Bible Reading Plan

Click here for 2017 Scarlet Thread Reading Plan

img_1703Perhaps the most important goal you can have as a believer in 2017 is to read God’s Word with regularity and devotion.  In a world that view absolute truth as subject to individual interpretation, the Bible’s claims and stories seems obsolete to many modern minds.  However, the Bible has not changed and is as relevant now as it ever has been.  What has changed is the number of people who consult it.  Now more than ever, the need to read and study the Bible, to understand the big picture of its storyline, and to grasp the relevance it has for your life is critical.

The reading plan that I am promoting this year is the Scarlet Thread Reading plan based on the chronological plan developed by George Guthrie.  The plan takes the reader through the progressive revelation of how God determined to rescue us from our sin.  W.A. Criswell, the late pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, once preached a message that he entitled “The Scarlet Thread of Redemption.”  In the sermon, he pointed out the marvelous truth that there is a thread of redemption that begins in Genesis and goes all the way through Revelation.  The Bible is one story that points us to faith in God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Beginning on Sunday morning, January 1, and going throughout 2017, I plan on tracing this scarlet thread out as I preach through the big story of the Bible.  We will start in Genesis and will end the year in Revelation.


Here are a variety of other reading plans that you can check out and use at your convenience:

F260 Reading Plan by Replicate Ministries

Developed by Robby Gallaty, this reading plan is called the Foundational 260. The F-260 is a two hundred and sixty day reading plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know.  This is a very manageable plan that believers who have never read through the Bible can complete.

ESV Daily Reading Plan

This plan includes daily Bible reading passages from the Old Testament, New Testament, and Psalms.

ESV Study Bible Reading Plan

This plan includes daily readings from all the various types of literature in the Bible, daily Psalms or Wisdom Literature; the Pentateuch or the History of Israel; Chronicles or Prophets; and the Gospels or Epistles.

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan

Robert Murray M’Cheyne was a 19th century pastor and preacher who lived in Scotland.  Among his legacy is this well-known plan for reading the Bible.  His plan takes the reader through the the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice per year.

Outreach New Testament Plan

This plan is a daily reading plan that will take a person through the New Testament in six months.


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