Reading Through the Bible

It is always beneficial for us to be in God’s Word. Last fall we read through the New Testament. Now, I am issuing another challenge as we enter the year 2020. Here is the challenge: 

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 2 YEARS 

Reading through the Bible is a daunting task, no doubt. So, I set out to try to make it less intimidating. There are all kinds of scripture reading programs. If you follow a one year program and you fall behind, it is difficult to get caught up again. I tried to find a program that allowed for some wiggle room for you, the reader. But I couldn’t find one that appealed to me. I didn’t want us to follow a program just so we could say at the end that we read through the Bible. So, I developed a Scripture reading program that meets the following criteria: 

Read 3 chapters a day; 5 days a week Separate the Book of Psalms out from the rest of Scripture. So, to begin with, we will read from the Psalms. Harmonize the books of 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles. These books overlap in some areas. So, I made the attempt to put it all in chronological order as well as follow up certain time periods with the prophetic books written during those periods. 

I know this plan won’t be perfect. But, I feel it will be a plan we all can follow together. In fact, this plan is better than just reading through the Bible in 2 years. Here is what we will actually do: 

We will read through the Old Testament in 2 years (2 chapters a day) We will read through the New Testament 2 times in the same amount of time (1 chapter a day – the second year the reading is arranged by the date the book/letter was written. Interestingly, we begin 2020 with the Gospel of John and end 2021 with the Gospel of John.) 

Notice that I did not begin with Genesis and Matthew. I started with Isaiah and John. Let’s begin seeing a clear picture of who Jesus is. AND, let’s devote ourselves to being in God’s Word and knowing Him. 

Keep Looking Up! David Jordan 


September 2020

  • Week #1
    • Joshua 24; Judges 1; Revelation 14
    • Psalm 71-71; Revelation 15
    • Judges 2-3; Revelation 16
    • Judges 4-5; Revelation 17
  • Week #2
    • Judges 6-7; Revelation 18
    • Judges 8-9; Revelation 19
    • Psalm 73-74; Revelation 20
    • Judges 10-11; Revelation 21
    • Judges 12-13; Revelation 22
  • Week #3
    • Judges 14-15; 1 Thessalonians 1
    • Judges 16-17; 1 Thessalonians 2
    • Psalm 75-76; 1 Thessalonians 3
    • Judges 18-19; 1 Thessalonians 4
    • Judges 20-21; 1 Thessalonians 5

  • Week #4
    • Job 1-2; 1 Thessalonians 6
    • Job 3-4; 1 Thessalonians 7
    • Psalm 77-78; 1 Thessalonians 8
    • Job 5-6; Philemon 1
    • Job 7-8; Jude 1
  • Week #5
    • Job 9-10; Matthew 1
    • Job 11-12; Matthew 2
    • Psalm 79-80; Matthew 3

August 2020

  • Week #1
    • Deuteronomy 24-25; 2 Corinthians 11
    • Deuteronomy 26-27; 2 Corinthians 12
    • Psalm 63-64; 2 Corinthians 13
    • Deuteronomy 28-29; James 1
    • Deuteronomy 30-31; James 2
  • Week #2
    • Deuteronomy 32-33; James 3
    • Deuteronomy 34; Joshua 1; James 4
    • Psalm 65-66; James 5
    • Joshua 2-3; Revelation 1
    • Joshua 4-5; Revelation 2
  • Week #3
    • Joshua 6-7; Revelation 3
    • Joshua 8-9; Revelation 4
    • Psalm 67-68; Revelation 5
    • Joshua 10-11; Revelation 6
    • Joshua 12-13; Revelation 7
  • Week #4
    • Joshua 14-15; revelation 8
    • Joshua 16-17; Revelation 9
    • Psalm 69-70; Revelation 10
    • Joshua 18-19; Revelation 11
    • Joshua 20-21; Revelation 12
  • Week #5
    • Joshua 22-23; Revelation 13

July 2020

  • Week #1
    • Psalm 53-54; Acts 16
    • Numbers 24-25; Acts 17
    • Number 26-27; Acts 18
  • Week #2
    • Numbers 28-29; Acts 19
    • Number 30-31; Acts 20
    • Psalm 55-56; Acts 21
    • Numbers 32-33; Acts 22
    • Numbers 34-35; Acts 23
  • Week #3
    • Numbers 36; Deuteronomy 1; Acts 24
    • Deuteronomy 2-3; Acts 25
    • Psalm 57-58; Acts 26
    • Deuteronomy 4-5; Acts 27
    • Deuteronomy 6-7; Acts 28
  • Week #4
    • Deuteronomy 8-9; 2 Corinthians 1
    • Deuteronomy 10-11; 2 Corinthians 2
    • Psalm 59-60; 2 Corinthians 3
    • Deuteronomy 12-13; 2 Corinthians 4
    • Deuteronomy 14-15; 2 Corinthians 5
  • Week #5
    • Deuteronomy 16-17; 2 Corinthians 6
    • Deuteronomy 18-19; 2 Corinthians 7
    • Psalm 61-62; 2 Corinthians 8
    • Deuteronomy 20-21; 2 Corinthians 9
    • Deuteronomy 22-23; 2 Corinthians 10

June 2020

  • Week #1
    • Leviticus 15-16; 1 Corinthians 10
    • Leviticus 17-18; 1 Corinthians 11
    • Psalm 45-46; 1 Corinthians 12
    • Leviticus 19-20; 1 Corinthians 13
    • Leviticus 21-22; 1 Corinthians 14
  • Week #2
    • Leviticus 23-24; 1 Corinthians 15
    • Leviticus 25-26; 1 Corinthians 16
    • Psalm 47-48; Acts 1
    • Leviticus 27; Numbers 1; Acts 2
    • Numbers 2-3; Acts 3
  • Week #3
    • Numbers 4-5; Acts 4
    • Numbers 6-7; Acts 5
    • Psalm 49-50; Acts 6
    • Numbers 8-9; Acts 7
    • Numbers10-11; Acts 8
  • Week #4
    • Numbers 12-13; Acts 9
    • Numbers 14-15; Acts 10
    • Psalm 51-52; Acts 11
    • Numbers 16-17; Acts 12
    • Numbers 18-19; Acts 13
  • Week #5
    • Number 20-21; Acts 14
    • Numbers 22-23; Acts 15

May 2020

  • Week #1
    • Exodus 21-22
  • Week #2
    • Exodus 23-24; Luke 14
    • Exodus 25-26; Luke 15
    • Psalm 37-38; Luke 16
    • Exodus 27-28; Luke 17
    • Exodus 29-30; Luke 18
  • Week #3
    • Exodus 31-32; Luke 19
    • Exodus 33-34; Luke 20
    • Psalm 39-40; Luke 21
    • Exodus 35-36; Luke 22
    • Exodus 37-38; Luke 23
  • Week #4
    • Exodus 39-40; Luke 24
    • Leviticus 1-2; 1 Corinthians 1
    • Psalm 41-42; 1 Corinthians 2
    • Leviticus 3-4; 1 Corinthians 3
    • Leviticus 5-6; 1 Corinthians 4
  • Week #5
    • Leviticus 7-8; 1 Corinthians 5
    • Leviticus 9-10; 1 Corinthians 6
    • Psalm 43-44; 1 Corinthians 7
    • Leviticus 11-12; 1 Corinthians 8
    • Leviticus 13-14; 1 Corinthians 9

April 2020

  • Week #1
    • Psalm 27-28; Ephesians 5
    • Genesis 37-38; Ephesians 6
    • Genesis 39-40; Philippians 1
  • Week #2
    • Genesis 41-42; Philippians 2
    • Genesis 43-44; Philippians 3
    • Psalm 29-30; Philippians 4
    • Genesis 45-46; Colossians 1
    • Genesis 47-48; Colossians 2
  • Week #3
    • Genesis 49-50; Colossians 3
    • Exodus 1-2; Colossians 4
    • Psalm 31-20; Luke 1
    • Exodus 3-4; Luke 2
    • Exodus 5-6; Luke 3

  • Week #4
    • Exodus 7-8; Luke 4
    • Exodus 9-10; Luke 5
    • Psalm 33-34; Luke 6
    • Exodus 11-12; Luke 7
    • Exodus 13-14; Luke 8
  • Week #5
    • Exodus 15-16; Luke 9
    • Exodus 17-18; Luke 10
    • Psalm 35-36; Luke 11
    • Exodus 19-20; Luke 12

March 2020

  • Week #1
    • Genesis 3-4; Mark 3
    • Genesis 5-6; Mark 4
    • Psalm 19-20; Mark 5
    • Genesis 7-8; Mark 6
    • Genesis 9-10; Mark 7
  • Week #2
    • Genesis 11-12; Mark 8
    • Genesis 13-14; Mark 9
    • Psalm 21-22; Mark 10
    • Genesis 15-16; Mark 11
    • Genesis 17-18; Mark 12
  • Week #3
    • Genesis 19-20; Mark 13
    • Genesis 21-22; Mark 14
    • Psalm 23-24; Mark 15
    • Genesis 23-24; Mark 16
    • Galatians 1-3
  • Week #4
    • Genesis 25-26; Galatians 4
    • Genesis 27-28; Galatians 5
    • Psalm 25-26; Galatians 6
    • Genesis 29-30; Ephesians 1
    • Genesis 31-32; Ephesians 2
  • Week #5
    • Genesis 33-34; Ephesians 3
    • Genesis 35-36; Ephesians 4

February 2020

  • Week #1
    • Isaiah  37-38;  1 John 3 
    • Isaiah  39-40;  1 John 4 
    • Psalm  11-12;  1 John 5 
    • Isaiah  41-42;  2 John 
    • Isaiah  43-44;  3 John 
  • Week #2
    • Isaiah  45-46;  1 Timothy 1 
    • Isaiah  47-48;  1 Timothy 2 
    • Psalm  13-14;  1 Timothy 3 
    • Isaiah  49-50;  1 Timothy 4 
    • Isaiah  51-52;  1 Timothy 5 
  • Week #3
    • Isaiah  53-54;  1 Timothy 6 
    • Isaiah  55-56;  2 Timothy 1 
    • Psalm  15-16;  2 Timothy 2 
    • Isaiah  57-58;  2 Timothy 3 
    • Isaiah  59-60;  2 Timothy 4 
  • Week #4
    • Isaiah  61-62;  Titus 1 
    • Isaiah  63-64;  Titus 2 
    • Psalm  17-18;  Titus 3 
    • Isaiah  65-66 ; Mark 1 
    • Genesis  1-2;  Mark 2 

January 2020

  • Week #1
    • Psalm 1-2; John 1
    • Isaiah 1-2; John 2
    • Isaiah 3-4; John 3
  • Week #2
    • Isaiah 5-6; John 4
    • Isaiah 7-8; John 5
    • Psalm 3-4; John 6
    • Isaiah 9-10; John 7
    • Isaiah 11-12; John 8
  • Week #3
    • Isaiah 13-14; John 9
    • Isaiah 15-16; John 10
    • Psalm 5-6; John 11
    • Isaiah 17-18; John 12
    • Isaiah 19-20; John 13
  • Week #4
    • Isaiah 21-22; John 14
    • Isaiah 23-24; John 15
    • Psalm 7-8; John 16
    • Isaiah 25-26; John 17
    • Isaiah 27-28; John 18
  • Week #5
    • Isaiah 29-30; John 19
    • Isaiah 31-32; John 20
    • Psalm 9-10; John 21
    • Isaiah 33-34; 1 John 1
    • Isaiah 35-36; 1 John 2