2013 Bible Reading Plans and Helps…


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[quote type=”center”]Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. — John 17:17[/quote]

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Bible Gateway Reading Plans
With Bible Gateway you not only have a number of translations available to read online, but they also offer a free daily email reminder which will link you to the Scripture reading for that day.

[PDF] Robert Murray M‘Cheyne’s Bible Reading Calendar
M‘Cheyne (1813-1843) was the minister of St Peter’s Church, Dundee, Scotland. This plan enables you to read the Old Testament once, and the New Testament and Psalms twice in 2013.

[PDF] Chronological Bible Reading Plan
Crossway ESV based reading plan

[PDF] Daily Bible Reading Plan
This Chart was designed by Crossway for the ESV Study Bible

[PDF] Through the Bible in a Year Reading Plan
Crossway ESV based reading plan

Prof. Horner’s Bible-Reading System
This Bible reading plan was designed by Professor Grant Horner of The Master’s College, and is a favorite of mine. By reading 10 chapters of Scripture each day you are continually covering the totality of Biblical revelation thus allowing the Bible to do what it does best – interpret itself. This is one I highly recommend!

Check out the facebook group here and read the story behind, and tips for using Professor Horner’s unique system of Bible reading.

You may consider the plan developed, and used by John MacArthurof Grace Community Church and Grace To You. Here is what he recommends:

Read through the Old Testament at least once a year. As you read, note in the margins any truths you particularly want to remember, and write down separately anything you do not immediately understand. Often as you read you will find that many questions are answered by the text itself. The questions to which you cannot find answers become the starting points for more in-depth study using commentaries or other reference tools.

Follow a different plan for reading the New Testament. Read one book at a time repetitiously for a month or more. That will help you retain the New Testament so you will not always have to depend on a concordance to find things.

If you want to try that, begin with a short book, such as 1 John, and read it through in one sitting every day for thirty days. At the end of that time, you will know the book. Write on index cards the major theme of each chapter. By referring to the cards as you do your daily reading, you will begin to remember the content of each chapter. In fact, you will develop a perception of the book with your mind’s eye.

When you come to longer books, divide them into short sections and read each section daily for thirty days. For example, the gospel of John contains twenty-one chapters. Divide it into three sections of seven chapters. At the end of ninety days, you will finish John. For variety, alternate short and long books, and in less than three years you will have finished the entire New Testament–and you will really know it!….Continue reading for more info and John MacArthur’s Simple Steps to Solid Study]


See also:

Christian: Be Much Alone with God — Horatius Bonar

Reading the Bible in 2013 — Justin Taylor

Bible Reading Plans for 2013 — Nathan W. Bingham (Ligonier Ministries)

A plan to read through the Bible in 2013 — Denny Burk

Profiting from the Word by A.W. Pink

“Elements of Productive Bible Study: Interpret, Part 1″ by John MacArthur

The Bible and Sanctification — Charles Spurgeon

“Weak Doctrine Produces Weak Lives” — Iain Murray

Should I consider using multiple [Bible] translations or stick with one? — James Hamilton

The Importance of Diligent Study of God’s Word — Charles Bridges (1794-1869)

Christians: Let Us Meditate On, Talk About, And Live By The Bible — J.C. Ryle

The Importance of Reading Commentaries — Charles Spurgeon

The Relevance of Theology — John MacArthur