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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bible Reading Plans

Our sermon this morning was out of Heb 4:12-13. We spoke of the power of God's word and talked about how it pertains to our corporate worship at WBF as well as our individual lives. You can hear the sermon here.  


We used the lessons in our text to launch into a detailed presentation of our plans for the upcoming year. Among other things, we discussed Daily Bible Reading Plans. Last January, we offered a number of plans on the first Sunday of the year. We had a huge response. A lot of people began to see the value and importance of making some time available to read the Bible every day. Most of these plans require only about 10-15 minutes of time and can be a significant factor in personal spiritual growth and development. 


Here are the plans we recommend this year. You can click on any one of them to see what they look like or, we'll be happy to email one or all of them:


Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading Plan - This is the Mac Daddy, Mama Jama of all Bible reading plans. It is 7 months long and calls for 10 chapters a day. Kelly and I did this one last year. It took some deliberation and discipline but, after the first week or so, we fell into a sweet and easy pattern of reading that actually became engaging and quite a blessing. Once we were finished, in September, the Bible had become integral to our day and we began searching for another plan. We came up with the next one:

Chronological - This plan takes you through the Bible chronologically, tracking events in the order they occurred. We're a little over a third of the way through and it is absolutely fascinating and educational as well. It involves about 10-20 minutes of reading a day.

One Year Plan - a simple plan to complete the Bible in a  year. It's easy to follow and will take about 15 minutes a day. This is a great plan for someone who has never done this before but seasoned Bible reading veterans can get much out of it as well. The Word of God is rich and deep. Much can be learned from repeated readings.

Reading Chart - Here's a plan that offers a simple way to keep track of what books and chapters you've read. You can move along at your own speed, avoiding the possibility of doubling over in your reading (not a bad thing in itself). In the past, I've found that this type of chart can be very helpful for someone who has never read through the Bible from front to back but wants to make sure they've read all of it. 

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