The Bible is the written revelation of God's redemptive work in history. Reading the Bible gives us knowledge, inspiration, and hope. It increases our faith and helps us understand the nature of God andHis Son, Jesus. It tells us about the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of real people.
Reading the Bible regularly is a NEXT ≥ STEP that many Jesus followers never take. If you do not regularly read and study the Bible, we encourage you to take the next ≥ step of regularly reading your Bible. Set aside a time each day to devote to God's Word and what God has to say to you through it.
If you are just starting and want to read just one Bible book, we suggest either Luke or John in the New Testament, and either Genesis or Psalms in the Old Testament.
There are many Bible programs that be found online. We like Bible Gateway.
There are also many Bible reading plans available online. We have included several plans in the links below.
If you would like to read the Bible as one continuous story, we recommend the book, The Story, available from Amazon.com.
Tips on Reading the Bible Daily
1. Start reading the Bible today -- there is no better time, and there's no reason to wait.
2. Set aside a specific time each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great, but feel free to use any time that works consistently for you.
3. Read the Bible for the sake of learning, not simply to accomplish your next reading. Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding, then be refreshed by the words you read!
Bible Reading Plans
The New Testament in 90 Days (PDF File)
Read straight through the New Testament in 90 days
In only 3 months you can read the New Testament in the order that the events happened.
Read from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 in the order in which the books of the Bible are arranged.
Read the Bible in the order that the events happened.
This is a great plan for the month of December. These 25 short, daily Bible readings highlight the birth of Jesus and the purpose for His coming. Related Old Testament passages are also featured.