Beginner's Bible Reading

Beginner's Bible Reading Plan 12

survey the Bible in one year - 15 Verses a day

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Beginner's Bible Reading Plan

Are you new to the Bible or like me a slower reader or a new and younger Christian, and are eager to survey highlights of the Bible. Beginner’s Bible Reading. Plan #12 is a great way to start to have a successful journey with God with reading His Word the Bible.

What parts of the Bible will I read?
Readings. are included from every book of the Bible. This plan includes about 4472 key verses out of 31,103 verses in the whole Bible. That's over 14% or 1/7th of the Bible. Passages are arranged mostly in chronological order, with 8 months of Old Testament readings. and 4 months in the New Testament.

How were the verses chosen?
Passages were chosen that (a) trace the bi story of the whole Bible with some of its central themes, (b) reflect the literary and topical diversity of the Bible ”


Who should use this reading. plan?
For those younger and those new to the Bible and also eager readers who been thoroughly puzzled by some of the passages That's okay. I'm puzzled by some of the same passages!  But this plan is equally well-suited for several kinds of adults—those new to the Bible, slower readers, or anyone who wants to survey highlights of the Bible at a pace that gives plenty of time for meditation.

Important this plan does not take the place of plans that cover the whole Bible.

What is the suggested reading. schedule?
There are 25 readings. each month, averaging less than 15 verses a day. Each month can be completed by following one of these suggested schedules:
(1) Read 6 days a week until finished;
(2) Read 5 days a week plus do one 5-readin day each month. If you get behind on readings., they are short enough that you can easily read two in one day until you catch up.

When can I begin?
There are 12 reading. guides—one for each month. Months are unnamed on the sheets, so you can begin any time of the year.
Why not start today?

Recommend printing out Beginners Bible Reading. Plan 12 for one year - 15 verses each day.

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Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
God creates the world, but humans sin
Genesis 1:1-19..............................Creation week—Days 1-4 on Creation
Genesis 1:20 – 2:3.........................Creation week—Days 5-7 on Creation
Genesis 2:4-17..............................The Garden of Eden
Genesis 2:18-25............................The creation of Eve
Genesis 3:1-13..............................The Fall—Adam and Eve sin
Genesis 3:14-24............................The Fall—God's response
Genesis 4:1-16..............................Cain murders Abel

God destroys and recreates the world, but humans sin again
Genesis6:5-22..............................The Flood—God calls Noah
Genesis7:11-8:1...........................The Flood—Everything on the dry land dies
Genesis9:8-19..............................The Flood—God's covenant with all flesh
Genesis11:1-9...............................The tower of Babel

God chooses a family to bless the world
Genesis12:1-8..............................God promises to bless the whole earth through Abram
Genesis15:1-20............................God's covenant with Abram
Genesis17:1-8; 15-16; 21:1-3......Abram and Sarai receive new names; Isaac is born
Genesis22:1-18............................God tests Abraham's faith
Genesis25:19-34..........................Esau sells his birthright to Jacob
Genesis27:1-20............................Jacob steals Esau's blessing—Deception begun
Genesis27:21-40..........................Jacob steals Esau's blessing—Deception completed
Genesis27:41-45; 28:1-5..............Jacob steals Esau's blessing—Deception's consequences
Genesis28:10-22..........................Jacob dreams of a ladder to heaven
Genesis29:15-30..........................Jacob marries Rachel and Leah
Genesis32:1-12............................Jacob prepares to meet Esau
Genesis32:22-32..........................Jacob wrestles with God
Genesis33:1-7; 18-20...................Jacob meets Esau and returns to Canaan
Genesis37:1-13............................Joseph's dreams

This plan has 25 readings. per month, with about 15 verses per reading. Month 1 has 350 verses—an average of 15 verses per reading.


Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
God chooses a family to bless the world (continued)
Genesis37:18-36..........................Joseph is sold by his brothers
Genesis41:1, 8-24........................Pharaoh's dreams
Genesis41:25-33, 46-49, 56-57....Pharaoh sets Joseph over the land of Egypt
Genesis42:1-17............................Joseph's brothers come to Egypt
Genesis42:18-26, 35-38...............Joseph's brothers find money in their sacks
Genesis45:1-15............................Joseph reveals himself to his brothers
Genesis46:1-7, 29-30...................Jacob and his family move to Egypt
Genesis49:1-2, 8-10, 28; 50:22-26 Jacob blesses his sons; Joseph dies

God delivers a nation to bless the world
Exodus 1:8-17...............................Eypt oppresses the Israelites
Exodus 2:1-10, 23-25....................Moses is born
Exodus 3:1-20...............................God calls Moses to bring the Israelites out of Egypt
Exodus 7:1-13...............................Moses and Aaron o to Pharaoh
Exodus 7:14-24.............................God begins sending plagues on Egypt
Exodus 12:1-14.............................God commands the Israelites to observe the Passover
Exodus 12:21, 26-32, 40-41..........God kills the Egyptian firstborns and the Israelites leave Egypt
Exodus 14:5-10, 13-16, 21-31......The Israelites cross the Red Sea
Exodus 15:1-10.............................The son of Moses, Miriam, and the Israelites at the Red Sea (1)
Exodus 15:11-21...........................The son of Moses, Miriam, and the Israelites at the Red Sea (2)
Exodus 16:2-4, 11-15, 31-35.........The Israelites rumble and God sends manna

God gives his nation a covenant
Exodus 19:1-6, 16-20....................The Israelites arrive at Mount Sinai
Exodus 20:1-20.............................God speaks the Ten Commandments
Exodus 25:1-10, 21-22..................God commands Moses to build him a tabernacle to dwell in
Exodus 32:1-20.............................The Israelites worship a Golden calf
Exodus 34:1-10, 27-28..................God (“The LORD” or “Yahweh”) renews his covenant
Exodus 40:1-9, 12-16, 34-38........The tabernacle is completed and filled with God's glory



Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
God gives his nation a covenant (continued)
Leviticus 4:27-31; 17:10-16..........Laws about sin offerings and against eating blood
Leviticus 11:1-19..........................Laws about clean and unclean animals (1)
Leviticus 11:20-25, 41-47.............Laws about clean and unclean animals (2)
Leviticus 16:1-19..........................The Day of Atonement (1)
Leviticus 16:20-34........................The Day of Atonement (2)
Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-18...................Be holy and love your neighbor as yourself
Leviticus 24:10-23........................Punishment for blasphemy and “eye for eye” law
Numbers 1-3, 44-54......................A census of Israel and the duties of the tribe of Levi
Numbers 9:15-23; 10:33-36..........Israel, led by the cloud of the LORD, leaves Mount Sinai
Numbers 13:1-3, 25-33.................Spies are sent into Canaan and bring back a bad report
Numbers 14:1-4, 11-19.................Israel refuses to enter Canaan and Moses prays for them
Numbers 14:20-35........................God pardons but Israel will wander in the wilderness for 40 years
Numbers 20:2-13..........................Israel rumbles about water and Moses strikes the rock
Deuteronomy 6:1-15, 20-25..........The greatest commandment: “Love the LORD your God”
Deuteronomy 12:1-11...................God will choose a special place of worship in the promised land
Deuteronomy 18:15-22.................God promises to raise up another prophet like Moses (Jesus!)
Deuteronomy 28:1-14...................Covenant blessings
Deuteronomy 28:15-19, 45-51, 58-63 Covenant curses
Deuteronomy 30:1-5, 15-20..........God promises to restore Israel and calls them to choose life
Deuteronomy 31:1-8, 23-29..........God chooses Joshua and Moses writes the Book of the Law
Deuteronomy 31:30; 32:1-6, 15-20, 39-47 Moses' son of witness, foretelling Israel's future
Deuteronomy 34:1-12...................The death of Moses
Psalm 90:1-17...............................A prayer of Moses, the man of God

God gives his nation a land
Joshua 1:1-11................................God encourages Joshua
Joshua 2:1-24................................Rahab and the spies



Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
God gives his nation a land (continued)
Joshua 3:7-17................................Crossing the Jordan River
Joshua 6:1-5, 12-21.......................Capturing Jericho
Joshua 7:1-12, 19-26.....................Defeat at Ai and Achan's sin
Joshua 11:10-23............................Israel conquers northern Canaan and war ends
Joshua 24:1-15..............................Renewal of the covenant (1)
Joshua 24:16-28............................Renewal of the covenant (2)

God punishes and delivers his sinful nation
Judes 2:6-23................................Joshua dies and Israel's cycles of failure are summarized
Judes 6:1-6, 11-14.......................God calls Gideon to deliver Israel from the Midianites
Judes 7:1-8, 19-23.......................God helps Israel defeat the Midianites
Judes 13:1-7, 24-25.....................God chooses Samson to deliver Israel from the Philistines
Judes 16:4-22..............................Samson tells Delilah the secret of his strength
Judes 16:23-31............................Samson wins a final victory
Ruth 1:1-8, 16-22..........................Naomi's family flees a famine and Ruth returns with Naomi
Ruth 2:1-13; 4:13-17.....................Ruth meets and marries Boaz, becoming the ancestor of David

God gives his nation a kin
1 Samuel 1:1-11, 19-20, 24-28......Hannah prays for Samuel and gives him to the LORD
1 Samuel 3:1-21............................God calls Samuel to be his prophet
1 Samuel 10:17-25; 15:1-9............Saul is proclaimed kin, but disobeys od
1 Samuel 15:10-28........................The LORD rejects Saul as kin
1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23:1-6...Samuel anoints David as kin and “The LORD is my shepherd”
1 Samuel 17:1-11, 32-37...............David defeats Goliath in the name of the LORD (1)
1 Samuel 17:38-51........................David defeats Goliath in the name of the LORD (2)
1 Samuel 18:6-16..........................Saul tries to kill David
1 Samuel 24:1-20..........................David spares Saul's life
1 Samuel 31:1-7............................Saul dies
Psalm 34:1-22...............................A prayer of David, when he was running from his enemies

This plan has 25 readings. per month, with about 15 verses per reading. Month 4 has 385 verses—an average of 15 verses per reading.


Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
God gives his nation a kin (continued)
2 Samuel 5:1-12............................David is anointed King over all Israel
2 Samuel 6:1-19, 23......................The ark of the covenant is brought into Jerusalem
1 Chronicles 16:1-22.....................David's song of thanks after the ark arrives (1)
1 Chronicles 16:23-36...................David's song of thanks after the ark arrives (2)
2 Samuel 7:1-17............................God's covenant with David
Psalm 19:1-14...............................David celebrates God's creation and od's law

God punishes and delivers his sinful kin
2 Samuel 11:1-5, 14-15, 26-27......David's sins with Bathesheba and Uriah
2 Samuel 12:1-13, 24-25...............Nathan rebukes David and Solomon is born
Psalm 32:1-11...............................David celebrates od's forgiveness
2 Samuel 15:1-6, 13-16, 30...........Absalom conspires against David
2 Samuel 18:1, 5-16, 19-21, 31-33...Absalom is killed and David mourns
2 Samuel 22:1-16..........................David's psalm of deliverance (1)
2 Samuel 22:17-31........................David's psalm of deliverance (2)
2 Samuel 22:32-51........................David's psalm of deliverance (3)
1 Chronicles 21:1-8, 14-17, 28-30; 22:1-5 David sins with the census but od answers him
Psalm 103:1-22.............................David blesses the LORD for his steadfast love
Psalm 139:1-24.............................David ponders how God searches and knows him

God blesses his nation as he promised in his covenant
1 Kings 1:28-40; 2:10-12..............Solomon is crowned king and David dies
1 Kings 3:3-15...............................God gives Solomon great wisdom
1 Kings 3:16-28.............................Solomon shows his great wisdom
1 Kings 6:1, 7, 11-14, 19-22 ........Solomon builds the temple
2 Chronicles 5:2-14.......................Solomon brings the ark of the covenant into the temple
2 Chronicles 6:12-23, 34-42; 7:1-6..Solomon prays and the LORD's glory fills the temple

God give his nation wisdom and psalms
Proverbs 3:1-24.............................“Trust in the LORD” and “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom”
Proverbs 6:6-11, 16-22..................“Go to the ant” and “Six thins that the LORD hates”

This plan has 25 readings. per month, with about 15 verses per reading. Month 5 has 409 verses—an average of 16 verses per reading.



Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
God give his nation wisdom and psalms (continued)
Proverbs 15:1-5; 22:1-6................“A soft answer” and “A good name”
Ecclesiastes 1:1-14........................“All is vanity and a striving after the wind”
Ecclesiastes 12:1-14......................“Remember... your Creator in the days of your youth”
Son of Sons 2:8-17; 8:6-7.........“The voice of my beloved” and “Love is strong as death”
Job 1:1-22......................................Satan tests Job
Job 3:1-3, 11, 20-26 .....................Job wishes he was never born
Job 11:1-6, 13-16, 20....................Zophar accuses Job of sin
Job 38:1-4; 40:1-9.........................The LORD questions Job
Job 42:1-17....................................The LORD blesses the latter days of Job more than his beginning
Psalm 1:1-6...................................“Blessed is the man who... delight's in the law of the LORD”
Psalm 42:1-11...............................“Why are you cast down, O my soul?”
Psalm 91:1-16...............................“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High”
Psalm 100:1-5; 148:1-14...............“Make a joyful noise” and “Praise the LORD!”

God deals with his sinful nation—Part 1: The northern kingdom, Israel
1 Kings 11:1-13, 29-31, 42-43......Solomon sins and dies
1 Kings 12:1, 16-20, 25-31...........The kingdom is divided and Jeroboam builds a golden calves
1 Kings 16:29-34; 17:1-7..............Ahab provokes the LORD to anger and Elijah says rain will stop
1 Kings 18:1-2; 17-29...................Elijah says it will rain again and calls for a contest with Baal
1 Kings 18:30-46...........................The LORD proves that he is God, sending fire and a great rain
2 Kings 2:1-14...............................Elijah is taken to heaven and Elisha takes his place as prophet
2 Kings 5:1-14...............................Naaman is healed of his leprosy
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 4:4-11 ................God spares Nineveh and teaches Jonah about mercy
Amos 5:1-3, 14-15, 18-24.............“Fallen... is the virgin Israel” and “The day of the LORD”
Hosea 11:1-11...............................“Out of Egypt I called my son”
2 Kings 17:6-23.............................Israel is exiled from their own land to Assyria

God deals with his sinful nation—Part 2: The southern kingdom, Judah
2 Kings 18:1-8, 13, 28-35.............Hezekiah trusts in the LORD and Assyria attacks Judah

This plan has 25 readings. per month, with about 15 verses per reading. Month 6 has 353 verses—an average of 14 verses per reading.



Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.

God deals with his sinful nation—Part 2: The southern kingdom, Judah (continued)
2 Kings 19:15-20, 32-37...............Hezekiah prays and Isaiah prophesies of Assyria's defeat
Isaiah 1:1-4, 10-13, 18-20.............“Sinful nation” and “Come now, let us reason together”
Isaiah 6:1-13..................................Isaiah sees the LORD on his throne and is sent as a prophet
Isaiah 11:1-10; 40:1-11.................“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse” and “Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might”
Isaiah 40:18-31 .............................“To whom then will you liken God?”
Isaiah 44:9-20................................“All who fashion idols are nothing”
Isaiah 53:1-12................................“He was wounded for our transgressions”
Isaiah 61:1-11; 65:17-25...............“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me” and “Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth”
Micah 6:1-8; 7:18-20....................“What does the LORD require?” and “Who is a God like you?”
2 Kings 21:1-6; 22:1-13................Manasseh does much evil and Josiah hears the Book of the Law
2 Kings 23:1-3, 21-27...................Josiah leads Judah to renew their covenant with the LORD
Psalm 119:89-105.........................“Oh how I love your law!”
Nahum 1:1-9, 15...........................“The LORD is a jealous and avenging God”
Habakkuk 1:1-11; 2:4; 3:16-19.....“The righteous shall live by his faith”
Zephaniah 1:1-6, 12-18.................“The great day of the LORD is near”
Obadiah 1:1-4, 10-18....................“The day of the LORD is near upon all the nations”
Jeremiah 1:1-10; 11:1-14..............The LORD calls Jeremiah to be a prophet and “The house of  Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant”
Jeremiah 18:1-12 ..........................“down to the potter's house”
Jeremiah23:1-8.............................“I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall rein”
Jeremiah 25:1-12...........................“These nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years”
Jeremiah 31:27-37.........................“I will make a new covenant with... Israel and... Judah”
Joel 2:21-32...................................“I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh”
2 Kings 25:1-12, 22-26.................Judah is taken into exile
Psalm 89:1-4, 38-52......................“Where is your steadfast love of old, which... you swore to David?”
Lamentations 3:22-40...................“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases”



Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
God cares for his exiled nation
Ezekiel 1:1-10, 15-19, 26-28........“The appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD”
Ezekiel 5:1-13...............................Ezekiel shaves his hair and demonstrates Jerusalem's destruction
Ezekiel 8:1-6, 16-18......................Ezekiel is shown abominations in the temple
Ezekiel 10:18-22; 11:22-25...........The glory of the LORD leaves the old temple
Ezekiel 34:1-15.............................“I will cause you to be inhabited as in your former times”
Ezekiel 34:16-28...........................“I will give you a new heart, and... put my Spirit within you”
Ezekiel 37:1-14.............................“O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD”
Ezekiel 43:1-12.............................The glory of the LORD fills the new temple
Daniel 6:1-13................................Daniels' enemies trick the king and trap Daniel
Daniel 6:14-28..............................“The living God... has saved Daniel from the power of the lions”
Daniel 7:1-14................................Daniel's vision: Four beasts, the Ancient of Days, and the Son of Man
Daniel 7:15-28..............................The interpretation of Daniel's vision
Esther 3:1-6; 4:1-17......................Haman seeks to destroy the Jews and Mordecai and Esther respond
Esther 5:1-5; 7:1-10......................The king welcomes Esther, hears of Haman's plot, and hangs him

God brings his nation back from exile
Ezra 1:1-11; 3:8-11.......................The LORD stirs up Cyrus to proclaim that the temple be rebuilt
Ezra 4:1-4; 5:1-2; Haggai 1:1-11. .Enemies frighten the returned exiles but prophets encourage them
Ezra 6:14-22..................................The returned exiles finish rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem
Zechariah 3:1-10...........................A vision of Joshua the high priest
Zechariah 8:1-17 ..........................“Thus says the LORD: I have returned to Zion”
Zechariah 9:9-17...........................“Behold, your king is coming to you... mounted on a donkey”
Ezra 7:1-13, 25-28 .......................Ezra, “a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses,” comes to Jerusalem
Nehemiah 1:1-4; 2:1-6, 11-18.......Nehemiah prays and makes plans to rebuild Jerusalem's walls
Nehemiah 4:1-14; 6:15-16............Enemies oppose the Jews but od helps them build the walls
Nehemiah 8:1-18...........................Ezra reads from the Law and the people joyfully obey
Malachi 2:17-3:5; 4:1-6................“Behold, I will send my messenger... I will send you Elijah”

 


Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
The Life of Jesus – According to Matthew, Mark and Luke
(God sends a new King with a new covenant to raise up a new nation— a righteous Church made up of people from all over the whole world!)
Luke 1:26-38, 46-55......................The birth of Jesus is foretold to Mary; Mary's Magnificat
Matthew 1:1, 17-25.......................The birth of Jesus is foretold to Joseph
Luke 2:1-20...................................Jesus is born and the shepherds visit
Matthew 2:1-16.............................The visit of the magi and the flight into Egypt
Luke 2:40-52................................. Jesus visits the temple at age twelve
Mark 1:1-11...................................The ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus' baptism
Matthew 4:1-11.............................The temptation of Jesus and the calling of the first disciples
Matthew 5:1-20.............................The Sermon on the Mount (1)
Matthew 5:38-48...........................The Sermon on the Mount (2)
Matthew 6:5-15.............................The Sermon on the Mount (3)
Matthew 6:19-34...........................The Sermon on the Mount (4)
Matthew 7:7-14, 24-29..................The Sermon on the Mount (5)
Mark 2:1-12..................................Jesus heals a paralyzed man
Matthew 9:27-38...........................Jesus performs miracles and preaches the gospel of the kingdom
Matthew 13:1-11, 18-23, 44-50....Parables of the kingdom
Matthew 16:13-23.........................Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ but then rebukes him
Luke 9:23-36.................................Teaching about taking up the cross and the Transfiguration
Matthew 18:1-14...........................Jesus teaches about little ones in the kingdom
Luke 10:25-37...............................The Parable of the good Samaritan (loving my neighbor)
Luke 15:11-32...............................The Parable of the Lost Son (rejoicing over repentant sinners)
Matthew 19:16-26.........................The rich young man (giving away all for the kingdom)
Luke 19:1-9, 41-44........................Zacchaeus enters the kingdom and Jesus weeps over Jerusalem
Matthew 21:1-17...........................Jesus enters Jerusalem and cleanses the temple
Matthew 21:33-46.........................The Parable of the Tenants
Matthew 25:31-46.........................The judgment of the sheep and the goats


Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
The Death and Resurrection of Jesus – According to Matthew, Mark and Luke
Matthew 26:1-16...........................Anointing and selling Jesus—How much is he worth?
Matthew 26:17-29.........................Jesus' last Passover and the first Lord's Supper
Matthew 26:30-46.........................The disciples promise to be faithful but fall asleep
Matthew 26:47-56.........................Jesus is betrayed and arrested
Matthew 26:57-75.........................Jesus' trial and Peter's denial at the high priest's house
Matthew 27:1-2, 11-26..................Jesus is tried before the governor Pilate
Matthew 27:27-44.........................Jesus is crucified
Matthew 27:45-56.........................Jesus dies
Matthew 27:57-66.........................Jesus is buried
Matthew 28:1-20...........................Jesus rises from the dead and sends his disciples
Luke 24:13-35...............................Jesus appears to two disciples on the road to Emmaus
Luke 24:36-49...............................Jesus comforts his disciples and explains the Scriptures

The Sins and Teaching of Jesus – According to John
John 1:1-18....................................“The Word became flesh”—God becomes a human!
John 3:1-18....................................Nicodemus—“You must be born again”
John 6:1-15....................................Jesus feeds 5000 men fish and bread
John 6:25-35, 48-51......................Jesus says, “I am the Bread of Life”
John10:1-18..................................Jesus says, “I am the good Shepherd”
John 11:1-7, 17-27........................Jesus says, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”
john 11:38-53................................Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
John13:1-17..................................Jesus washes his disciples' feet
John 14:1-14..................................Jesus says, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life”
John14:15-27................................Jesus promises the Holy Spirit
jOhn 15:1-17..................................Jesus says, “I am the True Vine”
John 20:19-31................................These sins “are written so that you may believe”
John 21:15-25................................Loving and following Jesus, feeding his sheep



Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
The Birth and growth of the Church
Acts 1:1-11....................................Jesus promises the Spirit and ascends into heaven
Acts 2:1-24, 36..............................The Holy Spirit comes and Peter preaches
Acts 2:37-47..................................Three thousand people repent and are baptized
Acts 6:8-15....................................Stephen is seized by the Greek Jews
Acts 7:51-8:3.................................Stephen rebukes the Jews, who begin to persecute the church
Acts 8:26-40..................................Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch
Acts 9:1-22....................................Saul (Paul) is converted and appointed as an apostle
Acts 10:1-20..................................Cornelius and Peter see visions
aCts 10:34-48................................Peter preaches and the Gentiles receive the Holy Spirit
Acts 16:9-18..................................The gospel arrives in Macedonia (the edge of Europe)
Acts 16:19-34................................Paul and Silas and the jailer are saved
Acts 27:1, 13-26............................Paul, sailing toward Rome, is storm-tossed at sea
Acts 27:33-44................................Shipwreck and survival

Paul's Letters to Churches
Romans 3:9-26..............................All have sinned and all are made right by faith in Jesus, as a gift
Romans 5:1-11..............................God, who has loved us through Jesus, will finish saving us
Romans 8:1-2, 11-18.....................The Spirit makes us children of God
Romans 8:28-39............................“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Romans 12:1-21............................How we live because of God's mercies
1 Corinthians 1:10-25...................The cross is the solution for divided churches
1 Corinthians 12:12-31.................The Church is one body with many members
1 Corinthians 13:1-13...................Love is the solution for divided churches
1 Corinthians 15:12-28.................The resurrection of the dead: “In Christ shall all be made alive”
2 Corinthians 9:6-15.....................“God loves a cheerful giver”
2 Corinthians 11:18-33..................Paul boasts about his sufferings and weaknesses as an apostle
2 Corinthians 12:1-10...................Jesus tells Paul, “My power is made perfect in weakness”



Name:________________________ Month:____________________
Daily (5 or 6 days a week):

  1. Pray—Ask God to help you understand and believe what you are about to read.
  2. Read and mark—Read one passage from the list below. Then put a mark in the box beside the reading.
  3. Think—For example: What new thing did I learn? What puzzles me? How does this passage fit into the big story of the Bible? What does it teach about God and his plans? Is there a reason to praise God? A promise to claim? An example to follow? A sin to avoid? A command to obey? An idea for loving God or my neighbor? A prayer to pray?
  4. Pray—Talk to God about what you read.
  5. Share—Tell a friend (or your parents) one thing that you learned. Or ask them one question about what you read.

Extra (once a month if needed):
Read 5 passages in a row, all at once! Remember to put a mark beside all five readings.
Paul's Letters to Churches (continued)
Galatians 3:1-14............................The righteous shall live by faith
Galatians 5:1, 13-24......................Christ has set us free—Walk by the Spirit!
Ephesians 2:1-10; 3:14-21............ A new walk and a prayer to know God's love and power
Philippians 2:1-16.........................Imitating Christ's example of humility
Colossians 3:12-25........................Putting on love—Rules for Christian households
1 Thessalonians 4:9-18     and 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 ..........The coming of the Lord and warnings against disorderly living

Paul's Letters to Church Workers
1 Timothy 2:1-15..........................How to behave in the Church: Men and women and prayer
1 Timothy 3:1-16 .........................How to behave in the Church: good church leaders
2 Timothy 1:1-7; 3:14-17..............Timothy's heritage of faith and Scripture
Titus 2:1-14...................................God's grace teaches us how to live
Philemon 1:1, 8-22........................Paul's plea to Philemon for Onesimus

More Letters to Churches
Hebrews 10:1-18...........................Jesus replaces the Old Testament sacrifices and priests
Hebrews 10:19-31, 39...................The full assurance of faith
Hebrews 11:1-16...........................Without faith it is impossible to please God
Hebrews12:1-14...........................Lookin to Jesus and enduring God's discipline
James 2:8-17.................................Faith without works is dead
1 Peter 2:13-25..............................Submission to authority, following Christ in suffering
2 Peter 3:1-13; Jude 1:17-25.........The Day of the Lord will come; Kept in the love of God
1 John 1:1-10; 4:7-21....................Fellowship in the light; “We love because he first loved us”
3 John 1-15; 2 John 1:4-8..............Walking in truth and love and supporting faithful brothers
Revelation 1:9-20; 2:1-7...............John sees a vision of the Son of Man; To the church at Ephesus
Revelation 4:1-11..........................John sees a throne in heaven surrounded by worshipers
Revelation 5:1-14 .........................Worthy is the Lamb to open the scroll containing God's judgments
Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-8.........A great white throne; A new heaven and a new earth
Revelation 22:8-21........................“Surely I am coming soon”

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