturday: Luke 23-24

Week #31

Sunday: 1 Thessalonians 4-5 – Monday: Leviticus 22-24 – Tuesday: 2 Kings 21-25 – Wednesday: Psalms 90-92 – Thursday: Proverbs 14-15 – Friday: Ezekiel 43-48 – Saturday: John 1-2

Week #32

Sunday: 2 Thessalonians – Monday: Leviticus 25-27 – Tuesday: 1 Chronicles 1-4 – Wednesday: Psalms 93-95 – Thursday: Proverbs 16 – Friday: Daniel 1-6 – Saturday: John 3-4

Week #33

Sunday: 1 Timothy 1-3 – Monday: Numbers 1-4 – Tuesday: 1 Chronicles 5-9 – Wednesday: Psalms 96-98 – Thursday: Proverbs 17-18 – Friday: Daniel 7-12 – Saturday: John 5-6

Week #34

Sunday: 1 Timothy 4-6 – Monday: Numbers 5-8 – Tuesday: 1 Chronicles 10-14 – Wednesday: Psalms 99-101 – Thursday: Proverbs 19 – Friday: Hosea 1-7 – Saturday: John 7-9

Week #35

Sunday: 2 Timothy 1-2 – Monday: Numbers 9-12 – Tuesday: 1 Chronicles 15-19 – Wednesday: Psalms 102-104 – Thursday: Proverbs 20-21 – Friday: Hosea 8-16 – Saturday: John 10-12

Week #36

Sunday: 2 Timothy 3-4 – Monday: Numbers 13-16 – Tuesday: 1 Chronicles 20-24 – Wednesday: Psalms 105-107 – Thursday: Proverbs 22 – Friday: Joel – Saturday: John 13-15

Week #37

Sunday: Titus – Monday: Numbers 17-20 – Tuesday: 1 Chronicles 25-29 – Wednesday: Psalms 108-110 – Thursday: Proverbs 23-24 – Friday: Amos 1-4 – Saturday: John 16-18

Week #38

Sunday: Philemon – Monday: Numbers 21-24 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 1-5 – Wednesday: Psalms 111-113 – Thursday: Proverbs 25 – Friday: Amos 5-9 – Saturday: John 19-21

Week #39

Sunday: Hebrews 1-4 – Monday: Numbers 25-28 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 6-10 – Wednesday: Psalms 114-116 – Thursday: Proverbs 26-27 – Friday: Obadiah – Saturday: Acts 1-2

Week #40

Sunday: Hebrews 5-7 – Monday: Numbers 29-32 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 11-15 – Wednesday: Psalms 117-118 – Thursday: Proverbs 28 – Friday: Jonah – Saturday: Acts 3-4

Week #41

Sunday: Hebrews 8-10 – Monday: Numbers 33-36 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 16-20 – Wednesday: Psalms 119 – Thursday: Proverbs 29-30 – Friday: Micah – Saturday: Acts 5-6

Week #42

Sunday: Hebrews 11-13 – Monday: Deuteronomy 1-3 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 21-24 – Wednesday: Psalms 120-121 – Thursday: Proverbs 31 – Friday: Nahum – Saturday: Acts 7-8

Week #43

Sunday: James 1-3 – Monday: Deuteronomy 4-6 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 25-28 – Wednesday: Psalms 122-124 – Thursday: Ecclesiastes 1-2 – Friday: Habakkuk – Saturday: Acts 9-10

Week #44

Sunday: James 4-5 – Monday: Deuteronomy 7-9 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 29-32 – Wednesday: Psalms 125-127 – Thursday: Ecclesiastes 3-4 – Friday: Zephaniah – Saturday: Acts 11-12

Week #45

Sunday: 1 Peter 1-3 – Monday: Deuteronomy 10-12 – Tuesday: 2 Chronicles 33-36 – Wednesday: Psalms 128-130 – Thursday: Ecclesiastes 5-6 – Friday: Haggai – Saturday: Acts 13-14

Week #46

Sunday: 1 Peter 4-5 – Monday: Deuteronomy 13-15 – Tuesday: Ezra 1-5 – Wednesday: Psalms 131-133 – Thursday: Ecclesiastes 7-8 – Friday: Zechariah 1-7 – Saturday: Acts 15-16

Week #47

Sunday: 2 Peter – Monday: Deuteronomy 16-19 – Tuesday: Ezra 6-10 – Wednesday: Psalms 134-136 – Thursday: Ecclesiastes 9-10 – Friday: Zechariah 8-14 – Saturday: Acts 17-18

Week #48

Sunday: 1 John 1-3 – Monday: Deuteronomy 20-22 – Tuesday: Nehemiah 1-4 – Wednesday: Psalms 137-139 – Thursday: Ecclesiastes 11-12 – Friday: Malachi – Saturday: Acts 19-20

Week #49

Sunday: 1 John 4-5 – Monday: Deuteronomy 23-25 – Tuesday: Nehemiah 5-9 – Wednesday: Psalms 140-142 – Thursday: Song of Solomon 1-2 – Friday: Revelation 1-6 – Saturday: Acts 21-22

Week #50

Sunday: 2 John – Monday: Deuteronomy 26-28 – Tuesday: Nehemiah 10-13 – Wednesday: Psalms 143-145 – Thursday: Song of Solomon 3-4 – Friday: Revelation 7-11 – Saturday: Acts 23-24

Week #51

Sunday: 3 John – Monday: Deuteronomy 29-31 – Tuesday: Esther 1-5 – Wednesday: Psalms 146-148 – Thursday: Song of Solomon 5-6 – Friday: Revelation 12-17 – Saturday: Acts 25-26

Week #52

Sunday: Jude – Monday: Deuteronomy 32-34 – Tuesday: Esther 6-10 – Wednesday: Psalms 149-150 – Thursday: Song of Solomon – Friday: Revelation 18-22 – Saturday: Acts 27-28